Laptop Computers

Recommended configurations

We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

Processor (CPU):

Intel Core i5-6xxx or equivalent

Operating system:

Microsoft Windows 10 x64 SP1

Memory

8GB RAM

Storage:

500 GB internal hard drive

Monitor/Display:

15" LCD monitor, resolution of 1600 x 900 or better

Network Adapter:

802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adaptor

Other:

External hard drive for backups

Minimum configurations

Note: The following lists minimum requirements that allow for network connectivity and other basic functions. If you are planning on purchasing a new computer, please use the recommended configurations above.

Processor (CPU):

Intel Core i3-3xxx or equivalent

Operating system:

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 SP1

Memory

4GB RAM

Storage:

500 GB internal hard drive

Monitor/Display:

15" LCD monitor, resolution of 1600 x 900 or better

Network Adapter:

Dual-band 802.11a/g - compliant adapter

Desktop computers

Recommended configurations

We recommend systems that meet or exceed the following specifications:

Processor (CPU):

Intel Core i5-6xxx or equivalent

Operating system:

Microsoft Windows 10 x64 SP1

Memory

8GB RAM

Storage:

512 GB internal Solid State Drive (SSD) or 1 TB internal HDD

Monitor/Display:

15" LCD monitor, resolution of 1600 x 900 or better

Network Adapter:

802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adaptor

Other:

External hard drive for backups

Minimum configurations

Note: The following lists minimum requirements that allow for network connectivity and other basic functions. If you are planning on purchasing a new computer, please use the recommended configurations above.

Processor (CPU):

Intel Core i3-3xxx

Operating system:

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 SP1

Memory

4GB RAM

Storage:

500 GB internal hard drive

Monitor/Display:

15" LCD monitor

Additional notes

Internet Connection

We recommend that a wired network connection is used wherever possible rather than Wi-Fi, the recommended internet download speed of 10 Mbps.

Apple Mac computers

Whilst we do recommend that you use a Windows PC, MAC computers can be used. However, we are obliged to make our users aware that Apple Macs do perform tasks differently to Windows and don’t use Microsoft Office or Adobe products in the same way.

ChromeBook/Chrome OS

The Chrome Operating System is not supported with our system.

Sound

All setups will require speakers and a microphone. We recommend the use of a headset which combines both headphones and microphone.

Software Requirements

An office package – Microsoft Office is recommended.

A PDF viewer – Adobe Reader is recommended.

Internet browser – Google Chrome is recommended.

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