Laptop specs

Ask any questions relating to the PicoScope hardware or kit contents here.
If you have any questions prior to purchasing the kit post them here.
Post Reply
vassmw
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Laptop specs

Post by vassmw » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi lads,
I have the 4425 coming next week. I want to get a dedicated laptop for the pico but obviously dont want to break the bank. Just wondering what, as of now, you recommend in relation to processor, ram, memory etc that would be more than adequate for running the 4425. I know there are a lot of posts re this but some are a bit old so just want to make sure I have the right right laptop for the job. Thanks in advance.

Martyn
Pico Staff Member
Pico Staff Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:43 am
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: Laptop specs

Post by Martyn » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:42 am

Nowadays the guidance is that If the Laptop can run Windows 10 then it will be able to run PicoScope software.
Martyn
Technical Support Manager

User avatar
Autonerdz
TwoWaves
TwoWaves
Posts: 381
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 4:19 pm
Location: Washington State USA
Contact:

Re: Laptop specs

Post by Autonerdz » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:22 pm

Our group is composed of power users. While minimal specs can certainly run PicoScope software, when you push the scope performance, it is PC resource intensive and some PCs will fall down.

We recommend a minimum of a 2 GHz duo core processor with 4 gigs of RAM and preferably USB 3.0. More RAM is preferred.

As for OS, Windows 7 or higher (not Windows RT or S).

Martyn
Pico Staff Member
Pico Staff Member
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:43 am
Location: Cambridgeshire

Re: Laptop specs

Post by Martyn » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:22 pm

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7.

Our advice is to go for a new Windows 10 Laptop.
Martyn
Technical Support Manager

vassmw
Newbie
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Re: Laptop specs

Post by vassmw » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:05 am

Thanks lads. Appreciate the help.

Post Reply