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Trading for Profit
Atlanta GA USA
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: thinkorswim/Ninja Trader
Favorite Futures: stock options; ES, CL, TF, 6E, 6J
 
Posts: 253 since Aug 2013
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I used my MacBook Pro for awhile with Bootcamp and a virtual machine, but finally went with a PC. Just too much trouble you have to go through to use a Mac IMO. Just get a PC.

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Jennings, LA USA
 
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: Ninjatrader
Favorite Futures: NQ
 
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Human-I-t on eBay has some great deals on refurbished computers. Plus it helps a charity. I have bought from them before. If youíre interested let me know, Iíll help you out anyway I can on recommendations


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Trading Apprentice
Madrid, EspaŮa
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: mt4
Favorite Futures: indices y forex
 
Posts: 1 since Feb 2019
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I just bought a new computer and I decided on a desktop tower that are more powerful. I have been recommended to buy an intel and that is at least a 15. At least 8 gigas of ram and disk ssd.

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Burnaby Canada
 
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Sierra Chart/TV/CQG
Favorite Futures: Emini ES
 
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I have a laptop with 32gb and still experience lag.

I recommend a laptop with dedicated graphics and 6 core +

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Idaho Falls, Idaho / USA
 
Trading Experience: Intermediate
Platform: NinjaTrader
Favorite Futures: ES
 
Posts: 4 since Jul 2013
Thanks: 74 given, 1 received

Addressing the lag problem

While I agree that having a fast CPU & great graphics capability is important, another serious problem is the signal lag, in both directions. 1st, you need to to get the fastest internet connection you can afford. 2nd, hardwire your machine to your router; WiFi introduces delay in the signals. 3rd, you need to measure the signal lag (using some of the Ďhow fast is my internetí tools available on line). Iíve been told to shoot for less than 5ms, with 15ms as the maximum acceptable. Where I live, even with a gigabit line, I couldnít better 50ms, even during the middle of the night ó 75ms was my best during trading hours. The lag kills you more than a slower speed does. YMMV

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