Tablets, Laptops, or Desktops

Render is designed to be used on any Windows machine running Windows 7, 8, or 10. However, we cannot guarantee that all devices will run Render properly.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Windows OS (Render will not work with Windows 10S, Chrome OS, Android, or IOS because they are not full Windows OS versions.)
  • 8+ GBs of RAM
  • 100+ GB hard drive (about 10GBs per project with typical scope) or larger if using the laptop for files other than Render
  • 1+ USB 2.0 or 3.0 port 
  • Dedicated charging port

Optional but Recommended:

  • Touch screens (Render has been optimized for a touch screen interface so that less tech savvy users are not forced to use a mouse.)

Some good example devices:

  • HP Elitebook 840 G5
  • Lenovo Yoga-C740
  • Dell Inspiron 7386
  • HP Envy 360

We do not recommend:

  •  HP Elitebook computers older than G5 (does not work well with USB microphones)


Microphones

Minimum Requirements:

  • USB 2.0/3.0 connection interface (wired or wireless)
  • Noise canceling
  • Does not have Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

Other considerations:

  • Headsets allow for consistent placement of the microphone and thus consistent quality
  • Wireless solutions allow for unimpeded performance while recording

Some good example devices:

  • Logitech H390

We do not recommend:

  • Logitech H540 (Windows does not allow good volume levels)
  • Sennheiser PC8 USB (picks up a lot of background noise)
  • Sennheiser SC60 Control (quality is compressed)
  • Tucci Q2 Game Headset (adds a buzzing noise when recording on any device)
  • Mpow HC6 (cord from audio jack is too short for recording; USB has low quality)


External Speaker/Microphone

Minimum Requirements: 

  • AUX port or USB connection
  • Omni-Directional Recording for community checking

A good example device:

  • Jabra SPEAK 410 or 510


Router

For synchronizing project files

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • USB storage sharing capability with a minimum of one USB 2.0 /3.0 port

A good example device:

  • TP-Link AC1900 


Flash Memory (External Hard Drives and Flash Drives)

For synchronizing and storing project files and transferring project ID. Depending on the scope of your project and future projects, the necessary size of your external hard drive can vary greatly.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 20GBs per project with typical scope
  • USB 2.0/3.0 connection interface
  • Less than 2TB


Surge Protectors

Depending on the purchased equipment, the number of outlets you will need can vary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 outlet per device requiring power from an outlet