We all know we can find the Minimum System Requirements on the side of any software box. For the most recent version of Photoshop you can check the Tech Specs. If you'd like info on the older versions, you can check here.
What does it mean if your computer meets the Minimum System Requirments? Well, you'll be able to install and launch the software without an error. Not meeting some of the minimum requirements could result in a hard or soft stop when installing. A hard stop prevents the installation from continuing because critical requirements are not met. A soft stop is a warning that you may encounter issues if you continue, but you can make that judgement on your own.
But meeting the minimum requirements isn't necessarily give you a happy experience with Photoshop, especially if you work with large file normally. We normally don't make recomendations on the type of hardware you use on your system. We've changed our minds. Here is a list of recommendations for Good, Better, and the Best systems: