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Re: st: Best laptop specifications to run version 9.0 and 10


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Best laptop specifications to run version 9.0 and 10
Date   Thu, 2 Oct 2008 16:40:24 -0400

I think RESHAPE will feel very comfortable on this beast:
http://www.alienware.com/products/area-51-m17x-notebook.aspx?SysCode=PC-LT-AREA51M17X-GC&SubCode=SKU-DEFAULT

Regards, Sergiy




On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Adrian Gonzalez <agonzalezmix@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I checked the archives before posting and couldn't find anything related.
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> I want to know what are the best specifications for a laptop in order to run Stata with a big dataset, that keeps growing.  I am not doing a lot of statistical simualtions, but from time to time need to run some marginal effects for logits/ probits and when I RESHAPE some of the databases, it takes over 20 minutes in my current laptop (over 3 years old).
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> One of the main issues i am facing in my current laptop, is that if keeping other applications running (excel, or outlook) makes stata to fail to save files back in my hardisk
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> Laptop is important because I telecomute and mobility is a plus.  I guess the question can be framed as what is more important RAM versus proccessor speed?  Or AMD versus Intel processors?  Speed of hard disk?
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> is there any other configuration specification that I am overlooking?
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> I you have bought a new laptop recently to run stata, i appreciate if you can let me know the particular specs and budget
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> thanks
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