Minimum Computer Specifications:
We are often asked what computer specs is needed for today's home or work computer environment. So we have decided to put it down in short form for everyone's information:
Minimum MAIN Computer Specs as of Summer 2017:
- Operating System (OS):
- Memory / RAM:
- Hard Drive:
Windows 10, 64-bit (highly recommended)
Intel Core I5, 7th generation or higher (i.e. Intel Core I7)
8 GB or more
We HIGHLY recommended a Solid State Drive (as it has NO moving parts - this makes it faster and more durable than a regular hard drive). The size of the hard drive depends on your data needs, but typically a 256GB SSD or 512GB normal hard drive is good enough
P.S. There are MANY other things to look at for when buying a computer, but those other things are usually personal: Screen size, computer size, computer look and feel, do you need a CD/DVD drive, Do you need a Memory Card Reader, Computer weight, battery life (for a laptop), Graphics Card for video intensive applications, Warranty, built-in camera, wireless capability, Bluetooth capability, available (USB) ports etc.
As with many things in life, please remember the golden rule for buying computers:
YGWYPF - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!