Technology : New laptop

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FrankCastle794
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Hi guys

Im after a new laptop for running BA only (apart from a browser with BF and RUK on)
Is 4gb of RAM enough, the one im looking at also has a 128gb ssd hard drive

Cheers guys

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ShaunWhite
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:32 pm

4gb is enough, more than enough. The size of the SSD is not really an issue.

Just make sure the CPU is the fastest you can afford or it will be running at a high CPU utilisation % all the time and the fan will annoy you. Memory/disks are usually easy to upgrade and pretty cheap (mem £60ish for 8gb), but upgrading the CPU on a laptop isn't straightforward at all.

Derek27
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Unless you are running memory intensive applications, many tests on machines with 8 or 16GB have found that they don't perform significantly better than with 4GB.

Duel core or quad core microprocessors improve the speed and smoothness of whatever apps you're using.

Wolf1877
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:10 am

I'd certainly go for a larger SSD if its an option as 128GB is on the small side but you can generally upgrade this later if you want. I have a fairly old i5 laptop which was dying on its feet and about to be retired off until I replaced its single internal HDD with an SSD and upgraded memory to 8gb. Basically the SSD is a very fast Solid State Disk drive so anything that reads from or writes to the disk will work much faster. So booting up will be faster and launching software that is on the SSD will be much faster. Basically your windows operating system and all of your program files and any millisecond level speed critical data files would be better off stored on your ssd. These are likely to take up a fair chunk of your 128GB.

Other data like photos and videos or whatever can be stored on your larger capacity traditional HDD that I am assuming your proposed new laptop also has. Manufacturers are basically putting small 128GB SSDs in to keep the costs down though personally I think that spending £100-200 extra on a larger SSD and more memory is money well spent as it will likely prolong the useful life of your system.

FrankCastle794
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:36 pm

Thats great, thanks for your help fellas.

Hooch
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Didnt want to open a new thread about the same subject.
Just wondering is this Laptop good/fast enough to run bet angel and a couple of internet tabs at once??
http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/hp-15bs15 ... 26/396.0.0
Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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SeaHorseRacing
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:50 pm

I agree with the comments but for me SSD cards are the game changers. 256GB should do the job.

Emmson
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:43 pm

Hooch wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Didnt want to open a new thread about the same subject.
Just wondering is this Laptop good/fast enough to run bet angel and a couple of internet tabs at once??
http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/hp-15bs15 ... 26/396.0.0
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
That has same processor as my Dell and I have no problem running Bet Angel.

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Tuco
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:10 pm

I'm also considering a systems upgrade, so any help with the following from Peter (or anyone else in the know) would be much apppreciated:

Earlier this year there was an event I was trading in which I ended up having in excess of two thousand matched bets, and as a result the performance of BA was significantly reduced.

When I thereafter had bets matched, I imagine that the CPU had to re-calculate the exact position for each of the 40+ selections re-calculating all of the two thousand previous bets.

What resources does BA most heavily use? CPU? Cache? Memory? Graphics? Does this change depending on the type of trading you are doing, ie pre in-play or in-play?

If you were setting out to build an ultimate Dell Laptop soley for BA Trading, what spec would you look to build? ie would you choose Xeon over i7? 16/32/64Gb RAM? etc... (I already run twin top spec (but a few years old) Dell Laptops each powering 2 x 24" screens and would wish to retain running at least 4 screens.)

All/any advice in this regard would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance Peter :)

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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:18 am

You'd better be quick - got this at 06.10 this morning - must be CO2 powered or something ;)
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used link above (http://www.pcworld.ie/Product/hp-15bs15 ... 26/396.0.0)
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