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CEHSP requires all students to have a laptop computer.  Students may purchase a laptop from anywhere as long as it meets the technology requirements listed below. UMD's Computer Corner offers several laptop specials featuring both Windows and Apple computers, extended warranties, and competitive prices. Required technology purchased at the Computer Corner is sales-tax free. For more information on how Financial Aid can cover the cost of a computer purchase, plesae visit the UMD One Stop page.

Laptop Specifications (minimum)


  • Windows 7 or 8.x | Mac OS 10.8 (or newer)
  • 1.6 GHz processor (multi-core Intel, AMD)
  • 120 GB or larger hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 802.11g or newer Wireless network
  • Web Camera
  • 4 GB USB Flash Drive (to transfer files)


  • VGA external display adapter (for classroom presentations)
  • 3-4 year Service/Maintenance plan
  • Accidental Damage Plan or Insurance Coverage (available for laptops purchased at the UMD Computer Corner)


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