On 10/04/2013 05:48, Martin Lowson wrote: > I have an immediate question too. I have just purchased Mathematica 9 > (Personal version). I would welcome recommendations on what sort of > computer I should run this on. I don't need massive capability but it's > always nice to do the computations briskly. The official system > requirements: Intel Pentium III 650 MHz/5.5GB disc/ 1GB RAM, look pretty > thin to me. > > > > > > Thanks > > > > > > Martin Lowson > > > I can't imagine you could buy a machine with that spec any more! I recently moved to a new machine with 2.3 GHz and 8 GB RAM. Mine runs 64-bit Windows, and I would recommend you get a machine that runs in 64-bit mode (both 32 and 64-bit binaries are included in the same installer).