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Computer Recommendations

To ensure that students acquire a computer that will meet their needs while attending Coastal Carolina University, Student Computing Services makes these minimal recommendations for computer specifications.

Most if not all contemporary laptops and desktops will meet and/or exceed these recommendations.

All students enrolling in Computer Science, Information Systems or Information Technology are required to have a laptop/notebook computer. It is recommended that all graphic design majors acquire a MacBook Pro. Laptop computers are strongly recommended for chemistry, marine science, mathematics, and Wall College of Business majors. We advise all students to discuss with your adviser or review your academic major’s website for any additional computer recommendations.

Minimum PC Configuration (Dell University)

  • Microsoft Windows 8®
  • Intel Core i3, i5, i7 class processor
  • 4GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 160GB hard drive
  • DVD+/-RW drive
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet adapter
  • Integrated 802.11b/g wireless networking card
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get it FREE!)

Minimum MacBook Air Configuration

  • 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor
  • 2GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 64GB Flash Memory
  • Integrated AirPort wireless networking card
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get it FREE!)

Minimum MacBook Pro Configuration

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor
  • 4GB System Memory (1 or 2 DIMM)
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Super Drive (DVD+/-RW) drive
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet adapter
  • Integrated AirPort Extreme wireless networking card
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get it FREE!)