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Laptop for wireless use with 1.4 on 6300.

Alan Nusso, N4BV
edited December 2018 in SmartSDR for Windows
I am considering a Toshiba laptop running an I5 Intel processor at 1.7 Ghz with 8G of memory. It has HD Graphics with shared memory. I would appreciate some input on this laptop's suitability for my 6300. It is a Toshiba. It will be running Windows7 Professional 64 bit which I prefer. I plan on running wireless.


  • AA0KM
    AA0KM Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017

    I would look for a gamer laptop as the specs are usually good.

    If your going to multiple app running also need the umph.

  • Rhett Aultman
    Rhett Aultman Member ✭✭
    edited February 2015
    I run SmartSDR out of a VMWare image on a MacBook Pro, and your hardware specs run circles around that.  I'd reckon you'd be fine.
  • Dale KB5VE
    Dale KB5VE Member ✭✭
    edited January 2017
    I had a chance to try the alpha version of 1.4 . I did lan remote using a hp notebook low end with I5 processor . It did ok but as someone said if you run anything else with it such as a logging program, ddutil, or fldigi I am afraid you will have issues with smart sdr. If you have it already no loss but if buying a new machine I would go for a faster processor and plenty of memory.
  • DrTeeth
    DrTeeth Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    You should not have any problem apart from one issue. I have a 6300 and it runs just fine on the integrated Intel HD 3000 with all options maxed out. The issue is that the sharing of memory does funny things with a FlexControl, and that is the *only* reason why I use the dedicated Nvidia 630M that this laptop (Acer Aspire) also has. SSDR is not even beginning to tax my laptop and v1.4 will be even better on resources.
  • Alan Nusso, N4BV
    edited May 2015
    Thanks which model do you have?
  • KM6CQ - Dan
    KM6CQ - Dan Member ✭✭
    edited October 2018
    Hi Alan, here are the spec's on my my MacBook Pro running Windose 8.1 Pro.  Smart SDR runs just fine on it.

    73,   Dan  KM6CQ

    Model Name: MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2

      Processor Name: Intel Core i5

      Processor Speed: 2.5 GHz

      Number of Processors: 1

      Total Number of Cores: 2

      L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

      L3 Cache: 3 MB

      Memory: 16 GB

      Boot ROM Version: MBP91.00D3.B08

      SMC Version (system): 2.2f44

      Hardware UUID: 8A0E2408-7D95-5C14-B3C4-3DDA62127805

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State: Enabled

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