App Academy

Needing to buy a new laptop

As i am working through the sections I am realizing that my laptop may be too old to be used for this. My vscode terminal keeps freezing and i have to restart my computer. My plan is to work as a programmer remotely (hopefully) after i am done with this course. What type of laptop would you recommend I purchase?
Thank you

Hi Lisa,
I’m so sorry to hear that you’re running into these issues!

Here’s a link to the hardware requirements for the online bootcamp - any computer that meets these minimum specs should be sufficient.


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this is what i have… it should work but it keeps freezing…

I see that you installed Windows 10 in 2019, which is great…but how old is the laptop itself?

the BIOS version says 10/05/2016

it freezes right here

nothing else happens in my terminal. it was working earlier today, i was able to complete part 1 and run the bundle exec rspec command

my terminal is still frozen and this is what i am getting in the output tab?

Hmm…I’m not sure what might be causing this. If rspec was working for you previously, I would try closing out your files and restarting your computer, and trying again. It seems like this might be more of an issue related to rspec.