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Just starting out

i use a windows notebook

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I use gamer PC
with I7 6800k
GTX 1080 Ti
M.2. SSD and 2x SSDs and 2xHDD...
with 3x 4K monitors.

But i like sometimes to play games. and for Trading ;-)


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Not really any of the listed options.
Im trading ~90% of the time on a server from speedyservers through RDC on the phone.
Only got one chart open though, so not too much screen estate needed. Platform is NT7.

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currently using a windows laptop and a windows workstation.
Workstation does the majority of the work though, keep laptop so i can work/read when i travel and still stay connected.

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Old Windows Laptop...

I use an old Windows laptop (but it's 64bit OS). It was Win 7, but it has been upgraded to Win 10. I trade from it and sometimes write my forum posts on it. At the moment I'm writing this post on my old Win 7 desktop in the upstairs den at my house.


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Favorite Futures: ES, NQ, YM, CL, RB, 6E
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Dedicated Lenovo Y510p laptop

Currently using a dedicated Lenovo Y510p with an i7-4700MQ @ 2.4GHz and 16 GB RAM. It has a slow-ish 5400 RPM HD that's backed with a 256GB SSD "cache" (i.e. hybrid). I predominantly use MultiCharts 64 (latest) with IQFeed/IB though have pretty much "tried everything" from this laptop over the past 10 years.

I usually have 8 charts "live" (CL, RB, CL+RB, 6E, YM, NQ, ES & Ripple) though typically only trade NQ, YM and CL (discretionary) and RB (automated). I keep the others active mostly just to have a full tick history available. Even during busy markets, the laptop keeps up fairly well though I have a 200Mb Internet connection so I'm sure that helps somewhat. I also generally connect to it from various other PCs via RDP so it's technically a "server" .

Attached is the chart layout I typically trade from - pretty "stock" list of indicators using range bars (exclusively) with the exception of a custom one I wrote at the bottom that identifies Europe market times vs. US and the current market "velocity" (pseudo-heat map) that shows how long a given range bar took to generate.

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I got a Asus gaming laptop with a 24 inches external monitor. Running TOS and TS

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