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I bought a Thinkpad W520 through Digital Tigers. Yes, it is a bit heavy to carry around but most of the time I use at home with a docking station. I'm not very choosy when it comes to monitors .. I use three old LG 23" monitors and I just connect with USB display adapters.

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I bought a Thinkpad W520 through Digital Tigers. Yes, it is a bit heavy to carry around but most of the time I use at home with a docking station. I'm not very choosy when it comes to monitors .. I use three old LG 23" monitors and I just connect with USB display adapters.

Ahh right, I think you have more outs with that docking station.

I have been bit negligent in regards to monitors, but eyes don't get better with age like a wine, so I must start taking care of them now.. I like these curved high res monitors, it's all @Big Mike 's fault! I think even one will do for me, I don't run dozens of charts

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Screen next to it is 24"

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One of the cool features of this notebook being a gaming notebook is a fully programmable keyboard. Basically it has 4 different profiles for the keyboard, each with its own key lighting/coloring/pattern, and also with it's own macro programming. I use macro key in Ninja to enter orders, move them up and down, cancel, close, breakeven. Now I don't need to use two hands to close ctrl and alt buttons, now I program everything I need on the num pad in a specific trading keyboard profile. Basically 7 is a place an ask, 1 is to place a bid, 4 is to cancel, 5 is to break even, 6 is to close. And it takes one key press to switch into and out of a specific keyboard mode. And I put a specific key lighting to make sure I don't use the wrong profile, in this case a general part of the keyboard being lighted white and num pad lighted red. It's pretty awesome.

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One of the cool features of this notebook being a gaming notebook is a fully programmable keyboard. Basically it has 4 different profiles for the keyboard, each with its own key lighting/coloring/pattern, and also with it's own macro programming. I use macro key in Ninja to enter orders, move them up and down, cancel, close, breakeven. Now I don't need to use two hands to close ctrl and alt buttons, now I program everything I need on the num pad in a specific trading keyboard profile. Basically 7 is a place an ask, 1 is to place a bid, 4 is to cancel, 5 is to break even, 6 is to close. And it takes one key press to switch into and out of a specific keyboard mode. And I put a specific key lighting to make sure I don't use the wrong profile, in this case a general part of the keyboard being lighted white and num pad lighted red. It's pretty awesome.

Yes very awesome @xelaar congrats! MSI makes some pretty badass laptops!

I myself just ordered an MSI GT72 Dominator Pro - 445.....I'm having it configured with Windows 7, should have it by the end of the week.
MSI Global GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

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Yes very awesome @xelaar congrats! MSI makes some pretty badass laptops!

I myself just ordered an MSI GT72 Dominator Pro - 445.....I'm having it configured with Windows 7, should have it by the end of the week.
MSI Global GT72 2QE Dominator Pro

Congrats too! Mine is also with Win7, I actually like Win8 but not for any desktop application, it's great for tablets, convertibles with touch screen.

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Gamer Laptops?

What other gamer laptops did you like?

***Totally saw the MSI posts after I posted this, so edited***

I can't use my 2014 MacBook pro to use Ninja Trader.

Looking at Samsung 15.6" Laptop i7 3635QM 2.40GHz, 8Gb

or

Samsung Series 7 Gamer 17.3" Intel Core i7 3rd Gen., 2.4 GHz

Optical drives and processors that are fast and nice large screens with plenty of real estate. They weigh a little more than your typical laptop but having been using MacBook Pros and Sony Vios for over 15 years now for photo editing and video editing I don't mind it cause I got used to 5-10 lb laptops (makes it fun!!!! ;-) at airport check ins).

I have a throw away $250 or less Toshiba that hangs up a bit unless I have EVERYTHING off but NJ so need to get a faster and stronger processor. Gaming seems to be a good direction?

Please advise and give models and manufacturers if you would not mind.

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just take delivery of this laptop

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just take delivery of this laptop

Ick it probably has a 5400 RPM HDD, way too slow

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