recommend a laptop for NinjaTrader

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Wallace, May 6, 2009.

  1. a laptop that'll be used to trade futures via NT-Zenfire
    laptop for desk convenience not mobility

    does it matter if it's an AMD or Intel chip ?

    17" screen, price including XP Pro — under $1000 (?)
     
  2. I can't recommend anything specific, but anything with horsepower AMD or Intel is fine. I have used NT on both. It's built on .net which is a resource hog so have 2 gigs of RAM min. Just get min. dual core with 2 gigs of RAM and you should be good to go.
     
  3. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    ninja run fine on this one, the draw back is it comes with vista
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  4. Surdo

    Surdo

    The current release of Ninja Trader does not take advantage of 64 Bit technology, or additional RAM.

    I believe the next release will.
     
  5. thanks for your replies

    what i've read is that sidebyside laptop - pc same spec test results yield
    higher pc performance because of the laptop heat problems, components
    can't run at their maximum, and i wasn't sure if i could use pc specs when
    looking at laptop specs

    the other matter is NT 7, but until it's up, running, debugged, stable and
    knowing if and how it takes advantage of multicore processing plus Intel's
    further development of its chips and possible price reductions, i'm reluctant
    to commit to a new tho needed pc. i can buy a 'core i7' from a local builder
    for C$1199 + XP + taxes and would also buy a monitor which doubles what
    i'd pay for a laptop currently

    so would would the 'Toshiba Satellite a350-st3601' for example be able to
    take advantage of NT 7 ?
     
  6. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    no idea, I plan to stick with NT 6.5 until they kick me out.