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A.J. Walker | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Aug 11 2014 1:56 PM

my current laptop is on its last leg. I'm considering buying a new one and i would like some suggestions on the best laptop to use with logos 5?(HELP):)

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 2:04 PM

Welcome to the forums Greg. Have you seen the recommendation by Logos. https://www.logos.com/system-requirements

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 2:05 PM

I would recommend as much ram as you can afford, and Ssd. The last one really makes a difference.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 2:09 PM

I haven't updated recently, but sure enough to say that you should go for the latest i7 with at least 8GB of RAM and either an SSD or hybrid hard drive that uses an SSD for frequently needed work. I have last year's version on a Lenovo U410 and it really flies with the hybrid. Lenovo has a very good website and regular discounts, so I suggest that.

You can do the same with a MacBook Pro, but it's a bit expensive. Worth it to be sure, but not everyone wants to drop a grand or more on laptop.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 3:38 PM

I find the Surface Pro to be a great way to get the whole Logos experience on a Tablet (with pen and keyboard) form factor.

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Ray from Faithlife | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 4:14 PM

mab:
either an SSD or hybrid hard drive that uses an SSD for frequently needed work.

I second that.

The best thing you can do to improve Logos performance is an SSD, and it's not even close. The limiting factor for speed is often how quickly your computer can retrieve things from the hard drive. If you've run Logos on a spinning drive, you'll do backflips the first time you run a search on an SSD.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 6:36 PM

A.J. Walker:
I'm considering buying a new one and i would like some suggestions on the best laptop to use with logos 5?(HELP):)

Welcome Big Smile

Logos 5 and Verbum are resource intensive applications that benefit from Solid State Disk (SSD), fast Processor (e.g. Intel i7), adequate Memory, and speedy Graphics.  Newer games are also resource intensive so a laptop for gaming works well with Logos 5 and Verbum.

Logos 5.2b is 32 bit application.  Logos 5.3 will be a 64 bit application that can use more memory.

Note Book Check has benchmarks:

CPU => http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

Graphics => http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html

Newegg has a variety of gaming laptops => http://www.newegg.com/Gaming-Laptops/SubCategory/ID-3365?Tid=25325

Microcenter offers 21 gaming laptops => http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?Ntk=all&N=4294967288+4294965139&cat=Gaming-%3a-Laptops%2fNotebooks-%3a-Laptops%2c-Netbooks-%3a-Computers-%3a-Micro-Center#

Costco has several gaming laptops => http://www.costco.com/all-laptops.html

Apple offers manufacturer refurbished models => http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac that recently dropped prices for MacBook Pro models since Apple refreshed them.

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 6:46 PM

RayDeck3:
If you've run Logos on a spinning drive, you'll do backflips the first time you run a search on an SSD.

He speaks truth. I just did that this weekend after installing my first SSD and running Logos 5 for the first time on my new laptop. Makes me excited to use Bible software again!

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A.J. Walker | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 6:58 PM

THANKS A MILLION!!!! This is so helpful!!Big Smile

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David A Egolf | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 7:02 PM

I would suggest a feature which is not really related to Logos, but I find very important.  My work laptop is a Dell with a back-lit keyboard.  It is REALLY useful.  My home machines have standard keyboards and I am always trying to find a light source in order to work.

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LaRosa Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 7:15 PM

AJ, this is the machine I just picked up over the weekend. I got it from best buy for a few hundred cheaper than Dell's list price. I also bought a 250gb SSD to replace the hard drive that was in there. Logos really flies and it's a quiet machine.

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-14-7437/pd?oc=dncwa1706b&model_id=inspiron-14-7437

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 7:38 PM

Hello A.J. 

Two things without knowing your total Logos library size or the detail of your current system, one option if you are limited on cash would be to only replace your current laptops hdd with a 256GB or 512GB SSD this would give new life to your old laptop.

If you have the money and want a better new system, I would say like many others get the most system your money can buy at the time. Any system Ram, Video, SSD is a must have, and either i5 or i7.

I always like to buy a little more than what I have to have when getting a new computer. But for me the next laptop will be a Mac not a PC.

I have never had a Mac, but wife said she thinks I should get one and she is going to allow the needed $$$ for it. So I will get either the Macbook Pro 13 or 15. I want one with 16GB ram 512GB SSD, and the Retina display.

Also Apple has certified refurbished Mac's which if you buy give you a higher level system at a discount.

For me after i upgraded my current laptop which is a intel i3 with a 256GB SSD Logos & windows run so much faster.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 8:07 PM

Lee Garrison:
Also Apple has certified refurbished Mac's which if you buy give you a higher level system at a discount.

$ 1,899 for 15.4" Retina Display MacBook Pro with 512 GB SSD, 2.7 Ghz 3rd Generation i7, and 16 GB of RAM => http://store.apple.com/us/product/FE665LL/A/refurbished-154-inch-macBook-Pro-27ghz-Quad-core-Intel-i7-with-retina-Display

$ 2,189 for 15.4" Retina Display MacBook Pro with 768 GB SSD, 2.8 Ghz 3rd Generation i7, and 16 GB of RAM => http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0PZ0LL/A/refurbished-154-inch-macBook-Pro-28ghz-Quad-core-Intel-i7-with-retina-Display

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 11 2014 8:17 PM

thinkpad NX1 CARBON very nice.

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Mark Nolette | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 12 2014 5:16 AM

Last November, I bought my first Mac ever - a 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, i5, 8gb RAM, 256 gb SSD - for about $1400 (which is about what a Surface Pro with comparable specs with a Type Cover would cost). Small enough to actually use on one's lap, but more than adequate for Logos and all my other needs.  No doubt, a refurbished one would be cheaper. There are certainly less expensive options out there that would do a good job with Logos. But I'm very pleased with my first Mac.  

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John Kight | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 12 2014 5:37 AM

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro and love it! Prior to that I had a 2010 Macbook Pro that I upgraded the HDD to an SSD. You can really feel the difference in Logos 5 with the SSD, and it was only a $150 upgrade.

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Alan Macgregor | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 12 2014 7:34 AM

I have a MacBook Air with SSD. Even though it is now a couple of years old, it still flies!Big Smile

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Erik | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 13 2014 9:59 AM

If you want a laptop that acts as an occasional tablet, then I'd recommend the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. If you want a tablet that can act as an occasional laptop, then I'd second the Surface Pro.

I personally use a Yoga 2 Pro for Logos...I prefer the traditional laptop arrangement since Logos 5 is designed for and works better with the traditional keyboard and mouse arrangement. That may change if Logos 6 is ultimately optimized for tablet use, but for now it's hard to beat the Yoga.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 14 2014 6:49 AM

The answer will be different for different folks, but as for me and my house:

Surface Pro 2 or 3 - Hands down!  I love it..

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Rev. 14:6 | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 14 2014 7:44 PM

A.J. I agree with everyone else, get a computer with an SSD for Logos and you'll be pleasantly surprised and happy with the performance.

All I did was change out my HD for an SSD on my 2008 Macbook Pro (non-unibody) and it is really quite quick, may not be as quick (I know it is not) as a 2014 MB or equivalent PC but it does run so much smoother.  This oldie only has 4gb of Ram but it does the job and it must until seminary is done.  Oh, my library is around 3,250 books and climbing. 

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