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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 8.1 or Windows 10
Hardware
  • 2GHz or faster 64-bit processor
  • 4GB RAM minimum (8GB recommended)
  • Direct3D - compatible graphics card with 1GB integrated RAM (2GB recommended)
  • OpenGL 4 compatibility
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 1600 x 1050 screen resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • 3-button mouse with scroll wheel

 

Mac Users

Laptop Operating System
  • Mac OS X v10.12 or later (Sierra)
  • MacBook Pro 5.1 or later
Hardware
  • 2GHz or faster 64-bit multi-core Intel processor
  • 3GB RAM minimum (8GB or above recommended)
  • Direct3D - compatible graphics card with 1GB integrated RAM (2GB recommended)
  • OpenGL 4 compatibility
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 1280 x 800 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.