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Old 06-12-2019, 01:48 PM   #1
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What Laptop Would You Buy

I need to purchase a laptop to take RDSS2 to the track. Does anyone have a recommendation.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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Laptop

I have used two with great success. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and an 11- inch Dell.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:16 PM   #3
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TOSHIBA Satellite P755 Core™ i7-2670QM Laptop PC 640GB 8GB Wi-Fi /HDMI Windows 7

This is the computer I have downloaded RDSS onto and it works great!
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:17 AM   #4
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I'm currently using a 6 yr old HP with Windows 8 for RDSS. I take mine to a racebook in Vegas but have to get on their WIFI to make it work. I can't get into the races unless I'm online.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:49 AM   #5
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Get yourself a surface pro and don't look back! best buy has a great deal on a surface 2017.https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microso...?skuId=6305982
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:52 AM   #6
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I have used MS Surface tablets for several years now. I have 3 (Surface1, Surface3, Surface6 and my wife has a Surface4). I can recommend them for versatility and portability: both a desktop computer (with docking station and peripherals) and portable computer.

Battery life gets better after Surface4 if you get a used one. Otherwise, get a Surface6 for best battery if you can afford one. Even so, at Mum's birthday at Woodbine a few weeks ago, her Surface3 and my Surface6 were on the verge of pooping out after about 5 hours running RDSS (me, 2 instances of RDSS sometimes), a browser and MS Outlook for me (no video). I got an external battery some years ago with a connector for the Surface tablets which adds 10+ hours life though smaller external batteries are available.

Only downside I would note is that the smaller ~11" diagonal screen can be constricting to a data-dense app like RDSS, though you can configure it to 2 panels to make do. If you got a clam-shell type notebook with a 13" diagonal screen capable of HD resolution at least (1920x1080 res) you might enjoy it better. The Surface tablets in HD resolution can result in rather small type for eyes of a certain age if you insist on 3 panels of info at the default font zoom setting, though you can increase that setting in the Config Tab ...

But I am happy with what displays I get for RDSS on my Surfaces!

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Old 06-14-2019, 12:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for your suggestions. I have decided to purchase a refurbished surface pro 4.
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Good choice- that is what I did and have been very happy with it
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Thanks for the reassurance. It’s been a tough decision.
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