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RECOMMENDED LAPTOPS 2019-2020

This is a list of the recommended laptops and Macs for use by students studying at Ravensbourne, University of London in 2019-2020. A PDF is also available to download.

Download a PDF of the Laptop specs required for students at Ravensbourne this academic year.

Course Operating System Processor/CPU/RAM minimum Processor/CPU/RAM Recommended Memory (M) Memory (R) Recommended Model Graphics Card/GPU minimum Graphics Card/GPU Recommended
Advertising & Brand Design BA (Hons) Mac quad core i5 8GB 13" or 15" Macbook Pro i5
Animation BA (Hons)* Windows or Mac Intel i5 Dual Core 2.5GHz and above (or AMD equivalent Intel i7 Quad Core 3.0GHz and above (or AMD
equivalent)
8GB 16GB Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (i7 generation) / Mac Book Pro i7 With Mouse + Graphics Tablet Nvidia 970GTX (or AMD equivalent) Nvidia 970GTX (or AMD equivalent)
Architecture BA (Hons) Windows 10 or Macbook Pro i5 or i7 with facility to run Windows 10 for CAD (i7 recommended) 8GB 32GB 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 16GB
Broadcast Audio Technology BSc (Hons) Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7, any Windows CPU Quad core i7, any Windows CPU 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop
Broadcast Computing BSc (Hons) Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7, any Windows CPU 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop
Broadcast Systems Technology BSc (Hons) Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7, any Windows CPU 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop
Design & Coding BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 64bit i7 Quad Core or Xeon equivalent 8GB 16GB 13" or 15" Macbook Pro i7 16GB or Dell Inspiron 7000 i7 16GB 256GB SSD 512GB SSD NVIDIA Quadro K620
Design Products BA (Hons) Windows 10 (1709 release) Intel Core i5 or i7 or i9, minimum 4 cores (QUAD CORE) 8GB 15" or more NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above. Preferably latest ones such as GTX 980 Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, AMD RX 580
Digital Advertising & Design BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 i5 i7 Quad Core or Xeon equivalent 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i5 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 2GB NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above
Digital Film Production BA Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7, any Windows CPU 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop 16GB
Digital Photography BA (Hons) quad core i5 2.3 GHz 16GB 13" or 15" Macbook Pro i5
Digital Television Production BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7, any Windows CPU 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop 16GB
Editing and Post Production BA (Hons) Mac or Windows Minimum i7 Quad Core 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 4K 16GB 2GB
Fashion BA (Hons) Mac or Windows Quad Core i5 i7 Quad Core or Xeon equivalent 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 4K 16GB 2GB
Fashion Accessory Design BA Mac or Windows Quad Core i7 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 16GB or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 4K 16GB 2GB or above
Fashion Buying & Brand Management BA (Hons) Mac i7 quad core 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7, 16GB 2GB or above
Fashion Promotion BA (Hons) Mac i7 quad core 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7, 16GB 2GB or above
Games Design BA (Hons) Windows or Mac Intel i5 Dual Core 2.5GHz and above (or AMD equivalent) Intel i7 Quad Core 3.0GHz and above (or AMD equivalent) 8GB 16GB Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (i7 generation) / Mac Book Pro i7 With Mouse + Graphics Tablet Nvidia 970GTX (or AMD equivalent) Nvidia 1050GTX (or AMD equivalent)
Graphic Design BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 i5 i7 quad core or Xeon
equivalent
8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i5 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 2GB or NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above
Illustration for Communication BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 i5 i7 quad core or Xeon
equivalent
8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i5 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 2GB or NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above
Interior Design and Environment Architectures BA (Hons) (IDEAs)* Windows 10 or Macbook Pro i5 i7 recommended) with facility to run Windows 10 for CAD 8GB 32GB 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 16GB 2GB
Motion Graphics BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 i5 i7 quad core or Xeon
equivalent
8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i5 or 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 2GB or NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above
Music for Media BA (Hons) Mac i7 quad core 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7, 16GB
Music and Sound Production BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 64 bit 2.2Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 i7 processor, turbo boost up to 3.4GHz 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 with two Thunderbolt 2 ports or Dell, HP Acer, Lenovo with at least 2 USB 3 Ports for connecting external HD and/or audio interface 256GB SSD storage or 500GB Hard Drive
Outside Broadcast Technology BSc (Hons) Mac or Windows 7 Pro, 10 Quad core i7 8GB 16GB 15" Macbook Pro i7 or any Windows 7 Pro, 10 (any CPU) laptop
Sound Design BA (Hons) Mac i7 quad core 16GB 13" or 15" Macbook Pro i7 2.3Ghz processor with at least 128 GB storage
Urban Landscape Architecture BA (Hons) Windows 10 or Macbook Pro i5 (i7 recommended)with facility to run Windows 10 for CAD i5 quad core i7 quad core 8GB 32GB 15" Dell Precision 7000 16GB 2GB
User-Experience & UserInterface (UX/UI) Design BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 64bit i7 Quad Core or Xeon equivalent 8GB 16GB 13" or 15" Macbook Pro i7 16GB or Dell Inspiron 7000 i7 16GB 256GB SSD 512GB SSD or NVIDIA Quadro K620 or above
Web Design BA (Hons) Mac or Windows 10 i5 quad core or CoreM 8GB 13" Macbook Pro i5 or Yoga 3 Pro touch CoreM