Re: laptop recommendation to run mathematica fast?
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- Subject: [mg101043] Re: laptop recommendation to run mathematica fast?
- From: Mark Fisher <particlefilter at gmail.com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 04:22:41 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 21, 7:02 am, underante <undera... at yahoo.com> wrote: > hello, > > perhaps someone can recommend me a laptop to run Mathematica fast? > > i bought a asus eee pc 901 recently, which tho very cute pink and > quiet, (when the fan is off anyway!) it does return a rather > disappointing internal benchmark of around 0.32 for both Mathematica v7 a= nd > v5.2 with windows XP. > > what with Moore's law and all that i had vaguely reckoned that in 2009 > a new machine should be running a lot faster than that since i have a > circa 2001, 8 years old 1 GHz pentium dell inspiron laptop with > 128Mbyte of RAM that benchmarks Mathematica 5.2 at 0.27 under windows ME,= so > that the small increase in speed that i do see could be wholly put > down to the intel atom N270 in the asus running that little bit faster > at 1.6 GHz. > > anyway, i am looking to buy a somewhat bigger screened laptop in the > next few weeks, so if you have, or know, of something that will run > the internal Mathematica v7.0 benchmark at, well, lets say, 3.0 or more?,= i.e. > about ten times faster than what i have now, i would be very > interested to know what make and model it is, as i have had little > luck so far trawling the web for such info, and tho the wolfram > benchmark report mentions various intel xeons running at speeds of > 3.75 or more i cant say ive ever seen a laptop with one of these > chipsets inside it, and no mention whatever is made of these > ubiquitous intel core 2 duo things, quadcore or not, or what i could > expect from them. > > thankyou > > f.c > > (oh, i would just add that since i will be using the machine for other > things besides mathematica it would be best for me to continue with > windows a while longer, but if you get a nice turn of speed under > linux or mac OS please feel free to say so!) I got a BenchMark of 3.65 on my Lenovo W500 using version 7.0.1. I'm running Windows XP Pro (32 bit). I've got 3GB RAM. The chip is Intel Core Duo T9600 @ 2.8GHz. The laptop is about 9 months old. I'm guessing you can do better with the newer chips. --Mark