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Laptop Requirement

CEHSP requires all entering undergraduate students to have a laptop computer.

Laptop Purchase

The Computer Corner, part of UMD Stores, offers several laptop specials featuring extended warranties and competitive prices. Their toll free phone number is (866) 726-8631. Students may be able to get a tax break when purchasing a laptop on campus; contact Jim Kolar for details. Laptops may by purchased from any vendor, as preferred.

Minimum Laptop Specifications:


  • Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.6.8 (or newer)
  • 2 GHz processor (multi-core Intel, AMD, or Mac)
  • 120 GB or larger hard drive
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended for 64-bit OS)
  • 802.11g or newer Wireless network



  • CD-RW / DVD-ROM optical drive
  • 10/100 Ethernet network
  • 1 GB USB Flash Drive (to transfer files)
  • 3-4 year Service/Maintenance plan
  • Accidental Damage Plan or Insurance
  • VGA external display adapter






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Free Software:


Recommended Software:


  • Other software such as Microsoft Windows, MS Office, and Adobe Creative Suite are subsidized by the University and available at a greatly reduced cost. Please refer to UMD's Bookstore Computer Corner.


Financial Aid for Laptop Purchase



Collegiate Technology Requirements

UMD's Collegiate Unit Technology Requirements page shows requirements for all the collegiate units.