laptop for trading

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by magmiv, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. magmiv


    I have read some posts here, but with the progress of technology, need some up to date details

    Which laptop would you recommend if require high resolution display (minimum 1920 x 1080) and ability to connect to 2 or more monitors.

    I am considering Lenovo thinkpads, Dell Precision for eg M6600 or a Macbook pro retina.

    Since l prefer high resolution screens, would going for the macbook pro retina give me the most desktop real estate, at 2880 x 1800 resolution?

    Apple by the way has announced Java is obsolete and don't maintain it any more so would it work with IB, one of my brokers? since they require java to work.
  2. i got a Toshiba Qosmio
  3. jumper


    Looks like this is not a high res laptop. From what I'm reading, it's 1600x900

    I also prefer 1920x1080 or higher.
  4. magmiv


    can we get back on topic please? as l said particularly interested in the macbook pro retina, for its ultra high resolution. would it offer more desktop real estate than a 30" monitor with a resolution of 2560 x 1600?
    pc laptops, particularly Dell and Lenovo also of interest.
    please comment
  5. NoBias


    2560 x 1600 = 4,096,000 pixels
    2880 x 1800 = 5,184,000 pixels

    30" display is much easier on the eyes, than 15" or 17" on similar resolutions,

    So you must determine how you quantify Desktop Real Estate; by total area or total resolution?

    I would take a 2560 x1600 [30"] display over a 2880 x 1800 [17"] display in a heart beat.

    I have no desire to squint 16-hrs a day

    That being said, all else being equal, the higher the resolution for same screen size [inches] the better.

    Screen size comparison

    Win 7 on Mac Air
    [google "how to install windows 7 on MacBook pro for current methods]

    Lenovo [thinkpads] or Dell laptops with 1920 x 1080 may be the more affordable option, if price isn't an issue, MacBook Pro is a nice piece of hardware.
  6. "2560 x 1600 = 4,096,000 pixels
    2880 x 1800 = 5,184,000 pixels

    30" display is much easier on the eyes, than 15" or 17" on similar resolutions"

    Thats gonna be some some tiny quotes on a 15" screen. I use a Dell 30" screen @ 2560 x1600 and I still squint from 2 feet away some times.
  7. I am really salivating on a Macbook myself, but I do not think it is an optimal choice for trading.

    Price and software compatibility issues are my biggest concerns.

    Personally, I`m looking at a Dell Precision Mobile Workstation with an extra screen.

    What will you be using it for? Day trading and EOD work on daily charts are two completely different animals.
  8. newwurldmn


    my sony vaio does 1920x1080.

    It's also only 4 pounds, which is very uncommon for 15inch laptops.

    But the build quality isn't that great and it's a little expensive.

    But for me, a 15inch screen and lightest possible was my main criteria.
  9. Put a desktop in your laptop

    #10     Sep 4, 2012