Computer Requirements for Intraoral Scanners

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The performance of an intraoral scanner relies heavily on equipping it with the proper computing power. This article covers the basics of computer specs for intraoral scanners. It’s important to know what you’re looking for before you decide on a computer system.

Computer Specs for Intraoral Scanners

  1. OS (Operating System):

All intraoral scanners are designed to operate within a Windows environment. For optimal performance, Windows 10 or 11 is recommended.

Some scanners have begun to offer support for macOS. However, it’s worth noting that their performance on macOS, particularly for more demanding tasks, may not be as robust.

Our recommendation: Windows 11

 

  1. Processor Power: 

Think of the processor as the computer’s brain. A robust processor, such as an Intel Core i5 or i7, is typically necessary for optimal performance, which influences the scanner’s accuracy by making real-time image capturing and processing fast. 

Our recommendation: Intel Core i7-13700 

 

  1. Graphics Card

To get those 3D tooth images crisp and clear, you’re going to want a high-quality graphics card in your computer. This piece of tech is key, especially when you’re working on detailed dental models and complex visuals. 

Our recommendation: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, 8GB or higher

 

  1. SSD (Solid-state Drive):

A computer needs somewhere to store all the scan data, software, and files. SSDs are best because they retrieve data quickly and don’t use as much battery. You’ll want at least 512GB if you have lots of scans to store.

Our recommendation: 1TB of RAM

 

  1. RAM (Random Access Memory):

RAM is like having a quick-access notebook, holding all the information required by the scanner in real-time. Generally, 32GB of RAM is sufficient for capturing detailed scans in intraoral scanners. 

Our recommendation: 32 GB of RAM

 

  1. Ports and Connectivity:

The USB port in an intraoral scanner is essential for connecting the scanner directly to a computer, transferring data and to power the scanner.

Our recommendation: Two USB 3.0 ports

 

Recommended Laptops for Intraoral Scanners

HP Victus 16.1″ Gaming Laptop Features:

  • Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700HX
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060
  • Memory: 32GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11
  • Display: 16.1″ anti-glare IPS FHD, 144Hz refresh rate

Lenovo Laptop Slim Pro 9 Features:

  • Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i9 13905H
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU
  • Memory: 32GB
  • Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home
  • Display: 16.0″ touchscreen

ASUS Vivobook 16X OLED Features:

  • Processor: Intel Core i9-13900H CPU
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU
  • Memory: 32GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home
  • Display: 16″ 3.2K 120Hz OLED

 

Computer Specs for Medit, Aoralscan, iTero, and Carestream

 

Medit i700 Recommended System Requirements:

  Windows macOS
Laptop Desktop Laptop/Desktop
CPU Intel Core i7-13700H

Intel Core i7-12700H

AMD Ryzen 7 7735H

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H

Intel Core i7-13700K

Intel Core i7-12700K

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

M1 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)

M2 (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU)

M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)

RAM 32 GB 24 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

NVIDIA RTX A3000 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

* AMD Radeon is not supported.

OS Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 11 (recommended for 12th Gen or later Intel Core processors)

Monterey 12
Ventura 13Sonoma 14
Plug &Scan USB Type-C / USB Power Delivery supporting 5V, 3A output
(formally known as USB Type-C 3.1, 3.2, or Thunderbolt, etc.)

 


Medit i700 Wireless Recommended System Requirements:

  Windows macOS
Laptop Desktop Laptop/Desktop
CPU Intel Core i7-13700H

Intel Core i7-12700H

AMD Ryzen 7 7735H

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H

Intel Core i7-13700K

Intel Core i7-12700K

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

M1 Pro

(10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)
M2

(8-core CPU, 10-core GPU)
M2 Pro

(10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)

RAM 32 GB 24 GB
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

NVIDIA RTX A3000 (VRAM 8 GB or higher)

* AMD Radeon is not supported.

OS Windows 10 64-bit

Windows 11 (recommended for 12th Gen or later Intel Core processors)

Monterey 12
Ventura 13Sonoma 14
Plug &Scan USB Type-C / USB Power Delivery supporting 5V, 3A output
(formally known as USB Type-C 3.1, 3.2, or Thunderbolt, etc.)

 

System Requirements for Aoralscan 3 and Aoralscan 2:

Item Requirements
Operating System Windows 10 Professional (64-bit) or later
Memory (RAM) 16GB or above
Display card

(Nvidia discrete graphic card only)

NVIDIA RTX 2060 ,3060 or higher (RTX 30 series not including RTX 3050)
CPU

(Intel processor only) 

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8700 or above  
Hard Drive 256GB SSD or above
Available Space
  • Software installation location with a minimum available space of 8GB 
  • Order storge location with a minimum available space of 20GB
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 or higher
I/O Ports More than 2 type-A USB 3.0(or higher) ports
Power supply AC input: 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz,1.0A

 

 

System Requirements for  iTero Element Flex and iTero Element 5D:

Item Requirements
Intel CPU 11th Gen Intel – Intel© Core™ i7-11375H Processor 

– Intel© Core™ i7-11370H Processor

 – Intel© Core™ i7-11850H Processor 

– Intel© Core™ i7-11800H Processor 

– Intel© Core™ i9-11900H Processor

 – Intel© Core™ i9-11980HK Processor

Intel CPU 10th Gen Intel – Intel® Core™ i7-10750H Processor 

– Intel® Core™ i7-10850H Processor

 – Intel® Core™ i7-10875H Processor 

– Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK Processor

Intel CPU 9th Gen Intel – Intel® Core™ i5-9400H

 – Intel® Core™ i5-9300H

 – Intel® Core™ i7-9850H 

– Intel® Core™ i7-9750HF 

– Intel® Core™ i7-9750H 

– Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK 

– Intel® Core™ i9-9880H

Intel CPU 8th Gen Quad-core / Hexa-core Intel – 6-Core i9: i9-8950HK

 – 6-Core i7: i7-8850H / i7-8750H / i7-8700B 

– 4-Core i7 (Minimum): i7-8809G / i7-8709G / i7-8706G / i7-8705G

Intel CPU 7th Gen Quad Core Intel – 4-Core i7 (Minimum): i7-7920HQ / i7-7820HQ / i7-7820HK / i7-7820EQ / i7-7700HQ
Memory RAM – Recommended: 16 GB – Minimum: 8 GB
Hard Drive Solid State Drive (SSD) – Minimum: 256 GB
Display Touch screen – Minimum resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) – Note: Dual touch screen laptops are not approved
Ports USB – At least one USB A port or USB C port with USB C to USB A adaptor
Windows – Windows 10 Pro Edition
Operating system requirements – Windows 10 Pro
Compatible antivirus programs – Norton, McAfee, ESET

 

System Requirements for Carestream Dental 3600:

Item Recommended
CPU Laptop: Intel Core i7-7700HQ, Quad CPU, 2.8 GHz

 

Desktop: Intel Core i7-7700K, Quad CPU, 4.2 GHz

RAM 16 GB RAM
Monitor Standard CRT/LCD monitor with screen resolution of 1920 X 1080
Operating System Windows 10 Professional (64 bit)
USB Port USB 2.0 high speed port
Video Card Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or Quadro P3000 or similar

Desktop: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or similar

Video Card Driver Support OpenGL 4.3 and OpenCL 1.1
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