Pretty much a given with modern laptops and CPUs, but in the spirit of “pictures or it didn’t happen” here you go. This is VMware Workstation Player (free).
This laptop – somewhat surprisingly – arrived with 8GB of RAM. OK for general use and for running a single virtual machine with a small memory footprint. For larger or multiple VMs the 16GB option might be a better choice. The RAM is soldered so upgrading is not an option.