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Big computer setup need to the next step?

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Montreal, Qc, Canada
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
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Broker/Data: Interactive Brokers/Kinetick
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I was just looking at the battle stations post. Awesome setups. My question is do you think that it is or was a key factor in taking your trading to the next level you were seeking? I currently trade three instruments in my mac book. I'm finding myself later to the party than I would like to be as I fumble threw tabs to get to the instrument that was called. (I changed the wave file to call out the instrument when a signal hits.) Thanks for the help.

For automated day trading (tick data, etc), simply a good reliable laptop with a high speed internet connection is sufficient. I currently use a Dell XPS15-9560 with i7 processor, 16GB Ram, SSD, non-touch display (i.e.: greater battery life) on a 60 Mbps connection and I'm very satisfied. I've tried all kind of other setups over the years (i.e.: more expensive ones, more powerful ones, etc) but this is the best I've add so far as again the key is fast enough reliability.

Discretionary trading would have different needs obviously but I can't comment as 100% of my trading is automated.

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