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Macbook Air vs. Surface Pro 3 vs. Toshiba Laptop

by edboc / June 10, 2014 4:07 AM PDT
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Odd statement about RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 4:14 AM PDT

Firefox is using about 0.4GB RAM right now so with 8GB and a Virtual Memory OS (I'll defer to the web on that) can you reveal why the comment on RAM?

The best performance for the dollar would have to be that 99 buck Chromebook at the office. Right?
Bob

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Chromebook
by edboc / June 10, 2014 5:35 AM PDT

Thanks for the response, but you can't run Thinkorswim on a Chromebook.

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While true, it may be the best value.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 5:54 AM PDT
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Just to be sure I flipped open the ChromeBook and logged into A trade. Worked fine.
Bob

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Chromebook
by edboc / June 10, 2014 6:13 AM PDT
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As an a-trade user
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 6:35 AM PDT
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Yes, I know that. But the question of best value is not what it seems. If I could trade on my 99 buck Chromebook, it's quite the candidate for "best value." Isn't it?

You picked out a very nice laptop so why not that one?
Bob

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iPad
by edboc / June 11, 2014 6:11 AM PDT
In reply to: As an a-trade user

Too bad you can't run the full version of Thinkorswim on an iPad.

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I've heard such before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2014 6:19 AM PDT
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Microsoft and their gear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 4:20 AM PDT

I fear Microsoft as a company, when it comes to PCs may bail. They already did that on many of their Windows Phone models. There are tomes and stories about Microsoft tossing Windows Phone 7 users under the bus (the one with "Progress" emblazoned on the sides.)

Apple however seems to stand by their product for a long time. Eventually they do retire items from the repair counter or service but they have it nailed in that respect.
Bob

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