College of Business Design Programs Laptop Recommendations/Requirements

Each Professional Program requires the purchase of a laptop. It is expected that each student will have purchased a laptop that meets these requirements no later than the start of their 300-level design coursework.

 

College of Business Design Programs Laptop Requirements

Due to complications with software on Mac OS X, purchasing a Windows PC is advised. If you have already purchased a MacBook, please see the requirements below.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS (General Guidelines)
Recommended Storage (hard drive):

No less than 256GB; 500GB Solid State Drive (SSD) would be best.

Recommended Memory (RAM):

8GB minimum, with available expansion slots; 16GB recommended.

Recommended Processors:

Intel® i5 or i7-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

 

See Compatible Dell Computers

 
APPAREL DESIGN & MERCHANDISING DESIGN SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • MS Office 365

Available to all College of Business students
http://business.oregonstate.edu/office365

  • Adobe CC (Creative Cloud)

Adobe CC student license is available.

http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/students.edu.html

 
INTERIOR DESIGN SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
  • Autodesk Programs* 

A free student license is available. http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=download_center

AutoCAD and Revit programs are used in Interior design courses.

*Please be aware that Windows 10 is not yet officially supported by AutoDesk software products. For a full explanation, visit: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Windows-10-support-for-Autodesk-products.html

  • MS Office 365

Available to all College of Business students

http://business.oregonstate.edu/office365

  • Adobe CC (Creative Cloud)

Adobe CC student license is available. http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/students.edu.html