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27 Oct 2023

Posted on:

26 Oct 2023


Resolved: Computer requirement

Hello, I have not made much progress with my courses because my laptop is older and doesn't support the website. My cell phone is a new flagship, but there are courses I can't complete due to not having a computer.

What are the system requirements, if I should purchase a new computer?

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Posted on:

27 Oct 2023


Hi Tracy, 

To learn data science, you'll need a computer that can handle tasks such as data processing, statistical analysis, machine learning, and perhaps some deep learning. That said, for most beginner to intermediate tasks, you don't need an extremely powerful machine. Here are some balanced specs that provide good value without costing you too much:

1. Processor (CPU):

Minimum: Intel Core i5 (8th generation or newer) or AMD Ryzen 5
Recommended: Intel Core i7 (8th generation or newer) or AMD Ryzen 7

2. Memory (RAM):

Minimum: 8GB RAM
Recommended: 16GB RAM
3. Storage:

Minimum: 256GB SSD
Recommended: 512GB SSD or higher



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