Hardware considerations

The published minimum requirements for Tableau Desktop are as follows:

Windows Mac
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (64-bit)
  • iMac/MacBook computers 2009 or newer
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer
  • OS X 10.11 or newer
  • Intel or AMD 64-bit processor or newer 
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space
  • 2 GB memory
  • 1.5 GB minimum free disk space


The specifications listed for macOS are adequate assuming sufficient RAM (a minimum of 8 GB). Those for Windows, however, are insufficient for many use cases.

Instead, consider the following recommendations:

Recommended Specifications for Windows Computers


Microsoft Windows 7 or newer

Note that most Windows performance reviews ...

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