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abqdiane
Obsidian | Level 7

HI,  My current programming job will be ending.  The company is closing down. I may be doing some freelance work, but I've always had a work computer, so I'm not sure what I should look for in a new computer.  Any suggestions?

thanks,

Diane

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AhmedAl_Attar
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Hi @abqdiane 

If you are asking about what's a suitable desktop/laptop specification to learn/run SAS programs, then you have to evaluate your options based on

Hope this helps

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

Is this a question about SAS?

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Paige Miller
abqdiane
Obsidian | Level 7
Yes. Sorry I should have been more specific. I hope to do some freelance
SAS projects so I will need to be able to connect to a data warehouse and
to access their base SAS or other SAS environment m
Kurt_Bremser
Super User

If it is only for use as a client, any current laptop will do. Having a SSD as the main storage device is convenient, especially for fast startup.

If you prefer Apple Macs, use Chrome to access SAS Studio. Safari does not support all features of Studio.

If you see the need to use Enterprise Guide in the future, Windows (at least in a partition) is needed.

abqdiane
Obsidian | Level 7
Thanks - every answer has helped me in my decision.
Reeza
Super User

You'll be remoting in so your network speed is more important. No work will really be happening on your laptop/desktop so those resources are less important.

 

For myself, I recommend, 16/32 GB RAM, 500GB SSD minimum and best processor I can afford in that budget.

GPU is not really important.  

AhmedAl_Attar
Rhodochrosite | Level 12

Hi @abqdiane 

If you are asking about what's a suitable desktop/laptop specification to learn/run SAS programs, then you have to evaluate your options based on

Hope this helps

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