Experience trading from a windows tablet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by faatshit, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    Has anyone here tried CQG M? You get it for free with any other CQG software.
    #11     Dec 26, 2016
  2. comagnum


    Who's your broker may I ask? MT4's android app is bad for trading.

    For mobile trading I have TradeStation, IB, TOS, and Fidelity. They all work well on my Android tablets and phone. Listed in order in which ones I like best. Fidelity is rather crude - just bare bones minimal.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
    #12     Dec 26, 2016
  3. algofy


    Yes, I've tried it. I'm not one for mobile execution but to check positions is decent.
    #13     Dec 26, 2016
  4. Turveyd


    I trade off ipad / Andriod tablet, without an issue have done for years no issues.

    I've sold many a Windows Tablet to clients the £99 tescos Connect model get the 2gb ram versions are pretty good, Surfaces in use only slightly better.

    Not a lot of Windows software is touch friendly, could you not use a cheap android tablet.

    My 7inch Samsung Tab A 2016 does the job well, very portable and cheap if dropped to replace.

    Ipad Air 4g is better but costly and too big to carry around really.
    #14     Dec 26, 2016
  5. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    Thx. To me it would be good for monitoring P/L and to be able to cancel orders. I would never "trade" from a mobile app or tablet.
    #15     Dec 26, 2016
  6. Turveyd


    I have literally placed 1000s of trade off ipad and various android tablets and phones, not an issue once so far.

    I may have charts on a pc screen for when I'm home, but if i see a trade i pickup a tablet to place it, if I have to go to the loo or the door knocks, not an issue tablet goes with me.
    #16     Dec 26, 2016
  7. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    I did not suggest it would be a problem. For me, I'm an option trader and when I do enter trades, they are often options spreads and the process is much easier to evaluate on a stand alone platfrom where I can see more.
    #17     Dec 26, 2016
  8. Palindrome


    When I'm in between picking people up and dropping them off in my taxi, it works great. I Velcro (3) to my dashboard, they work great. I can pay attention to the Crack Spreads and equity positions while in my cab no problem. They work great.

    The police have not given me a hard time either, but I'm paying Verizon alot in Wireless data.
    #18     Dec 27, 2016
  9. What is your budget ?

    If it's $300 then check out the
    Asus T100HA

    Mine will run TOS off battery for 8-9 hours

    If $400 , then check out the

    Dell Inspiron 2 in 1 11.6"
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
    #19     Dec 29, 2016
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  10. patrickrooney

    patrickrooney Sponsor

    Hello @faatshit. Modern front ends for trading require very little from your local PC / tablet as the heavy lifting is done on co-located servers. I encourage you to try the TT platform. You need little more than a browser and any internet capable device including phones.



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    #20     Dec 31, 2016