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 | M1 Chip processor or equivalent|
|Memory||8 GB||16 GB or better|
|Hard Drive||500 GB||512 GB SSD or better|
|Graphics||2 GB VRAM||4 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 10.15||Windows 10/macOS 11.6|
For Cinema & Interactive Media Students
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.