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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 5:06 AM

A perfect machine would a D700 with sliding screens from both sides with all IPS display and updated internals. Call it W760TS (triple screen)

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 5:15 AM

Hope you are as pleased with your new baby as I am with mine.

 

Back in the day, I was a financial guy as well -- if you consider a pioneering developer of electronic trading systems to have been part of that fraternity.  My contributions included development of the first automated systems in the securities industry to effectively utilize GUI and "high-resolution" displays (1K x 864 at the time, displayed on gigantic, 21" CRTs which weighed about 100 lbs. each--this was, after all, the mid 1980's).

 

Compared to what we used to consider high res, a 17" 4K display is truly beyond comprehension.  Even with my middle-age presbyopia, I can clearly read 8 pt and smaller text at a comfortable distance on my P70-- it's that sharp and clear a display. Printed specs indicate that thw W700 series had higher screen brightness but I find subjectively, the P70 looks even brighter (probably has a better gamma or contrast ratio, as it is IPS technology).  Coulod also be natural aging of the backlights on the W700.

 

Windows 10 defaults to 250% enlargement of text -- way larger than necessary.  Under the Win7, pre-installed OS, the text size defaults to quite small size.  I find I actually prefer the look of Win7 at 150% scaling -- small but oh so dense! 

 

I'd be amazed if you really do miss that second screen of the DS.  Please share your experiences after you have a chance to compare your machines, side by side.

 

All the best,

 

DNR 

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 5:19 AM

Man I'm having trouble just passing my CFA level 2 and can not understand the mathematics in MFE even if my life depended on it. There goes my dream of being a quant.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 11:04 AM

If only you were a bit closer geographically -- I occasionally teach Finance & Risk Engineering at a top university -- would be happy to help-out, if it was feasible.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 11:09 AM

Holy Jesus, don't tell you teach at Baruch?!

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 11:16 AM

Not there (but I do have a buddy who does).  NYU School of Engineering and Touro.College.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 12:14 PM

If I managed to pass CFA level II and III, and FRM I & II, do you think I'll be able to getting Baruch's MFE or NYU's Mathematics in Finance with a bad undergrad mark?

 

If not, I'll just have study at ANU's M.fin or M.app.fin with its ridiculously low entry requirement (and its ridiculously high world ranking for some reason).

 

The only thing we have in Australia that really resemble a proper MFE is UTS's M.quantitative.fin, but UTS is ranked pretty low.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 14:21 PM

Interesting background! I'm in NYC too, and definitely NOT a "quant"-- I'm a very fundamental long-short value guy and run a small hedge fund. I like that second screen because around my apartment/home office I can use it purely as a quote screen and then do everything else on the main screen. When I get the P70 I'll probably park in on my desk with a couple of USB portable monitors and keep the W700DS for other rooms around the apartment. I'll also buy a P50S as soon as it's available for when I'm spending a day at a conference. (Now I use a tiny little X220.) With that one I'll take a portable USB monitor with me to use as a second screen.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 14:49 PM

You might look into the Intel Wireless dispaly tech -- I'm not positive, but there seems some indication that the P70 MIGHT support it.  At any rate, the P70 does have connectivity for at least 2 external monitors at up to 4K each -- I believe Lenovo has a well-priced 4K external device (or at least used to).  On the P70 and P50, there are built-in HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports, as well as USB.  Native VGA is history, although 3rd party adapters are not hard to find.  If you acquire the docking station (which works well), your P70 will have a total of 10 USB 3.0 connectors, plus the two Thunderbolts which I understand can alternatively be used as USB 3.1 type C connecitons.

 

I'm thiking about getting back into trading -- that's why I opted for 64 GB of RAM for the P70.   Once upon a time, I headed-up new products develpment at Instinet.  Later, founded a couple of other electronic trading systems development firms.  You are wise to also have smaller machines in-mind for portability.  Much better than the Quotrek -- remember that gadget?  (We nearly acquired that firm but for various reasons, Lotus did).

 

Next time I'm back in NYC, perhaps we should meet for a coffee -- or better yet, something stronger.  Certainly, we have areas of mutual interest.  Please send me a private message, if interested.

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Re: Bring back the W700 series!!!

2016-02-06, 15:03 PM
Can't really provide much insight on this question, except to suggest that it's always worth a try.

I doubt that I have any "pull" with admissions; my suggestion is that you contact the Dept. Chairman and make inquiries directly. Grad school admissions, in the U. S., is a little different than for undergrad programs -- there is often more latitude if a compelling case can be made for entry.

Our department is one of the top-rated in Financial Engineering; the degree would be worth the effort, I'm quite certain.
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W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock
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