[Qgis-us-user] System Requirements

David Noble noblevideoman at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 29 14:46:34 PDT 2019

 Kurt has good advice. 
You might consider saving projects and data files to jump drive (aka thumb drive).Easy to transport your files and avoids crowding your laptop hard drive. Back up to another jump drive or use a temporary folder on the hard drive.
Always have a file backed up before making major changes to it.

    On Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:36:58 PM PDT, Kurt Menke <kurt at birdseyeviewgis.com> wrote:  
 Hi Wesley Paul!There are no published official minimum hardware specs for QGIS. I believe the install takes up around 2Gb on Windows. Beyond that it depends on what you will be using it for and how much space you need locally for data. Considerations would include how large and complex your datasets are and what you need to do with them. 
It is 64 bit so it will take advantage of all your RAM. It will run on pretty much anything, it's just a matter of how fast you need it to be. I've seen it run pretty well on older laptops. 
I would encourage you to get a machine with an SSD for a hard drive and as much RAM as you have in your budget. 16Gb  of RAM is generally a good idea. If you are working on animations or 3D think about the video card and monitor.
I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 with an SSD and 16 Gb of RAM and QGIS flies on it.
Hope this helps.

Kurt Menke
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