Choosing a Computer for EEGer

Most modern computers are fast enough to run EEGer, provided they are using a Windows operating system. EEGer is not compatible with computers using ChromeOS or MacOS. 

One important feature that we recommend is having a dedicated graphics card. EEGer is a graphically-demanding program, as it is having to compute and display information to the clinician and the user in real-time. If using the system in Dual Monitor mode or with extra third-party games, it is important for the computer to have a dedicated graphics card. This will ensure the computer has sufficient resources to display EEGer and the game in real-time to prevent performance issues during sessions.

The kind of computers that will meet the software's requirements and have a dedicated graphics card are often marketed as 'gaming' laptops. Low-end gaming laptops will typically run the software well, but they will be bulkier/heavier than more expensive computers. Some gaming laptops also have a 'gamer aesthetic', that clinicians or clients might dislike.

Another option for use with EEGer are high-end productivity laptops. These are typically targeted to people who do things like video editing or 3D modeling, which is why they have dedicated graphics cards and good storage space for client files. They tend to be more expensive than gaming laptops, but will also be less bulky and have a more professional aesthetic.

Some of the laptops we have used in the past with the software have been ASUS TUF, ASUS ROG, and ASUS STRIX laptops. We have also found that the Acer Nitro laptops perform nicely, as well as the HP ProBook and HP Envy laptops. We have not used a lot of the Dell G series laptops, but they are an affordable option that meet the software's minimum requirements.

Note: It is also important to ensure the computer has enough USB ports for the EEGer Security Dongle and EEG Amplifier. Two ports are required, but ideally a laptop with three or more USB ports is recommended.

EEG Store is able to review laptop models if sent to us by email to confirm if they would meet the software's requirements. If you have a laptop in mind that you would like our insight on, please email us with a link.

Minimum EEGer Requirements

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