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Computer (Laptop) Requirements

Students Computer (Laptop) Requirements

The school supports wireless networking through two separate network cards, a wireless network card and also a standard Ethernet card. The wireless card can be purchased at the school during orientation week. The Ethernet card can be used for the campus dorm rooms.

A PC laptop is preferable, but Mac laptops can still be used with the installation of an Airport wireless card or the Lucent Orinoco wireless card. A list of product recommendations are provided by the Pepperdine computer store. Please see below for minimum laptop requirements.

PC Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
  • Pentium M single core 2 GHz (or higher) OR Pentium Duo dual core 1.83 GHz (or higher) processor
  • At least 64MB discrete memory or 128 MB shared graphics/video memory
  • 1 GB or higher RAM
  • 80 GB or bigger (5400 RPM minimum) Hard Drive
  • USB Flash Memory - 1 GB or higher
  • DVD+-RW
  • 10/100 Ethernet and 802.11b wireless networking capabilities

Mac Minimum Requirements:

  • Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
  • Apple Boot Camp
  • At least an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
  • 64MB DDR video memory
  • 1 GB or higher RAM
  • 80 GB or bigger (5400 RPM minimum) Hard Drive
  • DVD+-RW
  • Airport card built-in for networking