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Computer Purchasing Programs:

DISCLAIMER: Purchases made utilizing this program are between Dell or Apple and the purchaser. The College does not recommend or endorse Dell or Apple products. Dell has agreed to offer discounts up to 17%, depending on model and options. However, the College does not guarantee any prices or discounts offered by Dell through this program. The purchaser is encouraged to comparison shop other manufacturers and vendors. Apple offers discounted pricing for all students attending higher education institutions at its online "Apple Store for Education."

South Texas College of Law does not have a laptop requirement and does not recommend any specific manufacturer or model. The following guidelines should be considered when purchasing a new computer.

Minimum HW Suggested
  • A portable laptop weighs 6 pounds or less
  • Recent Intel or AMD dual or quad core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 80GB hard drive or SSD
  • Built-in 802.11g/n wireless
Preferred Hardward
  • A portable laptop weighs 6 pounds or less
  • Recent Intel or AMD dual or quad core processor
  • 4-8GB of RAM
  • 80-128GB SSD drive or 7200rpm hard drive
  • Built-in 802.11g/n wireless, bluetooth, webcam, sound, non-glare LED screen
  • A three-year warranty
Suggested Software
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Office 2010 for PC or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
  • Adobe Reader
  • Firefox browser
  • Microsoft Security Essentials or Norton/Symantec antivirus
  • More software information can be found here

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at or call 713.646.8040 x. 1555


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