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General Purpose Computing - Laptops:

Windows:

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  • Pentium Core Duo or Core 2 Duo, 1.6 GHz or better
  • 60 gigabytes (GB) or larger hard drive
  • 512 megabytes (MB) Random Access emory (RAM)
  • DVD/CD-RW combination drive or DVD-RW drive
  • 14 inch display or larger
  • Built-in Ethernet network adapter
  • Built-in 802.11g wireless adapter
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Home or Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007, academic version


Macintosh:

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  •   13" 1.83GHz or faster MacBook
  • 60 gigabyte (or larger) hard drive
  • 512 megabyte Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • DVD/CDRW combination drive or DVD SuperDrive (DVD-RW burner)
  • (802.11g and ethernet comes standard on all Macintosh laptops)
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh, academic version


Video/Photo Editing - Laptops:

Windows:

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  • Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or faster
  • 1.0 GB RAM (more if considering video editing)
  • DVD-RW combination drive
  • 14 inch display
  • Built-in Ethernet network adapter
  • Built-in 802.11g wireless adapter
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Home or Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007, academic version
  • Additional software, determined by coursework
  • External 320 or 500 GB Firewire drive for video editing (if applicable to program)


Macintosh:

  • 15" 2.16 GHz or faster MacBook Pro
  • 1GB RAM or more - 2GB is recommended for video editing
  • 120GB hard drive or larger
  • DVD-RW SuperDrive
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh, academic version
  • Additional software, determined by coursework
  • External 320 or 500 GB Firewire drive for video editing (if applicable to program)


Interactive Journalism Program:
(minimum requirements)

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  • 15" 2.33GHz MacBook Pro
  • 1GB RAM, 2GB is better!
  • 120 GB hard drive or larger
  • DVD-RW SuperDrive
  • Macintosh OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Macintosh, academic version
  • Quicktime Pro