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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: 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8+, and 10. If you plan to use FinishLynx with Windows 8, please review the Windows 8 compatibility information provided here.

Minimum Computer Specifications

Generally any Windows-based computer purchased in the last 8+ 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 a the table below for our minimum and recommended computer specs.

Computer Specification Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows 98 or later Windows XP or later
Processor Speed 500 MHz 1 GHz or higher
RAM 512 MB 1 GB or higher
Hard Drive Capacity 16 GB 50 GB or higher
Screen Resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 768 or higher
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet 10/100 Ethernet
USB 1 2+