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Minimum Technology Requirements

Seaver College Business Administration Student Computer 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 (see Note 1). Please note that all students will be responsible for finding alternate software or options to complete assignments.

If you need assistance with selecting a laptop, please contact the Help Desk at 310.506.4357.

System Category Recommended Specifications Minimum Specifications


Any Windows or Mac laptop that meets the hardware requirements listed below:

Any Windows or Mac laptop that meets the hardware requirements listed below:


i7 or M2 or newer

i5 or M1



8GB or higher

Hard Drive

1 TB Solid State Drive or larger 

512 GB Solid State Drive or larger


1080p Video HD Capable

720p Video Capable


Ethernet and Wifi Capable

Wifi Capable

Media Drives

External 8X DVD+/-RW drive

External 8x DVD+/-RW drive 


HDMI out and
2 USB-C/USB 3.0 or more ports

2 USB 3.0 or more ports


64 GB USB Flash Drive or larger

32 GB USB Flash Drive

Warranty (see note 2)

4-year parts/on-site labor

4-year parts/on-site labor


(1) - Office for Students and Educators: Microsoft 365 for Students

(2) - The warranty category is most applicable if a system is purchased new. We recommend adding an Accidental Damage warranty if available. 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.