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Old Oct 13th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #1
Player01
 
 
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I already have a desktop but I need a laptop because I'm rarely at home. I'm looking for laptops around $500~$700 Canadian. I have no experience in trading and this will be my first trading tool so I have no clear idea on what I qualities to look into when choosing a laptop.
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Old Oct 17th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #2
pepper_john
 
 
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I already have a desktop but I need a laptop because I'm rarely at home. I'm looking for laptops around $500~$700 Canadian. I have no experience in trading and this will be my first trading tool so I have no clear idea on what I qualities to look into when choosing a laptop.
I would go with a business grade notebook that is durable, portable and has a long battery life such as thinkpad X230. If you go that route be sure to get one with IPS screen that has a wide view angles.
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Old Oct 17th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3
NoBias
 
 
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In addition you may consider getting a higher resolution screen like a 1920 x 1080

The generic 1366 x 768 tend to be a little light in Pixels, chart, dom, + anything else and it feels like you are staring at Thumbnails.

Forego fancy case, ultra-light, bells and whistels and invest in Reliability & Screenspace

May cost a bit more initially, but you may as well invest in something that you will feel comfortable using and will get some use from.
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Old Oct 18th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #4
FrankSlaughtery
 
 
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check out dell's outlet or dell refurbished.

or try craigslist if you really want to save money. before even going to look at the comp confirm the owner has all of the original cds/docs so you can immediately run dban on it and start from scratch. you could prob pick up a good one for $100 USD
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Old Oct 20th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #5
Player01
 
 
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What do you guys think of ultrabooks? Should I consider that as well? As for the budget I guess I can only afford up to ~$1000 at most……
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Old Oct 21st, 2012, 09:07 AM   #6
FrankSlaughtery
 
 
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What do you guys think of ultrabooks? Should I consider that as well? As for the budget I guess I can only afford up to ~$1000 at most……
IMO the features of an ultrabook aren't worth the extra cost. why pay $1k when you could get the same specs that count like ram/processor/etc for 80% less (if you buy used/refurb)
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