I have Windows machines, but even my laptop is big and uses power fast. So, I’m thinking of buying a small laptop that would be primarily for writing using Scrivener and Scapple. I do like the MacBook Air. I have an iPad I enjoy for a number of things. But I do most of my more serious computing in Windows, and I think working back and for between Windows and iOS is just asking for needless frustration. So, I’m thinking of a small, good batter life (therefore more portable) Windows machine I can drag around, and also be able to work on my writing in a bigger environment some of the time.
What I can’t find, is what are basic system requirements in a windows environment? Eight megs of RAM is cheaper, but Windows uses a lot of that. I assume an i5 processor is plenty.
What do Scrivener and Scapple need in sys requirements so that the system doesn’t interfere with the writing process? Suggestions appreciated.