Nice I may have to put my AT on a full wall. For no other reason than it's cool.
"The day I became a winning trader was the day it became boring. Daily losses no longer bother me and daily wins no longer excited me. Took years of pain and busting a few accounts before finally got my mind right. I survived the darkness within and now just chillax and let my black box do the work."
I have two VPS that I can run. One at speedytradingservers.com which has been great. That one has 2 Xeon cores and 1.5GB RAM. I'm testing the other with my broker. I connect via the remote desktop connection from Microsoft for Mac.
I trade the ES, and have 4 tick and volume charts running some automation (but most of my trading is manual). I haven't seen my CPU usage greater than 11%, and the memory usage is fairly constant around 1.1GB. I don't use this for back testing or optimization, only trading. The nice thing about a VPS is you can scale it up or down depending on one's needs.
If you're considering using a VPS, I'd suggest trying speedytradingservers. It's very easy to setup and inexpensive to experiment with.
EDIT: I should note too, that I like using the Mac laptops because they have mini-display ports, which are necessary to run higher resolution monitors like the 2560 x 1440 (27 in) or 2560 x 1600 (30 in). Asus ROG laptops have display ports, but among other things, I like the battery life of the Macbook Airs.
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All the manufacturers are doing that these days. I will be using Windows 8.1 scaling obviously for the text and icons.
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You can rewrite a machine default from Win8 to Win7. Most laptops still come w/ Win7 discs as standard.
I have an HP Folio 9470M w/ a 500GB HDD and 128GB MSATA SSD, 8GB RAM, i7-3667U running Windows 8 Pro 64bit. I also have a custom (read: homemade) desktop with a 256GB Intel SSD running two i7 quad cores with 16GB of RAM and an additional 1TB storage disk with an additional GEforce Nvidia card.
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