Xavier supports both Mac (OSX) and PC (Windows 7/8/10) computers, and does not require any particular brand, make or model. However, we recommend that you purchase a system with the approximate specifications below. 

 

PC or Apple Laptop/Desktop Specifications:

Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
RAM: 8 GB or more
Hard drive: 200GB or more. Consider a Solid State Drive (SSD) for performance.
Connectivity: Wired Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 a/g/n or 802.11ac (note: on PC systems, Intel wireless adapters have the best performance)

 

Additional Considerations:

A CD/DVD-RW drive: Note that many manufacturers no longer bundle these drives, due to the growing popularity of online streaming services (such as Netflix and Amazon).

Backing up data:  You can use USB sticks, external hard drives, or cloud based storage.  Your Xavier email account includes OneDrive, which offers 1TB of cloud storage.

Warranty: Consider a 4 year extended warranty, including coverage for Accidental Damage.  Standard 1 year warranties generally do not cover physical damage.