Laptop RequirementsLaptop Requirements

Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Standard Requirements for Laptop Computers


Minimum Configuration
Windows® Operating System XP (SP3) or Windows 7
Processor   2.5GHz  (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor or newer)
(RAM) Memory   4.0GB
Video Card   64 MB
(NIC) Network Interface Card   10/100 base supported or Gigabit
Hard Drive   120 GB
Wireless LAN   802.11 a/g/n
Media Devices   24x CD-RW or DVD/RW
External Storage   minimum 4GB Flash style drive
Recommended Software   Microsoft® Office 2007
Security Software   Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewall (i.e., Symantec AntiVirus™)
  • There are several different processors available for laptops. We recommend the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor which will perform well in laptops.

  • The Information Technology Department will not support software or hardware that does not contribute to the academic, research, or administrative work of the University.

  • The Information Technology Department will only support Windows based devices.  We do not provide support for other Operating Systems (i.e. Apple, Linux, etc...)

  • Because of liability issues, the Information Technology Department will not provide service on student and/or personal computers.

  • For further information on laptop purchase and recommendations, please contact
    the Law School Help Desk at 713-313-1120 or