20" and up laptops - what are the choices?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by saxon22, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. ET99


    you can't even make a simple decision on a laptop, how can you pull the trigger on a trade?
    #31     Sep 18, 2007
  2. Well, I want to get the best machine there is. Simple as that. If I were buying a $499 laptop, then it would be easier, I presume. Spending 3K on anything is hard to swallow. I know that there are a lot of people on ET who are tech savy and possess a much deeper knowledge on the subject at hand. I have seen some of the guys' set ups and they are extraordinary. Consequently, I have decided to start this thread hoping to be able to harvest their knowledge and help me make the decision.

    As for trading, I have my ups and downs, like most posting on ET. :D
    #32     Sep 18, 2007
  3. Another problem that I have with 20" laptops is the price. If one can get a decent 17" for around $1200 then why 20" is close to 3K? Am I paying extra 1.7K for a bigger monitor?

    dilemmas, dilemmas!
    #33     Sep 22, 2007
  4. Tums


    you don't need such an expensive machine to do paper trades. LOL.
    #34     Sep 22, 2007
  5. TOM134



    Full size keyboard !

    Go with the best!

    Even a built in TV if you want it !

    Lifetime tech support!

    Latest 802.11n wireless LAN, and Intel Robson technology.


    - Display: 15.4" WSXGA+ LCD with Matte Finish Surface (1680X1050)[+$80.00]
    - Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T7700 / 4MB L2 Cache, 2.40GHz, 800MHz FSB[+$140.00]
    - Video & Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT Graphics with 512MB DDR2 Video Memory
    - Operating System: Genuine MS Windows® VISTA ULTIMATE 32/64-Bit Edition[+$80.00]
    - Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz - 2 X 2048MB[+$215.00]
    - Primary Hard Disk Drive: 160GB 7200rpm SATA 150 Hard Drive[+$130.00]
    - Optical Drive: 8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
    - Wireless Network Card: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module
    - Bluetooth: Internal Bluetooth Module[+$45.00]
    - Intel Robson Technology: Intel 1GB TurboMemory Module[+$35.00]
    - Primary Battery: Smart Li-ION Battery Pack (9 Cells)
    - TV-Tuner: TV-Tuner with Standard Remote Control[+$90.00]
    - MCE Remote Control: Compact Media Center Remote Control & IR Receiver, fits in Express Card slot[+$45.00]
    - Microsoft Office: Microsoft Office 2007 Professional Edition[+$330.00]
    - Warranty: Sager Three Year Limited Warranty[+$139.00]
    - Zero Dead Pixel Insurance: Guaranteed no dead or partially-lit pixels for first 30 days of purchasing [+$200.00]
    - Car Adapter & Additional AC Adapter: ACA-2090, NP2090 110V/220V autoswitch AC Adapter[+$50.00]
    - Car Adapter & Additional AC Adapter: CAR-1010-3, Car Adatper[+$65.00]
    - Keyboard & Mice: Microsoft Wireles Notebook Optical Mouse 4000 USB[+$39.00]
    - Cable & Adapters: C-6AB-USB, 6ft USB Cable Type A to Type B[+$8.00]
    - Cable & Adapters: C-10AA-USB, 10ft USB 2.0 Extension Cable Type A to Type A[+$10.00]
    $2,950.00 $2,950.00


    I hope this helps.

    #35     Sep 22, 2007


    :D :D :D
    #36     Sep 22, 2007

  7. I have come a long way since then baby.
    #37     Sep 22, 2007
  8. gnome


    Too bad you can't pay for it with paper profits.... :D
    #38     Sep 22, 2007

  9. If you are ever around NYC,come around and I will gladly show you what you call paper profits.
    #39     Sep 22, 2007
  10. Tums


    I only use deductive reasoning. I apologize in advance if I read you wrong.

    1. You have a job, you can't afford to trade full time.
    2. you tried scalping for 1/4 pt in ES, without success.
    3. You have to sneak behind your boss' back to trade during day time. (i.e. you can't be a big shot.)
    4. You think a 20" notebook is too expensive. (It is all relative -- if you can't afford it, it is expensive.)
    5. You can't make up your mind on a 17", probably it is too expensive as well. (If you can make a decision on a 15" on the spot, the 17" is too expensive for you.)
    6. If you can make money with your tools, your tools have no price. It shows that you are not making money yet. (At least not to the extend you can purchase your money making tools without hesitation.)

    I am not making these up. You disclosed them yourself.
    #40     Sep 22, 2007