Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mahram, Aug 6, 2005.
So what do people prefer, notebooks or desktops for trading?
depends on what your needs are. I trade from 15min to 1hr charts. Notebook is sufficient, and I like the mobility.
I have and use both. One at home the other while traveling. I personally prefer the larger screen and keyboard of the desktop.
I use both personally, I really like the mobility of notebooks, I really dont like the keyboards on notebooks. With desktops, I like the larger screens, but I hate that it takes so much space. My brother made my notebooks so that it works like screens,integreted. I compeletly agree with you that it makes travelling so easy. All I have todo is pack up my notebooks, and they fit easily in. Well if you have a desktop, it makes it almost impossible. What are the largest screens availble right now for notebooks, the biggest one I could find are 17inches, and the best quailty is sony vaoi's and toshiba sattelites.
I trade options and tend to track a set of stocks in my targets' sector as well as the major indexes, so I need lots of real estate for charts. I find 1280x1024 too small, and prefer 1600x1200, so I use a desktop.
I visit my folks one weekend a month, so I miss the first few hours of trading on Monday morning, which is a bummer. One thing I'm thinking of doing is taking the train, and using a notebook and the Verizon EV-DO wireless service, which should give me bandwidth of around 400kbps. Has anyone here used this service and have any comments about it?
I use desktop with matrox Video card for charts and execute orders from my laptop. it gives me the mobility and also when I figured out where S/R are I just can go around with laptop and watch the price just trough IB numbers if I have to.
I like my order entry and a chart or two on a notebook... like the battery backup and all the other charts on desktops.
I trade with a Toshiba A40 notebook. Is it possible do add an external monitor ? Thanks for the reply.
Yes, it's possible. Just connect a second monitor to your external "VGA Out" connector and configure your display settings in WinXP to extend the desktop to the 2nd monitor.
Multi-Monitor Setups for Laptops
Thanks. Exactly what I was after.
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