Minimum Specifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Department Specs

Click on one of the departments below for a complete list of requirements for specific majors:


Emergent Digital Practices (EDP)

Daniels College of Business

Dept of Computer Science

Dept of Engineering

Lamont School of Music

Sturm College of Law


Lamont School of Music

Recommended for all Lamont School of Music majors:
Minimum: MacBook Pro or MacBook Air 13-inch with at least 500GB hard drive or 256GB PCI-e based flash storage.
Recommended: MacBook Pro 15-inch with at least 256GB PCI-e based flash storage.

PCI-e based flash storage is more expensive than a hard disk drive but much faster and dramatically improves battery life, which can be very helpful for students who sit in class all day unable to plug in their laptop.
Warranty: 3 year parts and labor (AppleCare Protection Plan - Auto Enroll)

If you decide to buy a machine other than those recommended (a Windows machine for example) please make sure your laptop has a built-in microphone and video camera for recording lessons, rehearsals, etc. and for use in Music Technology class.

REQUIRED for Lamont Bachelor of Music Recording and Production majors:
Minimum: MacBook Pro 15-inch with 512 GB PCI-e based flash storage
Warranty: 3 years parts and labor (AppleCare Protection Plan - Auto Enroll)

Please visit our New Student site for more information.

If you have any questions about the Lamont School's laptop requirements, please contact:

Michael Schulze
Lecturer, Coordinator of Music Recording and Production program