Division Technology Requirements
2020 - 2021 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. All students will be responsible for finding alternate software or options to complete assignments. If you need assitance with selecting a laptop, please contact the Computer Store at 310.506.4811.
|System Category||Recommended Specifications||Minimum Specifications|
|Manufacturer/Model||Dell Latitude or Select HP and Lenovo models for PC or Apple Macbook Pro||Any laptop that meets the minimum requirements|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Professional/OS X 10.15||Windows 10 Home/OS X 10.15|
|Processor||Intel® Quad Core i7||Intel® Quad Core i5|
|Display||14.1" WXGA+ or larger||13" XGA|
|Video Memory||1024 MB graphics or higher||512 MB graphics|
|RAM||16 GB||16 GB or higher|
|Hard Drive||500GB 7200RPM||250GB 5400RPM or larger|
|Webcam||720P Video Cam||720P Video Cam|
|Networking||10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless||10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless|
2 USB 3.0 or more
|1 VGA (15 hole)/HDMI OUT
2 USB 2.0 or more
|Battery Life||4-hour or longer||4-hour or longer|
|Warranty (see note 1)||4-year parts/on-site labor||4-year parts/on-site labor|
Notes: (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.