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What are the minimum computer requirements for a laptop to run the FinishLynx software?

Windows Operating System 

All FinishLynx software and plug-ins are developed for the Windows operating system. Therefore, all computers used by FinishLynx operators must be running some version of Windows. FinishLynx is not compatible with Apple, iOS, Android, or Linux operating systems. We don’t recommend you try to port the FinishLynx software to another operating system. 

FinishLynx is compatible with all modern versions of Windows, including Windows 11. If you plan to use FinishLynx with Windows 11, please review the Windows 11 compatibility information provided here. 

Minimum Computer Specifications 

Generally, any Windows-based computer purchased in the last 10+ years should be powerful enough to run FinishLynx, LynxPad, and all other Lynx software. The more RAM and hard drive space it has, the easier it will be to capture large events. See the table below for our minimum and recommended computer specs. 

Computer Specification  Minimum  Recommended 
Operating System  Windows 98 or later  Windows 10 or later 
Processor Speed  500 MHz  2 GHz Core i7 or higher 
RAM  512 MB  8 GB or higher 
Storage 16 GB HD 512 GB SSD or higher 
Screen Resolution  800 x 600  1920 x 1080 or higher 
Network Card  10/100 Ethernet  10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45 port)
USB  1  2+ 
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If you require additional technical support, please send an email to or call 978-556-9780.  

Do you offer training?

Lynx offers remote video training for new FinishLynx users at an additional cost. We are also happy to connect you with local service providers in your area who can offer in-person training if that’s preferred. Please submit your information using the Training Contact Form and a member of the Lynx staff will contact you shortly. You can also email:

Want to learn more or request a training quote? Submit a Training Contact Form now and we will be in touch.

Which FinishLynx Package is right for me?

Lynx offers a number of packaged solutions tailored to different sports, configurations, and budget levels. You can find the right package for your organization by visiting our Packages section.

Are you exploring FinishLynx for a US high school track & field program or installation? We have Scholastic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond Packages available – each representing considerable cost savings over buying the components individually.

Contact us for more details