The following are general guidelines to help you start to wade through the process of updating your equipment. For your specific hardware needs, please be sure to check with your CAT software vendor to ensure your computer purchase meets the minimum requirements needed to run our software at optimal levels. The information below is meant to be a starting point for reporters when looking to purchase or upgrade existing equipment.
First, you need to decide how large a computer you want. If you are an official and rarely move your computer from place to place, you may want to choose a larger screen size. If you're a freelancer and travel with your computer, you may want to choose a smaller computer. Many reporters, especially freelancers who are often transporting equipment, are opting to go with a tablet. You must be certain that you choose a tablet that runs the correct operating system in order to run your CAT software properly.