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IB Trader Workstation - System Requirements

PC Requirements MAC Requirements LINUX/UNIX Requirements
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows Vista Windows 7 or higher Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) Mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra) or latest Kernel 2.6 Kernel 3.0 or higher
Browser Internet Explorer 11.0 or higher
Firefox 32.0 or higher
Chrome 37.0 or higher
Safari 7.1
Firefox 32.0
Chrome 37.0
Firefox 32.0
Chrome 37.0
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 Dual Screen, 1280 x 1024 1024 x 768 Dual Screen, 1280 x 1024 1024 x 768 Dual Screen, 1280 x 1024
Processor Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher Intel i3 Intel i5 or higher

Memory

4GB Ram (1GB available for TWS) 8GB Ram (2GB available for TWS) 4GB Ram (1GB available for TWS) 8GB Ram (2 GB available for TWS) 4GB Ram (1GB available for TWS) 8GB Ram (2GB available for TWS)
Internet Connection Broadband Broadband with Backup Broadband Broadband with Backup Broadband Broadband with Backup

Advanced users who manage large portfolios of more than 500 stock or 100 options positions or who use more than 15 chart windows simultaneously may need to manually increase the amount of memory allotted to TWS. For instructions, see the Memory Size topic in the TWS Users' Guide.

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options". For a copy click here.

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC (www.sipc.org) compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

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