Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements

All students entering the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences – either as a first-time freshman or as a transfer student – are expected to have a laptop computer to ensure access to computing capability at all times and in all locations, helping to support student success. The specifications provided below are designed to support students’ computing needs through at least four years of Cal Poly instruction. For additional, department-level computer specifications, please click the link in each department name.

The Cal Poly bookstore offers educational discounts for computing hardware. Students who are experiencing financial hardship and who do not have resources available to purchase a computer can contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if any one-time funding may be available. You should email your request to financialaid@calpoly.edu with the subject line: "CAFES Computer Need." Cal Poly provides a host of IT support resources for students.

 

For More information, please visit CAFES Computer Requirements

 

 

DEPT

OS

SIZE

SCREEN

PROCESSOR

RAM

STORAGE

EXAMPLES

Horticulture and Crop Science

Mac or PC

13” or 15”

At least full HD screen (1920x1080)

Intel Core i5

16 GB

512 GB SSD

Dell XPS 15~$1200

MacBook Pro ~ $1500

 

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