1.) The multi core PC CPU must have at least a SINGLE CORE (any one core of the multi cores) minimum benchmark of 1500 for milling machines, 1000 for Lathes. You can look up a CPU’s benchmark # using this web site. AVOID all "Mobile" processors. Don't mistake the Multi Core Bench mark for the Single Core benchmark of a given CPU. Use the link below for proper single core rating.
2.) While not required...it is highly recommended to use a SSD (solid state drive) We only recommend Intel or Samsung SSD’s
3.) minimum 4 Gig’s of Ram, more is better.
4.) Windows 10 or 11 that is configured for CNC control use see Step 3. below. very important to make the adjustments to Windows 10/11 for CNC use.
5.) an Ethernet port (not a USB to Ethernet adapter!)
6.) A 1920x1080 LCD monitor. 1920x1080 (HD) is preferred, other sizes with a 16:9 aspect ratio will work but screens may be shrunk to fit. Square 4:3 monitors will not work.
7.) Windows 10/11 should be set on USA English numbering system and region should be USA so number formats (periods in stead of commas) are correct for CNC12, and you will need a USA keyboard.
A discussion of affordable PC's that meet the requirements on the Centroid Tech Support Forum.
8.) A copy of the Acorn Installation Manual. found here in the All Acorn Documentation page on the Free Tech Support Forum.