|If you plan to use your laptop computer for exams, then make sure you review,|
to determine if your current or future laptop computer meets the requirements to run Law School applications like the exam taking software, Examplify.
SCU Law students are eligible for the standard discounts available by the computer manufacturer. Learn more about SCU student purchases here.
When you purchase a laptop computer, we strongly recommend getting at least a 3 or 4 year warranty. We also recommend that you consider the "spill protection" add-on warranty, which cover drops, spills, and other mishaps that is not normally covered under a standard warranty.
Please note that the Law Technology Help Desk, as mandated by the University, is not authorized to re-install OS software, do any data recovery, hardware upgrades (storage, RAM), etc. If you have any hardware issues with your notebook, then we will help you with any initial diagnostics on your issue and then refer you to a local vendor to do any warranty repairs or recommended that you contact your laptop computer vendor.
*Minimum Specifications for computer laptops (2023-2024)
PC: 2.0+ Ghz or higher; Intel equivalent of i5, but recommended is i7 or higher (for distance learning apps like Zoom)
Mac: same as PC above for 2018 - 2019 Intel based macs; Apple Silicon M1 or later is recommended; 2016 or older Mac are considered "vintage" and may be under powered for the latest Examsoft taking software, Examplify.
*NOTE: ARM based CPU will not run Examsoft exam taking software
**NOTE: Linux OS, Chrome OS, or Android OS is not supported by Examsoft's exam taking software
Windows: 10 full version or later to Windows 11 22H2
Mac OS: Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura
8 Gigabytes (GB); 16 GB or more is highly recommended
256 - 512 Gigabytes (GB); 512 Gigabytes (GB) is recommended
720p resolution; 1080p or higher is desirable
Other factors to consider...