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Need a computer compatible with accelerated Android emulators

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I am taking an Android programming class and am trying to develop apps on my Windows 7 PC. However, the emulator is very slow. It can be sped up greatly by using I believe it is the GPU to perform hardware acceleration for the emulator. But my PC is not compatible.

I have tried searching many places such as the android developer forum, but I can't find out how to buy a PC that has a CPU and a GPU that are compatible with the android emulator so it can run with hardware acceleration. I have a 64-bit CPU running Windows 7 Professional SP1. The processor is an Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 running at 2.5 GHz.

I would like to get a Windows 8 machine on which to develop Android apps and I want to make sure it will support hardware acceleration on the Android emulator.

Does anyone know how I am going to be sure that whatever machine I buy will support hardware acceleration on the emulator?


Note to Experts-Exchange: I could not find appropriate topics for this question. It's 2014, you guys need to add topics such as mobile development, android development.
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