|CPU||At least 2.8 - 3.0 GHz (no Mhz here)|
|RAM memory||512 MB - 1 GB|
|Storage (Hard drive)||80 GB - 160 GB|
|Operating System||Windows XP Home (Pro for work)|
|Miscellaneous||Wireless Networking if more than one computer|
I included wireless networking because sometimes you can resurrect an older machine to help in the storage of files. I have Dell XPS R-450 machine that I bought in 1998. I put a 1 GHz processor in it in 2001. Now it's my experimental machine. It's where my Moodle test is, and I'm considering making it a test machine for some Linux OSes where I can learn how to use those. I connect it to my network wirelessly because I have enough cabling around here!!