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Minimum Technology Requirements

2016-2017 Seaver College Business Administration Division Student Computer Minimum Requirements

Accounting, business administration, finance contract, and international business majors are required to own a laptop that meets at least the minimum specifications listed below, along with Microsoft Office 2016 or newer. It has been brought to our attention that more students are arriving with Apple computers. Please note our requirement is a standard windows PC due to software add-ons and compatibility issues that are not Mac supported. All students will be responsible for finding alternate software or options to complete assignments. There are several pc labs located throughout the university which students can access and use.

System Category Recommended Specifications Minimum Specifications


Dell Latitude D-series or Select HP models

Any laptop that meets the minimums

Operating System (see note 1)

Windows 10

Windows 7


IntelĀ® Quad Core

2.0GHz Dual Core Pentium or equivalent


14.1" WXGA+ or larger

13" XGA

Video Memory

1024 MB graphics or higher

512 MB graphics



4GB or higher

Hard Drive

500GB 7200RPM

250GB 5400RPM or larger


10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless

10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g /n wireless


  1. VGA (15 hole)/ HDMI OUT

  2. USB 2.0 or more

1 VGA (15 hole)

1 USB 2.0

Battery Life

3-hour or longer

2-hour or longer


16GB USB Flash Drive or larger Laptop lock

8GB USB Flash Drive Laptop lock

Warranty (see note 2)

4-year parts/on-site labor

4-year parts/on-site labor



(1)-The warranty category is most applicable if a system is purchased new. If you already own a computer, you should explore the option of an extended warranty to cover the duration of your academic career. Contact the system manufacturer or the store where you purchased the system for extended warranty options.