Re: light-weight PC to run Mathematica?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91653] Re: light-weight PC to run Mathematica?*From*: Frank Scherbaum <fscherbaum at mac.com>*Date*: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 04:31:21 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200808290810.EAA23425@smc.vnet.net>

Hi- Benchmark[] on my Macbook Air yields: {"MachineName" -> "macbook-air-fs", "System" -> "Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)", "BenchmarkName" -> "MathematicaMark6", "FullVersionNumber" -> "6.0.3", "Date" -> "August 30, 2008", "BenchmarkResult" -> 1.097, "TotalTime" -> 78.548, "Results" -> {{"Data Fitting", 3.023}, {"Digits of Pi", 0.925}, {"Discrete Fourier Transform", 3.394}, {"Eigenvalues of a Matrix", 6.67}, {"Elementary Functions", 18.676}, {"Gamma Function", 0.642}, {"Large Integer Multiplication", 1.148}, {"Matrix Arithmetic", 6.879}, {"Matrix Multiplication", 7.42}, {"Matrix Transpose", 3.235}, {"Numerical Integration", 4.662}, {"Polynomial Expansion", 2.821}, {"Random Number Sort", 3.403}, {"Singular Value Decomposition", 8.144}, {"Solving a Linear System", 7.506}}} Cheers, Frank Scherbaum Am 29.08.2008 um 23:53 schrieb Murray Eisenberg: > I'm allergic to Macs: All the other computers I use have either > Windows > or Linux as OS. Thanks for the suggestion, anyway. > > BTW, do you have any benchmark data or experience with running > Mathematica 6 on a MacBook Air? > > peter lindsay wrote: >> what about the macbook air ? >> >> 2008/8/29 Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>: >>> I'm trying to choose an ultraportable laptop that can run >>> Mathematica >>> reasonably (and, if at all possible, has a full-size keyboard). >>> >>> Do you have any experience with such -- especially some of those >>> very >>> new ones weighing around 2 pounds -- and any recommendations? >>> >>> In particular, any comments about suitability of the following for >>> Mathematica use? >>> >>> Lenovo Thinkpad X200 >>> Asus Eee PC >>> Enamo >>> >>> -- >>> Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu >>> Mathematics & Statistics Dept. >>> Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) >>> University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) >>> 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 >>> Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >>> >>> >> >> >> > > -- > Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu > Mathematics & Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 >

**References**:**light-weight PC to run Mathematica?***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>