Recommended Laptops

The School of Communication encourages all incoming undergraduate and graduate students own a laptop. For help with purchasing a laptop, please see the recommendations below.

Component Minimum Recommended
Processor Intel Core i5 processor or equivalent Intel Core i7 processor or equivalent
Memory 8 GB 16 GB or better
Hard Drive 500 GB 512 GB SSD or better
Processor Intel Core i5 processor or equivalent Intel Core i7 processor or equivalent
Graphics 512 MB VRAM 1.5 GB VRAM or better
Display 13" 13" or better
Ports 2 USB 2.0 ports 2 USB 3.0 ports
Operating System Windows 7/Mac OS X 10.9 Windows 10/Mac OS X 10.11

Example minimum specification computers:

Example recommended computers:


Software for Personal Computers

The University of Miami provides access to a number of programs such as Microsoft Office for students. For more information on available software, please visit http://www.miami.edu/software.

Cloud File Storage

Students enrolled at the University of Miami have a variety of cloud file storage solutions available at no cost. For more information, please visit the links below.

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