Working from home…

Whilst still trying to recover my usual levels of energy and drive, and couple that with a very cold and crisp dog walk this morning with Che, I’m having a work from home day today. I need it…

Logs on the fire, and a lovely Latte in hand I’m settling down with my long overdue replacement laptop to crack on with some work. Having by all standards seriously got my monies worth, my 9 year old MacBook has now finally been superseded by a brand new Dell XPS 15 9560, which is excellent! My line of work means I need something powerful and fast, and as a trader too, this is in my book, the perfect choice.


As with most people, we’re often assisted or restricted by the equipment we use, and for far too long I’ve been getting by or even seriously hampered by something that’s just not up to the job. Those days are over! If you’re a trader, or even video editor or gamer this laptop is ideal… and a pleasure to use. I really do recommend it if you need something fast and powerful.

My spec:

7th Gen i7-7700HQ Quad Core Processor (6M cache, up to 3.8 GHz)

16GB Ram and 512GB Solid State Drive

15.6″ 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display

Take a look atΒ Show me yours? if you want to see the other tools/programs I use which help me with navigating the market, finding the best stocks to watch and being alerted the minute something is happening that fits my trading strategy. I can’t stress enough that the right tools for the job make a huge difference. If you’re having to make do with an inferior machine, then you’re likely to achieve inferior results. Nothing worse than seeing the move go without you simply because you haven’t got the right equipment to make the trade safely. Trying to trade with a hand tied behind your back means you’re far less able to deal with it quickly enough if things go wrong. That is an unnecessary risk and major stumbling block you could do without. I’m not saying you need to spend thousands and thousands on all sorts of cutting edge equipment and data feed subscriptions, etc… but the few tools and programs that you do need will have to work well in order for you to achieve consistency. This laptop is fully compatible with everything I need in order to succeed, and that means I’m not playing catch up before I’ve even begun!

Let me know what you’re using and how you find its working for you?

Right, I need another coffee so gotta run. Have a good day all and have a great weekend too! Take care.




  • Here’s my setup for my photography/video editing computer:

    Intel 7th Gen Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
    Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM)
    ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard
    Corsair LPX 32GB DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit for DDR4 Systems
    MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 DirectX 12 VR Ready (GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan
    Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case for H55, H60, H75, H80i (CC-9011023-WW)
    Sabrent 75-in-1 Multi Flash Media Card Reader/writer(With power cord) (CRW-UINB)
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1, 80+ GOLD 650W, Fully Modular, 10 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester Power Supply 120-G1-0650-XR
    LG 27UD58-B 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync

    I hired a friend to design it and build it. That was Summer 2017. He’s now a sophomore computer science major at the University of California at Berkeley with a 3.894 GPA. He’s had three A-‘s which ruined that 4.0…………LOL

    I also have a dedicated music computer for my digital music collection which currently has 3,834 files totaling 1,541 hours 03 minutes 2 seconds of music in my non-classical collection. (Yes, I am that detailed. Excel runs my life.) At an average of 10 hours of music per day, it takes me just over 154 days to listen to all my non-classical music. My classical collection is even larger but I’m still cataloging it.

  • I think that I could be totally relaxed by just sitting in front of your fire place. Your blog is very good; thanks for follow mine. (I’m following yours)

  • Mr. Stenson I totally agree with. In my opinion, personally, I’d prefer the new MacBook.
    Please I would like to talk to you in something, if you may contact me, that would be great.
    Mr. Stenson I totally agree with. In my opinion, personally, I’d prefer the new MacBook.
    Please I would like to talk to you in something, if you may contact me, that would be great.

  • I just use a Dell notebook that was on sale for $149 because it doesn’t have a touch screen and most people want that now. But I don’t do any real work with it either. Have a blessed day.

    • That’s a great price πŸ™‚ thanks and have good day yourself!

  • Often we don’t know what we’re suffering through until we replace our obsolete tools. This probably happens far more frequently now, as fast as tech changes. Glad you’ve graduated to a better way!

  • Thanks for following my Blog. I find yours interesting as well. Plan to follow you. The only boundary to interaction is ones inability to reach out on the web.

  • So nice to meet you, Al. This sounds wonderful, both the working at home ☺ and the new computer. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m going to follow yours. Blessings, Debbie

  • I do both trading and gaming so this laptop seems like it would definitely be something to look into. Thank you for the recommendation!

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