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Landscape Architecture Computer Specs

SDSU Landscape Architecture Program Suggested Minimum Computer Specifications


Students need to have their own laptop computers with applicable software installed by the beginning of second-year fall semester.

PC Users

Laptop Operating System

  • Windows 10
Hardware
  • 3GHz or faster 64-bit processor
  • 8GB RAM minimum (16GB recommended)
  • Direct3D - compatible graphics card with 1GB integrated RAM (2GB recommended)
  • OpenGL 4 compatibility
  • 500GB hard drive (1 TB recommended)
  • 1920 x 1080 screen resolution 
  • 3-button mouse with scroll wheel

 

Mac Users

Laptop Operating System

  • Mac OS X v10.14 or later (Mojave)
  • MacBook Pro 5.5 or later
Hardware
  • 3GHz or faster 64-bit multi-core Intel processor
  • 8GB RAM minimum (16GB or above recommended)
  • Direct3D - compatible graphics card with 1GB integrated RAM (2GB recommended)
  • OpenGL 4 compatibility
  • 500GB hard drive (1 TB recommended)
  • 1440 x 900 screen resolution (2800 x 1800 with Retina Display recommended)
  • 3-button mouse with scroll wheel
Software
  1. Acrobat (not Reader)
  2. Photoshop
  3. Illustrator
  4. InDesign
For questions, please contact Program Coordinator of Landscape Architecture, Don Burger.