Visual Studio Code is a small download (< 100 MB) and has a disk footprint of 200 MB. VS Code is lightweight and should easily run on today's hardware.
1.6 GHz or faster processor
1 GB of RAM
VS Code has been tested on the following platforms:
OS X Yosemite
Windows 7 (with .NET Framework 4.5.2), 8.0, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Linux (Debian): Ubuntu Desktop 14.04, Debian 7
Linux (Red Hat): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7, Fedora 23
Additional Windows requirements
.NET Framework 4.5.2 is required for VS Code. If you are using Windows 7, please make sure .NET Framework 4.5.2 is installed.
Additional Linux requirements
GLIBCXX version 3.4.15 or later
GLIBC version 2.15 or later