Laptop specs that run Logos well

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Daniel Arnott | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 22 2010 11:42 AM

I need to change my laptop. Is anyone using a laptop that runs Logos well? I really don't want it to sound like it is going into orbit whenever it gets a bit stressed!

What specs are you using?




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David | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 12:08 PM

I'm running L4 on an Asus 1000 HE netbook with 2GB RAM. It runs really quite well. There are occasional lags, but the tradeoff (extreme portability) is worth it. I also keep about 12-15 other applications open at the same time. The processor doesn't get hammered all that much, so the fan speed is generally always low. I'd love to have a more powerful notebook, but the portability of this thing is hard to beat. Most useful computer I have ever owned.

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Tom Blanchard | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 12:23 PM

Like many others, I've been using L4 on my MacBook under Parallels 5 and XP.  But I recent picked up, after reading recommendations on this forum, an Acer 1410 with the Intel Celeron 1.2GHz SU2300 Processor, 3GB, 320GB HDD. An incredible difference, in a real laptop, at a netbook size and just over a netbook price. Logos 4 seems so much quicker and responsive. So far, I don't regret it a bit!


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Timothy Shrimpton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 12:36 PM

I have a Dell Studio 15 with a 2.53 Ghz Core2Duo, 4 GB of RAM, and Windows 7 (64 bit). 

Logos 4 can get bogged down at times, but overall it works very well.  It feels more responsive than Libronix 3 did, anyway.

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Ken Shawver | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 1:08 PM

I have a Dell Studio 1555 (you can look at my specs below), and I have very little lag time. Nothing that makes me wish it would run faster.  I'm happy with my setup.

You'll find the more resources you have open will bog down pretty much any system, unless you have a ferrari level notebook. I'm not in that bracket Big Smile, but as I said even with running lots at the same time my notebook is responsive.

In Christ,


Dell Studio 1555; 15.6 True Life LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.20 GHz, 2M Cache, 800 MHz FSB ; 500GB 5400 HDD; 8GB RAM, Win 10, Chrome 70

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 7:04 PM

I had an ASUS 1005HA netbook and it ran Logos very slowly with 2 gigs of ram,but it did run it,  I was going to get something in that same size but a little faster until some computer guys told me about a great deal on this laptop, a ASUS UL30A-X5 Thin and Light 13.3 in laptop with 12 hours of battery life. Warranty: 1 year global warranty and 1 year accidental damage warranty.  This got my attention since it was an accident that did in my netbook!

It has a new low price after rebate of 630.00, but the specs are really good for a little laptop and the guys I was talking to said it would handle Logos 4 with no problems.

Amazon has it on sale right now.  It is a little bigger than I wanted to get, but they said it is under 1 inch thin and very easy to handle, it has a nice size screen and typing area.

It comes with a 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM which is really fast ram, plus it has a 500 gb harddrive and gets its power from an 8 cell battery.

It is currently on sale and it also has a rebate, I got mine ordered.

In Christ,


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Sharon | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 7:39 PM

I just bought a new laptop two months ago.  I customized it with Toshiba (I started with a large screen size for my eyes).  I tried to give it all the get up and go it would hold.  It is a 18.4" Toshiba Satellite P500 with 250 SSD, 6 GB ram; 64 bit OS; Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 @ 2.80 GHz; and Discreet graphics.  It came with Windows 7.

It does a great job!  But it is far to heavy (for me) to lug around.  (I knew that going in.)

I would like to get a small laptop for my classroom.

Any ideas on just how small I can go and still have enough power and speed for Logos 4?



PS  Sorry about your accident Jim!  Been there, done that!

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 22 2010 8:17 PM

We've heard a lot about specs and searching the forum will turn up a number of threads on this issue.

There are some things most of us can seem to agree upon.

1. Processor speed is not the most critical component of your system. You need a dual core machine, but that is pretty standard. You need at least 2.0 GHZ speed. Upgrade from there based on your budget.

2. 4 GB of RAM seems to be the sweet spot for performance. Any less and things bog down, any more and improvement is not that dramatic. So, depending on your other needs and budget, 4-6 GB of RAM is what you should look for.

3. A 7200 RPM drive is required for good performance in Logos 4. Don't settle for a 5400 RPM drive no matter how large.

4. Discrete graphics seems to be better that an on-board chip, but so far it has been hard to come by any real comparison numbers for this. So if the laptop you are otherwise interested in allows you to upgrade your graphics, that would probably be money well spent. Remember, you are not doing 3D rendering with Logos 4 so having a gaming graphics card isn't necessary. However, 512 MB of discrete video RAM would seem to be a good thing to have.

5. 64-bit operating system to access that 4-6 GB of RAM.

Other things like SSD drives or i7 processors might be nice, but you can get acceptable performance without them.



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Bridgeport, CT USA

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2010 3:23 AM

Mark, from the reading that I have done on the forum, I have noticed  people that did not have either 2.0 Ghz processor or a 7200 rpm Drive have said their laptops worked fine.  The Acer 1410 mentioned in this very thread is an example of that!

I do know that my little netbook ran the program and it was a single core 1.6 Ghz, but in all fairness it was a little too slow.

It will be interesting to see if I end up agreeing with those that are running the slower chips and slower drive than you have mentioned, I should know next week.

To be honest I almost bought a 15 in computer that met all of the requirements that you have mentioned for only 575.00, but some geeks said go with this instead and be ready for a nice shock!!!

I will let people know what I find out, either good or sad!

In Christ,


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Sharon | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2010 6:18 AM


That is a perfect list.  It is exactly the information I was looking for.



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Daniel Arnott | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2010 8:40 AM

Just ordered a Dell Studio

Core i7

4 Gig

Windows 7 64 Bit

1Gig ATi

500 7200 RPM sata


Fingers crossed!!

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 23 2010 10:07 AM

I think you will be pleased.

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 9:45 AM

I got the new little computer I mentioned, it fails to meet the requirements listed above for a computer that would run Logos 4 fast, but how does it do???

My wife had loaded up my Platinum Library while I was at a fellowship meeting and got it working.

By the time I got home she was downloading a 6.5 gig update from Logos, the rest of my Library, she was also downloading a large Windows update, and the Logos program was up.

I decided to give it a try, and I was blown away, even while doing everything else, it runs the program great, and I don't have to shut anything down, it is super, inspite of the fact that it has only a 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor, a hard drive speed of 5400 rpms and an intergrated graphics card.

I am not sure what makes Logos 4 run slow, but none of these things caused it to run slow, this thing is fast, it is everything I wanted and a lot more.  I don't even have to shut things down to make it run fast, I am very pleased.

My  words of advice are you may not have to spend as much on a system to run Logos 4 on as what one would think after reading those specs, Logos 4 runs very well on this computer that falls short on the specs in nearly every area.

So those of you on a budget, don't give up hope a computer you can afford may run this program nicely.

In Christ,


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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 10:01 AM

Nice to see that you are seeing good results and not having to spend much. You do have the 4 GB of RAM and got fast RAM. I assume you are running 64-bit. Don't recall you mentioning that.

Thanks for sharing the good news.

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Bridgeport, CT USA

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Daniel Arnott | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 11:52 AM

interesting. Do you have a lot of resources open at once? Are they all following the verse etc...

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Jim VanSchoonhoven | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 26 2010 3:40 PM

Well here are the specs of this little wonder, at least it is a wonder to me.

As the hottest laptop, the ASUS UL30A-X5 comes with loads of excellent features, let’s have a look.


  • High-gloss 13.3-inch LED-backlit HD high definition display with 1366 x 768 resolution (16:9 aspect ratio) that uses less energy and still gives you an immersive cinematic experience
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life from 8-cell battery
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It’s the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Chiclet style keyboard and multi-touch trackpad for comfortable and intuitive use
  • ASUS IceCool Technology for cool-to-the-touch palm rest
  • Exclusive Express Gate feature enables ultra-fast boot so you can connect to the web in just 10 seconds
  • Energy efficient, dual core 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor with ultra-low voltage for extended battery life
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; 2 x SODIMM slots; 4 GB maximum capacity)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD integrated video processing
  • 0.3-megapixel webcam for connecting with friends and family over video chats
  • ASUS SmartLogon facial recognition system detects your face and logs on automatically
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n)
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
  • Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound for home theatre quality acoustics
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine for extended battery life
  • Dimensions: 12.9 x 9.28 x 0.98 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 3.74 pounds (with battery
  • Warranty: 1 year global warranty and 1 year accidental damage warranty

Dan, I only had about 15 resources open and I only have a around 2300 resources in Logos 4.

However I did have the Pg and the EG open as well as the power lookup and the information tab, and was very plesantly surprised with how everything worked.

I took a gamble and it paid off this is a great "little" 13 in computer with a very long battery life.  It is nice.

I am not sure what it is that Logos 4 likes about this little thing, but it likes it and I am happy about that.

In Christ,


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Daniel Arnott | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 27 2010 12:10 PM

Cool. Glad it works well for you Jim. I'm quite surprised how well it is running.


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