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Updated by Mark Jones on Feb 01, 2021
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Popular SharePoint 2013 Developer machines

A list of machines (real or virtual) capable of running a SharePoint 2013 Developer VM. Please add your machine to the list using "Add to List" (pink button).

ThinkPad W530 Portable Workstation

-i7 CPU
-Up to 32GB Memory
-Up to 3 SSD's
-Nvidia Quadro K2000M Graphics with 2GB Dedicated VRAM.
-Windows 8


Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Apple Macbook Pro Retina

-i7 CPU (4 cores)
-768GB SSD
-16GB memory
- about 2800$

Dell Precision M4700 Mobile Workstation

Spec :
- i7 CPU (4 cores)
- 32Gb memory
- 256 SSD
- Windows 8
- About £2,000 - £2,100

Alienware M18x R2

- i7 CPU (4 cores)
- 32GB memory
- 256GB SSD x 2
- Windows 8 Pro


Macbook Pro with Retina 15"

Macbook Pro with Retina 15"

-i7 CPU
-256GB SSD Internal
-2x512GB SSD External Thunderbolt

Alienware 14 Gaming Laptop
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz)
  • 16GB DDR3L at 1600MHz (2 x 8G)
  • 768GB SSD Triple (512G (SSD X2 RAID0) + 256G (mSATA with IRST partition))
HP EliteBook 8770w Review

The HP EliteBook 8770w workstation is a behemoth. Resting at around 8 pounds (depending on the build) the EliteBook offers a sturdy design that is sure to hold up to the test of time; but it comes at the cost of the machine's portability.
Can be configured with 32GB of RAM and dual SSD drives.

Dell Latitude E6330 Premier Laptop

The full performance Latitude E6330 laptop offers a 13.3" display and a compact, lightweight design for professionals on the move. Get yours today.

Bjoern H Rapp :"I use a Dell Latitude E6330 with 16 Gb RAM. My SP2013 VM runs fairly well on 12 Gb."

IdeaPad Y510p High-Performance 15.6" Multimedia Laptop from Lenovo

The 15.6" IdeaPad Y510p laptop is a high-performance laptop capable of running the most demanding multimedia apps and games.


Dell M6500

Dell M6500

HP ProBook 6570b

HP ProBook 6570b

More details about my computer

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz 7.3 5.1

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.6
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 5.1
Gaming graphics 1696 MB Total available graphics memory 6.4
Primary hard disk 225GB Free (298GB Total) 5.9
Windows 7 Professional


Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model HP ProBook 6570b
8.00 GB RAM 64-bit OS
Processor cores = 2
Hard disk(s) 298 GB
Disk partition (C:) 225 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Total available graphics memory 1696 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1632 MB

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HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation

HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation

This notebook with the configuration below offers a great performace for a hard SharePoint Development.

My configuration:

  • Intel Core i7 4700MQ Haswell
  • RAM 32 GB DDR3L
  • HDD 480GB SSD Intel DC S3500
  • NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2GB
  • 15.6" LED 1920x1080 matt
  • Windows 10 with support Hyper-V
  • I have spent many many hours working as a SharePoint Developer Architect and Consultant for lots of organisations in the UK such as the NHS, Tarmac, O2, Lloyds of London, Lloyds TSB, BT etc.


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