|Date: ||Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:31:07 -0700|
|Reply-To: ||Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Stephen McDaniel <stephen@STEPHENMCDANIEL.US>|
|Subject: ||Re: SAS 9.1.3 on 1.33 GHz Laptop?|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1|
Yes, for years everyone focused on CPU (at the behest of Intel) and I find
that nowadays disc I/O and maximizing memory are the best investments you
can make for the $$$!
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Carl Kaufmann <email@example.com> wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> I'd like to purchase a new, ultra-portable laptop. Specifically, I'm
>> looking at the Dell Latitude D430, which has a ** 1.33 GHz ** Intel
>> Core2 Duo processor.
>> Is the 1.33 GHz processor sufficient to run SAS 9.1.3 *smoothly* on
>> Windows XP Pro?
>> Many thanks,
> I would say that disk speed and amount of RAM (for caching) are, in
> general, more important than CPU speed since nearly everything SAS
> does to a dataset involves disk I/O.