Laptop Requirements | LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Laptop Requirements

 

Interested in our 3+3 Pre-Law Program?

For incoming students, if you are interested in 3+3, please inform a Mass Communication counselor prior to or during freshmen orientation course scheduling. 

Additionally, it is a requirement that every student visit a Mass Communication counselor before mid-term in the fall of freshmen year.

 

 

Laptop Requirements for Incoming Students

Students declaring a major or minor in Mass Communication are required to have their own laptop computer upon entering the first Mass Communication class. It should have access to wireless internet and be able to run Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Please note, if you choose an Apple device is should run OS X (laptop, not iPad) and not iOS (iPhone and iPad) as iOS will not run the Adobe products at this time.

System requirements | July 2018

Windows

  • Multicore processor with 64-bit support
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit) or Windows 8.1 (64 bit), or Windows 10 (64 bit). However Windows 10 is recommended
  • Supporting Windows 10 Creator Edition & Dial
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • 8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x800 display (1920x1080 or larger recommended)
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS X  v10.11, v10.12 or v10.13
  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
  • 8 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280x800 display (1920x1080 or larger recommended)
  • Sound card compatible with Apple Core Audio
  • Optional: Adobe-recommended GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.*

Still have questions? E-mail us at masscomm@lsu.edu