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Division Technology Requirements

Seaver College Communication Division 

Advertising, Communication Studies, Integrated Marketing Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Screen Arts, and Sport Administration majors are required 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.