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From   "Pham Manh Cuong" <pham.manh.cuong@agr.uni-goettingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: buying new computer, suggestions?
Date   Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:06:51 +0200

Hi Richard,

It would be perfect if you can get Dell Precision Mobile Workstation M60.
It is fantastic for Data processing and GIS analysis, and comparable to IBM
Thinkpad 50p or T41p.

If you really want to buy Dell M60, I have some suggestions:

1. Processor: PM 1.6 or 1.7GHz
2. Monitor: WSXGA display is enough, you don't need to buy WUXGA one. pls
say money for buying more RAM
3.As David recommended, you should invest on memory. 1GB DDR is good for
you.

4. You may need a fast HDD, Dell M60 offers 60GB HH (7200rmp).

5. File system: I prefer NTFS rather than FAT32


Pham

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Boylan, Richard
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:04 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: buying new computer, suggestions?

I need to buy a new computer.  The only times when speed ends up mattering
is when I use STATA and merge very large datasets, use GLAMM, or use mfx.  I
was looking at the Dell Precision Workstation, and I saw a very large set of
options in terms of processors, hard drives, and so on, and I have no idea
what options matter given the tasks that I listed above and which do not.
Does anyone have any advice?
 
Thanks.  Richard

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