For information about CATalyst on Mac computers, click here.
An Intel i3, i5, i7, or AMD equivalent processor with a speed of 2GHz or higher.
NOTE: There is a new processor type called an ARM Processor. This processor is commonly found on Microsoft Surface Pro and newer MacBook computers. This processor is not compatible with CATalyst so be aware of what processor is on the computer before purchasing.
4 GB of RAM or more.
If using CATalyst VP with Dragon Naturally Speaking, 8 GB of RAM or more is recommended.
80 GB hard drive or larger with 20 GB free space.
A Solid-state hard drive (SSD) is compatible with CATalyst.
A USB port for the writer to write Realtime, update the writer dictionary, and update the writer software.
USB-C ports are compatible but require a USB-C to USB adapter.
NOTE: Many CATalyst editing commands rely on the Function Keys (F1 - F12), especially the F4 key when inserting format symbols. Many computer manufacturers change the Function Keys to Activity Keys (increase/decrease volume, increase/decrease screen brightness, etc.). This can cause these editing commands to not function. If your computer’s Function Keys are Activity keys, consult your computer’s documentation or contact the manufacturer for assistance.
Laptop and Desktop computers are beginning to use higher definition displays which can cause applications like CATalyst to appear blurry. If CATalyst appears blurry, we have an article that can help resolve that by clicking here.
While these are the minimum requirements for CATalyst, Stenograph cannot guarantee compatibility with all makes and models of computers. We recommend asking the store or manufacturer about their return policy just in case an issue arises.