Computer Recommendations - Coastal Carolina University
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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

Recommended PC Configuration

Dell University

  • Microsoft Windows 8®
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 processor
  • 4GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 160GB hard drive
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet adapter
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Microsoft Windows 10®
  • Intel Core i5, i7 or AMD Ryzen 5,7 processor
  • 8GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 128GB SSD
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet adapter
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software- Windows Defender is built into Windows PC. If you need virus protection, get it FREE!

Minimum MacBook Air Configuration

  • 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel i3 Processor
  • 8GB System Memory (RAM)
  • 128GB SSD
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get it FREE!)

Minimum MacBook Pro Configuration

  • 1.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8GB System Memory (1 or 2 DIMM)
  • 128GB SSD
  • I802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (Get for free from your Microsoft Office 365 account!)
  • Virus Protection Software (Get it FREE!)