KB0070: Computer Specifications

We recommend workstation-class computers and supply Dell Precision desktops and laptops for acquisition. Since the availability of configurations regularly change, we can only supply general recommendations for some specifications. Systems not supplied or tested by MindWare may have unforeseen hardware or software compatibility issues.

Desktop Configuration

System Dell Precision T5810 or newer1
Operating System Windows® 10 Pro2, 64bit, English
Processor Quad Core Intel® Xeon® 3.50GHz or better
Memory 8GB RAM or better
Video Card 1.0GB NVIDIA® Quadro® 600 or better with appropriate adaptors
Hard Drive 256GB SSD or larger
Networking Dual gigabit ethernet (to isolate research network)
Media Card Reader (for use with Mobile) Internal USB Media Card Reader
USB USB 2.03 required for BioNex or analog video acquisition

Laptop Configuration

System Dell Precision 7510 or newer1
Operating System Windows® 10 Pro2, 64bit, English
Processor Intel Quad Core i7, 2.7 GHz or better
Memory 8GB RAM or better
Video Card 2GB Nvidia M1000M or better
Hard Drive 256 GB SSD or larger
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
USB USB 2.03 required for BioNex or analog video acquisition

Microsoft Office is available for an additional fee. Purchase through MindWare includes initial configuration, testing with integrated solution, and technical support for data acquisition and analysis. Security, virus scanning, and general system administration are the responsibility of the end-user.

Notes:

  1. The listed computer systems, in specific configurations, are tested by MindWare for compatibility and performance. Different configurations may not perform as expected.
  2. See MindWare Software Compatibility Chart: http://support.mindwaretech.com/knowledge-base/kb0025/
  3. Some USB 3.0 implementations do not emulate USB 2.0 properly and can cause video or data streaming issues. NEC/Renesas chipsets can be problematic. Intel chipsets may be acceptable.

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