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Elite Member
Nashville, Tennessee
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
Broker/Data: AMP / CQG
Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
 
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Lap Top Users

I have always traded on a lap top.

When I started out, I was trading when I could, in between recording sessions at the studio and
at the house during down time. A lap top was the only feasible way. It was easy enough to haul a 17"
svga and another usb powered monitor back and forth along with the laptop . No problem.

I have stuck with the rig, because it simply works. I have an i5 processor and just trading the NQ as
I do, It is more than enough horse power to run all my charts, Gomi MP and a couple of DOM's. The average
cpu draw is about 10%. So, needless to say, I hardly need a water cooled, fuel injected bone crusher to
do my work.

I actually like the idea of being able to tear down and be out the door in 15 minutes.
If I wanted or needed to trade at a different location, I'm out.

So it looks like I will be a lap topper for a while .

So here are the questions .

1. How many lap toppers are out there?

2. What brand / model to you use?

3. What is your dream machine?

I just want to log up some data so I can get the perfect machine the next time around , although my HP
works like a dream compared to the Mac book / Bootcamp set up I started on. Now the Mac would
break a sweat during high volume !! .. given, it is a lesser machine processor wise. That Macbook still
runs like a champ. (the old black or white models)

So, I have an HP EliteBook 8460p
i5
8 gig RAM
500 g HD
vga out for an older monitor
usb out's for the others.

I researched this machine well and it was the best bang for the buck at the time..

Feed me your knowledge, fellow traders


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


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Market Wizard
New Orleans, La (Mardi Gras City)
 
Futures Experience: Advanced
Platform: NinjaTrader
Broker/Data: Ninjatrader / Optimus Futures / AmpFutures
Favorite Futures: ES / 6E / 6B / CL
 
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I've used a laptop for trading for many years.

I used to use 3 or 4 monitors with charts, news, browsers etc.
I found it was just noise.

Now I use NT with one laptop screen.
My main chart covers 60% of the screen with smaller charts to the left.

I currently use a Sony Vaio I7 CPU with 8 GB ram.
Windows 7 64 bit.
I have a 500 gb Solid State main drive and 500 gb sata drive.

It is very good for trading.

I am going to get the new Lenovo Thinkpad 8 when it come out later this month.
I think it will be a great backup device for trading.
ThinkPad 8 Dockable Windows 8 Business Tablet | Lenovo (US)

My Sony is very portable and does well away from the office.
The Lenovo will be a 'coffee shop' trading device.
(it has 4G I don't trade over public wifi)

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Nashville, Tennessee
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
Broker/Data: AMP / CQG
Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
 
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I've used a laptop for trading for many years.

I used to use 3 or 4 monitors with charts, news, browsers etc.
I found it was just noise.

Now I use NT with one laptop screen.
My main chart covers 60% of the screen with smaller charts to the left.

I currently use a Sony Vaio I7 CPU with 8 GB ram.
Windows 7 64 bit.
I have a 500 gb Solid State main drive and 500 gb sata drive.

It is very good for trading.

I am going to get the new Lenovo Thinkpad 8 when it come out later this month.
I think it will be a great backup device for trading.
ThinkPad 8 Dockable Windows 8 Business Tablet | Lenovo (US)

My Sony is very portable and does well away from the office.
The Lenovo will be a 'coffee shop' trading device.
(it has 4G I don't trade over public wifi)


Perfect info!! ... exactly what I was looking for


AJ
Nashville, Tennessee


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Nashville, Tennessee
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninja / Jigsaw / 9G
Broker/Data: AMP / CQG
Favorite Futures: NQ, YM and ES
 
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Keep 'em comin'


AJ
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Futures Experience: Master
Platform: NT
 
Posts: 2 since Jun 2010
Thanks: 1 given, 7 received

I trade via a Macbook Air, connecting to a VPS in Chicago. For my trading, 1 Xeon core and 4 GB of RAM is more than adequate to trade through Ninjatrader. I can trade from anywhere or when I'm at my desk, my laptop is connected to a 27 in Dell monitor.

For me, this eliminated the need to worry about having the greatest internet connection and backup power. I also don't need to upgrade my hardware as often. I've never had a connection problem with the VPS, but I know that is a (small) risk.

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Futures Experience: None
Platform: None Yet
Favorite Futures: Guitar
 
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Posts: 403 since Jun 2011
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My dream laptop is the Lenovo W540 connected to a few of their new 21:9 displays.

I'm pretty focused on automated trading but I'm still interested in multi-display laptops. I created this thread in an effort to try to list any laptops that are capable of 4-7 high-resolution displays:

4-7 High-Resolution Displays Capable Laptops

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I am trading off an Asus i5 with 14" screen. Waiting for my "extra screen" to arrive in a day or 2. Had a difficult time getting a lenovo lt1421, so went with Gechic 1302 instead. Then I can have my longer time frame chart on the extra screen instead of clicking to and fro from the main screen.

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The Narrow Road
Belgium
 
Futures Experience: Intermediate
Platform: Ninjatrader
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I've used a laptop for trading for many years.
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My Sony is very portable and does well away from the office.
The Lenovo will be a 'coffee shop' trading device.
(it has 4G I don't trade over public wifi)

I'll be very interested to see how fast NT runs on that Laptop with Win 8 ...

I suspect it might be slow .. mine is (Samsung S9)

As most new laptops these days come with 8 it is a tough choice.

p

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I trade via a Macbook Air, connecting to a VPS in Chicago. For my trading, 1 Xeon core and 4 GB of RAM is more than adequate to trade through Ninjatrader. I can trade from anywhere or when I'm at my desk, my laptop is connected to a 27 in Dell monitor.

For me, this eliminated the need to worry about having the greatest internet connection and backup power. I also don't need to upgrade my hardware as often. I've never had a connection problem with the VPS, but I know that is a (small) risk.


Would you mind sharing your VPS details? I am curious as I am looking to move away from my PC back to my Mac and have not found a good solution that I like for this yet....

Thanks

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