I would like to be able to run most any of the typical ChIP-seq and RNA-seq tools (e.g. MACS2) from a home laptop computer; in other words, without access to HPC. I will be working with data from the relatively small eukaryotic genome of Plasmodium falciparum (<5,400 genes across 14 chromosomes). Q1: Is there a preference for Mac (e.g. Macbook Pro) vs a PC laptop? Q2: What processor, memory and storage should I be looking at?
Yes, I'm a newbie. Thanks for your patience! :)