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.
|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|
|Graphics||1 GB VRAM||2 GB VRAM or better|
|Display||13″||13″ or better|
|Ports||2 USB 2.0 ports||2 USB 3.0 ports|
|Operating System||Windows 10/macOS 10.13||Windows 10/macOS 10.15|
For Cinema & Interactive Media Students
Recommended laptop specs above
- 2 TB external hard drive w/ USB 3
32 GB flash drive
SDHC (class 10) card
USB-C to USB-A and possibly HDMI dongles
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.
Advisory: In summer 2020, the University of Miami will be streamlining cloud storage offerings by migrating all data from Box to Microsoft OneDrive. Click here to learn more about this important initiative.