What are the recommendations for laptops at Coastal Law?


There are many vendor choices for purchasing a laptop, some of the common vendors are:

There also a number of 3rd party vendors who can offer educational discounts such as:


Dell offers special discounts on the Florida Coastal account page to students and faculty/staff with valid @law.fcsl.edu and @fcsl.edu e-mail addresses.  Just visit www.dell.com/floridacoastal!


Apple offers educational discounts to qualified persons and institutions.  To access Florida Coastal's educational page, visit the Apple Store, then click on the Educational Store link.  You can find Florida Coastal in the list by either entering 'Florida', or '32256' or just 'Florida Coastal Sch of Law'.


  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon/Turion (or better) 2.4ghz
  • RAM: 2-4 Gigabytes of RAM (for Microsoft Windows 7)
  • Networking: Wireless A/B/G/N, G or N is strongly recommended.


Either the MacBook or MacBook Pro are more than adequate for use on the Coastal Law campus.

Note: To participate in ExamSoft exams, you will need MacOS 10.5.8 (or later - "Leopard" or "Snow Leopard") running on an Intel-powered Mac with at least 512mb of RAM and 50 mb of free disk space.


Microsoft Office (both Windows and Mac) is strongly recommended. The Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition is usually recommended.  We also have, available for checkout from the Library Reference desk, Corel WordPerfect Suite.  This is free from Coastal Law to our students and faculty.

Adobe products like Acrobat Professional and the Creative Suite are also available to students and faculty at a substantial discount from our e-store.

For Windows users, a good anti-virus package is recommended. There are many choices in this arena, here is a small sampling:

We do have a computer lab on campus that can be used for word processing and research with Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis.

Configuration instructions are available in the computer lab and we ask that configure your system the initial time.

To use Elluminate Live, you'll need to have Oracle's Java installed. Additionally, Quicktime Player is strongly recommended