Division Technology Requirements
Seaver College Communication Division Student Computer Recommendations
Advertising, Communication Studies, Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Screen Arts, and Sport Administration majors are recommended to own a laptop that meets at least the minimum specifications listed below. 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|
|Manufacturer/Model||Dell Latitude, HP EliteBook, Lenovo Thinkpad, or Apple MacBook||Any laptop that meets the minimum requirements|
|Processor||i7 or M2||i5 or M1|
|RAM||16 GB||8 GB or higher|
|Hard Drive||1 TB Solid State Drive or larger||512 GB Solid State Drive or larger|
|Webcam||1080p Video HD Capable||720p Video Capable|
|Networking||Ethernet and Wifi Capable||Wifi Capable|
|Media Drives||External 8X DVD+/-RW drive||External 8x DVD+/-RW drive|
|Ports||HDMI out and
2 USB-C/USB 3.0 or more ports
|2 USB 3.0 or more ports|
|Accessories||64 GB USB Flash Drive or larger||32 GB USB Flash Drive|
|Warranty (see note 1)||4-year parts/on-site labor||4-year parts/on-site labor|
Note (1) - 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.