Computer Requirements

Should you already own a relatively new laptop or choose not to purchase a Dell through the student program, your portable computer must meet the following minimum specifications.  Please make sure your computer is able to connect to the network.

System Requirements

Minimum Requirements
Windows:
  • Operating System: 32-bit and 64-bit versions of genuine Windows 10 (certified versions: 1909, 2004, 20H2, and 21H1)
  • English (United States) Language Pack must be installed.
  • Processor: Non-ARM processor supported by your operating system
  • 8GB of RAM recommended; 4GB required
  • Hard drive: At least 4BG available space
  • Internal Ethernet 10/100 and/or 802.11 g/n/ac wireless
  • Camera with intergrated microphone (external headset not allowed)
  • Screen resolution should be at least 1280x768. Scaling should be set to 100%
  • Microsoft Office
  • Administrator level account permissions.
  • NOTE: Alternate Versions of Windows such as Windows RT, Windows 10S are NOT supported
Mac:
  • Processor: Intel or Apple M1 - Devices using Apple's M1 processor and Apple Rosetta 2 are supported
  • OS X 10.14.6 (Mojave), 10.15.7 (Catalina), MacOS Big Sur (version 11.0) - Server version of Mac OS X is NOT supported
  • 4GB of RAM or higher
  • Hard drive: at least 4GB available storage space
  • Internal Ethernet and/or 802.11 g/n/ac wireless
  • Camera with intergrated microphone (external headset not allowed)
  • MS Office for Mac
  • Administrator level account permissions
Tablets:
  • Surface Pro tablets are supported
  • Physical keyboards are required for Examsoft
  • Android tablets, iPad and iPad Pro are NOT compatible or supported

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  • Alternate version of Windows 10; such as Windows RT and Windows 10S, are NOT compatible or supported 
  • Chromebooks and Linux are NOT compatible or support

For more information about laptop requirements, computer purchases, School of Law technology services, or other questions related to Law School computing, contact the Technology Help Desk at (206) 398-4178, lawhelp@seattleu.edu, or room 311 of Sullivan Hall.

For financial assistance in purchasing your laptop, look into our financial aid options for incoming students.