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We recommend a system with at least the following specifications:

  • An i3 or equivalent processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • A solid-state hard disk (SSD)

If you regularly work on large jobs with tens or hundreds of boards then we suggest you increase that to the following:

  • An i5 or equivalent processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • A solid-state hard disk (SSD)

Shine Forms recommends Dell laptops

No, we aren't being sponsored buy Dell! But, our experience of using Dell machines has shown us that they are:

  • Physically well constructed (which can matter if you're taking them around in the van and using them on site).
  • They perform well.
  • They have great support packages available which can help keep your business running.
  • They are competively priced.

At time of writing, we would recommend this for anyone who doesn't regularly do jobs with multiple hundreds of boards:

Inspiron 15 3000 laptop with an i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM

If you are only doing small domestic jobs and want to spend a little less, then that model is available with a smaller CPU:

Inspiron 15 3000 laptop with an i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM

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