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 Computer Specs as of 2021/2022:
- Operating System (OS):
- Memory / RAM:
- Hard Drive:
Windows 10, 64-bit (highly recommended - Home or Pro version)
Intel Core I5, 10th generation or higher (i.e. Intel Core I7, 10th generation)
8 GB or more
We HIGHLY recommended a Solid State Drive (SSD) (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 SSD hard drive is big enough
P.S. There are MANY other things to look 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.
Below are a couple of good examples of inexpensive computers with good minimum specs as per above:
We do NOT recommend buying refurbished computers.
Laptops from Staples: Click here for good inexpensive laptops from Staples that all have the "right specifications"!
Desktops from Staples: Click here for good inexpensive desktops from Staples that all have the "right specifications"!
- Video Adapters from Staples: Video / monitor adapters (this is needed to connect most new desktops to most old monitors)!
- Optional Monitors from Staples: Click here for good inexpensive 22" - 27" monitors from Staples!
- Opt. BIG Monitors from Staples: Click here for good inexpensive 28" - 49" monitors from Staples!
All-in-one from Staples: Click here for good inexpensive All-in-one computers from Staples that all have the "right specifications"!
Servers: Due to the nature of servers they are always custom quoted and/or custom built!
As with many things in life, please remember the golden rule for buying computers:
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!
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