Wine and Viticulture

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Student Computer Requirements

All students entering the Wine and Viticulture Major – 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 department specifications provided below are designed to support students’ computing needs through at least four years of Cal Poly instruction.

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 with the subject line: "CAFES Computer Need." Cal Poly provides a host of IT support resources for students.

Department OS Size Screen Processor RAM Storage Examples

Wine and Viticulture

Mac or PC

13” or 15”

At least full HD screen (1920x1080)

Intel Core i5 or Apple M1

16 GB ram

512 GB SSD

Dell XPS 15 ~ $1,200 MacBook Pro 13 ~$1,600 

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