Laptop and Desktop for Trading?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by illinimatt81, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. I notice in the thread of "picutres of your trading computers" that quite a few setups encompass using a laptop for order entry along a desktop for viewing charts.

    I'm curious what the thought is behind doing this? Faster execution since you have a dedicated CPU for order entry? Easier to enter orders?
  2. Many ETers want to keep up with the market when they are away from their regular trading place. That likely means a notebook computer.

    There's nothing special about having a notebook in addition to your desktop... just that if you have one, might as well make use of it.

    Not a bad idea to have 2 computers for trading though... share the load, something in the way of backup... easy to do through a router.