Computer Recommendations

Students, check with your academic program to determine the technology requirements for your major or degree.

Staff, check with your supervisor or local support representative, the IT Service Desk, or your Seaver Technology Liaison for the appropriate computer recommendations to ensure you have the right tools for your position. 

General Recommendations

This is the baseline of supported computer specifications. Always check with your IT support area before purchasing a new computer.

System Category Recommended Specifications Minimum Specifications

Operating System

Windows 10
macOS 10.14 (Mojave)

Windows 10
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)


16 GB

8 GB

Hard Drive

512 GB Solid State Drive or larger

256 GB SATA Drive or larger


10/100/1000 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless

10/100 Ethernet 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless



2 USB 3.0 or more


1 USB 3.0

Video Adapter

HDMI to VGA Video Adapter

HDMI to VGA Video Adapter


4-year parts/on-site labor
Accidental Damage Coverage

3-year parts/on-site labor

*The warranty category is most applicable if a system is purchased new. Windows computers are normally purchased with three, four, or five-year warranties. Extended AppleCare is available for up to three years. An extended warranty may be available for existing computers.

IT Service Desk

Phone: 310-506-HELP (4357)

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Technology Service Request Form

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