What are the minimum hardware/system requirements for Phorest and Phorest Go?

This article outlines the minimum hardware/system specifications required to run Phorest on Windows, Mac, and Phorest Go on mobile devices.

Note: Phorest is not compatible with Chromebooks.

Below are the minimum requirements for running the Phorest system on your main PC or Mac if you are a client outside of the United States.

Below are the minimum requirements for running the Phorest system on your main PC or Mac if you are a client in the United States.

  Please do not update your computer to macOS Big Sur (ver11) if you use an Apple computer

This could affect your Phorest system and we are recommending that you do not update it as it is not fully compatible with Phorest.

Your hardware will prompt you to make the updates but it is very important that you do not do so.

For more information click here - https://www.phorest.com/updates/do-not-update-your-apple-mac/

In addition to your main PC / Mac, we would have a recommended peripherals list that covers receipt printers, cash drawers, scanners, etc. This is as follows : 

  • Receipt Printer: Star TSP143iiiU (USB version)
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080 (1080p) or higher. Touchscreens are recommended for optimal user experience, but not necessary.
  • Barcode Scanner: Zebex Z3100 USB – Most USB Barcode Scanners work
  • Cash drawer with RJ11 Connector – Dimensions – (330W x 415L x 90H)

Important: Phorest is not compatible with ARM-based computers/tablets (e.g. the Microsoft Surface Pro X) due to ARM not supporting 64-bit apps currently.


 Recommended tablet requirements for Phorest Go (iOS or Android)

  • Minimum Screen Resolution: 1024×760
  • Recommended screen resolution 2,048 x 1,536 or higher
  • Screen Size: 8 inches +
  • Software version: iOS: 11 or higher / Android Version: 8 or higher

Note: Some Phorest Go features may not exist on Android when compared to the iOS version


 PC Check

For Phorest to be installed on your computer, we need to check if it meets the requirements shown above. To check your PC requirements, please click here to download our Site Survey tool, then follow the instructions below.

Note: The PC Check can only be done on a Windows computer. To check if your Apple Mac meets our requirements please contact our team

Click Begin Test. Wait until the test has complete then click OK

Click Submit Contact Details and Results.

Fill out all the fields and Save and Submit.

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