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sas9.4 on a laptop

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sas9.4 on a laptop

Does SAS 9.4 run slowly on a laptop? Is it possible to install 9.4 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and run effectively?

Thank you!

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

As far as I am aware the Microsoft Surface runs a cut-down version of Windows called Windows RT. This is not one of the operating systems supported by SAS.

This link may help:

http://support.sas.com/documentation/installcenter/en/ikfdtnwx6sr/66390/PDF/default/sreq.pdf

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Surface pro 2 has "the FULL VERSION of WINDOWS 8.1" . will that be OK?

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Do you mean a tablet, instead of laptop?

If so an ASUS transformer may be a possibility.

Notebooks & Ultrabooks - ASUS Transformer Book T100

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Thanks Reeza!

SAS9.4 on my laptop runs much slower than 9.3 did.

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Works like a charm on mine. ...but then I've used my chance to ask for a new laptop with more memory in order to run SAS 9.4 images as now more and more clients are web-based so one needs the additional memory to run the mid-tier as well (I'm assigning 8GB RAM to such images).

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Thank you Patrick!  I am thinking of buying a 128 GB Surface Pro2. will that be OK?

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Linlin, 128GB is storage, though it is supposed to be a lot faster (SSD) comparing to disk based storage, but it is still not RAM, while RAM is critical to your SAS performance.

Haikuo

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Hi Lilin - it's all depend on how many SAS applications you are going to download in your laptop....more applications will need more physical space to download and more ram to run SAS smoothly...

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Re: sas9.4 on a laptop

Hi Haikuo and Sandy,

Thank you for your inputs!

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