Laptop for wireless use with 1.4 on 6300.

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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.
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Alan Nusso, N4BV

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

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks which model do you have?
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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