I asked what sort of computer is best for running Visual Studio 2017 and received this answer
Any basic machine will run VS smoothly the only difference will be compilation time during the build phase. And if build times get long then you'd probably want a specialized build machine.
that being said 8G is probably enough but you'd want a SSD to improve load and build times.
Does all 130 GB need to be on the SSD or just the individual programs that I write. Since VS 2017 is about 130 GB and I also want MS Office, it's important to know what size SSD I need and what can go on a nromal hard drive.
Is an I5 sufficient or should I go for an I7?
I may use it for large amounts of data, but not graphics.