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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2016, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Laptop preference for tuning?

I'm about to switch to a Holley EFI system. I'm a Mac guy so I'm going to have to pick up a PC laptop for tuning. Just curious if there is one you prefer. Any particular operating system, screen size etc?

I gave up on Windows a long time ago and switched to Mac. From what I've seen I don't like the newer operating systems lol

I know extended battery life would be a plus.

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I've used many over the years. My current and best so far is a Toshiba Protege M750. Very light weight good battery life. Dual core, 4gig ram, 60 gig ssd hard drive, and windows 7. My intended use is tuning only.
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Get something light and as small as you can withstand (some really small netbooks are too hard to see while driving). I don't think you need a ton of processing power or memory considering most tuning software isn't very heavy.
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you can find great deals on craigslist or ebay

once you get it remove everything but the necessary requirements and use it simply for tuning and nothing else

i had a small dell mini notebook with my pms which was great as it was always in the car

now runnign pro-m and got a bigger unit as i no longer have the need to data log 80 hours/week

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I'm using a Lenovo G50, but almost anything will work fine. You'll find some $300 laptops on amazon.

Not sure what you're looking to spend.

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idk about holley but megasquirt allows you to use tablets with the MSDroid app as well so you can pick up a $50-$100 Android tablet and tune with that wirelessly. It also doubles as a digital dash if you decide to mount it.
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I bought an HP Stream to do homework on and it works great with my QH. It fits between my gut and the steering wheel while I drive. Only thing I'd change is that had I known how hard it is to operate the touch pad AND the car, I'd have bought the capacitive screen version.

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I like the dell xps12 which is touchscreen and does this hinge screen flip thing to alter between tablet and laptop layouts. The battery life is fantastic with an ssd and it's goldilocks in size IMO.

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Good suggestions. I'm still researching. I guess the thing I go back and forth on most is screen size lol


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I'd go for one of these if I was needing one.

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