Computer Requirements

COVID-19 Technological Information

In light of the current state social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines, it is required that any hardware being used for audio/video teleconferencing must have an operating web camera and microphone to fully participate in any distance learning classes. This also includes a minimum bandwidth of 2.5 Gbs/sec. Please see our Internet Resources page for recommendations related to internet connectivity. For full technological requirements for Zoom conferencing please visit the Zoom Hardware Requirements page

PC Requirements

  • CPU = Non-ARM based processor supported by your operating system
  • RAM = 4Gbs or higher
  • Hard Drive = 4GB or higher of available space.
  • Operating System = Latest version of Windows 10 build 20H2 or higher or Windows 11 build 21H2 (Note: Windows 10 RT and Windows 10 S are not are not supported at this time.)
  • English (United States) Language Pack must be installed.
  • Screen Resolution must be 1024x768 or higher
  • Administrator level account permissions (Instructions)

Mac Requirements

  • CPU = Intel or M1 Processor
  • RAM = 4 GB or higher
  • Hard Drive = 4GB or higher available space. 
  • Operating System = MAC OS X 10.15 (Catalina) and above. Older MAC OS Operating Systems are no longer supported by Apple. 
  • Server version of Mac OS X is not supported.
  • Administrator level account permissions (Instructions)

Financial Aid Information For Laptop Purchases

Students who wish to borrow additional student loans for computer purchases up to $2,000 and add to the expense to their standard budget must reach out to the School of Law Office of Student Financial Services.

Warranty Information

To cover your machine throughout your law school education we strongly suggest that you purchase an extended three-year warranty at the time of your notebook purchase. For more information about warranty information, please contact your vendors’ warranty site.

Tablet Computers

Tablet computers, although compatible to connect to the UCI Mobile Access Network, will only have limited support within the UC Irvine School of Law.  Tablet computers should be used as a supplemental device and not a primary device for computing.

Exams CANNOT be taken on tablet computers.  Support is not available.