Computer Requirements for Law School

 

The University of Miami has special pricing on software for students. Click here for a list of software offered by the University of Miami to students. Some software is offered for free and some require a fee. For any questions about software purchase please contact Student Technology Help Desk at 305-284-8887. If a student is planning on purchasing a new desktop or laptop, these are the minimum requirements Miami Law recommends:

New Systems: PC

Operating System

Processor


RAM


Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Network

Wireless


Warranty

Standard
Windows 7

3.16 GHz Core 2
Duo Intel E8500

3 or 4 GB


500 GB

16x DVD+/-RW

10/100/1000 MB

802.11 a/g/n

4-year basic limited warranty and 4-year NBD onsite service

Advanced
Windows 7

3.3 GHz Core i5 or
3.4 GHz Core i7 Intel

4 (if 32-bit OS) or 6+ (if 64-bit OS) GB

1 TB

16x DVD+/-RW

10/100/1000

802.11 a/g/n

4-year basic limited warranty and 4-year NBD onsite service

New Systems: Mac 

Operating System

Processor


RAM

Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Network

Wireless

Warranty

Standard
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

3.06GHz Intel
Core i3

4 GB

500 GB

8x DL SuperDrive

10/100/1000 MB

802.11 a/g/n

3-year warranty

Advanced
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) 

2.80 Core i5 Intel
Quad Core

8 GB

1 TB

8x DL SuperDrive

10/100/1000

802.11 a/g/n

3 yr warranty

Pre-Existing Systems: PC 

Operating System

Processor

RAM

Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Network

Wireless

Warranty
Windows 7

2.0 GHz Intel Dual Core

1 GB

120 GB

CD-RW/DVD+RW

10/100 MB

802.11 a/b

An extended warranty is recommend.

Pre-Existing Systems: Mac 

Operating System

Processor

RAM

Hard Drive

Optical Drive

Network

Wireless

Warranty

OS X 10.6

2.1 GH Intel Core 2 Duo

2 GB

80 GB

CD-RW/DVD+RW

10/100 MB

802.11 a/b

An extended warranty is recommend.