Hardware for assimilation

IntroductionUp

Assimilation takes place by interpretation and/or analysis. In either case, it usually involves the use of portable (“laptop”) computers.

If you are doing only interpretation, you should find that the same hardware we recommend for acquisition is adequate.

If you are doing analysis, you are likely to want more capable equipment. We evaluated hardware for analysis in August 02015. We selected the following representative equipment.

Linux

System76 Lemur, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD, $803. Additional costs: $3 recycling fee, $60.23 sales tax, $195 3-year warranty, $29.39 shipping. Total: $1090.62.

Macintosh

MacBook Air 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, i7 5650U 2.2GHz processor, $1449. Additional costs: $249 3-year warranty, $135.84 sales tax. Total: $1833.84.

Windows

Acer Aspire R7-371T-59Q1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, i5 5200U 2.2GHz processor, $934. Additional costs: $200 3-year warranty (estimate). Total: $1134.

HP EliteBook 840 G2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, i5 5200U 2.2GHz processor, $1170.

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