Multi-Monitor Day Trading Computer Work Station
I run my work station with 3 Lenovo Gaming Laptops. I use Lenovo Y50 Laptops. I’ve been really happy with my Lenovo’s.
I use a separate computer for my trading so the keyboard is always at the ready to execute trades. This is especially helpful on breaking news. The primary reason I use three computers instead of 1 is because I need to often do three things at the same time. I take a trade on my trading laptop, I alert the trade in our day trading chat room, and I post the trade on twitter/stocktwits.
I do these things almost all at the same time. Being able to quickly take these three actions requires 3 computers. When I use just 1 computer I often lose the mouse across the screen and then if I need to suddenly jump back to the trading screen I might not be able to get there fast enough. For the type of trading I do, I need to move quickly.
Lenovo Y50 with i7-4700HQ @ 2.40Ghz
256GB solid state harddrive
Nvida GeForce GTX 860M
External USB Video Cards
Diamond USB to HDMI video cards allow me to run up to 6 monitors per laptop. This gives me the multi-monitor setup I run. You can check these out on Amazon.
I have 6 monitors between 23″ and 25″. I also have a 20″ monitor for my broker platform and a television for watching CNBC during the day.