I'd like to create Xamarin.Forms applications on Mac computer but from Windows Virtual Machine running on that Mac. According to Xamarin docs site, the mac operating system has to be macOS Mojave (10.14) or newer. That is the requirement regarding the software, but I want to know if there are any requirements regarding the hardware. I want the developing, building and debugging/deploying to be relatively smooth, the delay not to be too annoying but the Mac computer not to be too expensive either. So what would be the ideal hardware requirements for that?

P.S. If you give me hardware and software caracteristics which are a little better than the necessary for developing the latest Xamarin.Forms version will be even better. Because I think when buying a computer you have to buy it with a little better caracteristics than you need so that if they release a new version of Xamarin.Forms you can use that computer for the next year or two.

For tags I wanted to put "mac" "hardware" "recommendations" but I've found too little options for tags so I put that

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  • There may not be any hardware requirements other than it being a genuine Mac. If Xamarin says macOS 10.14 is all you need, then that's the only requirement. You should update the title to ask for a hardware recommendation. Also, a virtual machine will have a much greater performance impact on the computer than the Xamarin SDK/Tools so please provide more information about that. – Romen Aug 21 '19 at 20:20

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