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#1 Ccheramie33

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:48 PM

Next year I will be running a Fantasy Football auction league. I need a laptop that is capable of maintaining the software that we use. This software is only used once a year. Aside from that, I will need to email a weekly spreadsheet. What is the best bang for my buck considering my needs?


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#2 softeyes

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:40 PM

Ccheramie33  :welcome: to BleepingComputer!

 

The software that you use dictates the minimum computer software/hardware requirements.  Once those requirements are known, the fun begins to guide you to the 'just right' laptop! If you have difficulties finding the requirements to post, provide us with the software name and we will do our best to help you find the information.

(Note: Typically, basic business application software (i.e. spreadsheets) and email clients do not demand high performance laptops/notebooks/tablets)



#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:27 PM

I have moved this topic to the section on 'Advice for buying a new computer'. It might be helpful to you to read the pinned note at the start of the section.

 

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:39 PM

Here is a link to website that provides the software that we use. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://btfsports.com/&ved=0ahUKEwir8-rbneDXAhWF7IMKHSr8DKQQFggoMAA&usg=AOvVaw25wUCEzeqs9ZS6sygl20in

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

I will be using a projector to display the screen. My budget for the laptop is roughly $500. Thanks for all the help and advice

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:26 AM

Hi Ccheramie33!

 

Wow...reading about the Big Time Fantasy Sports (btfsports) software, you and your teams must have a great time!

 

The operating system requirement for the software is not spelled out, it's important to establish if it's compatible with Windows 10. I would encourage you to contact btfsports for this information before purchasing a laptop.

Contact information: http://btfsports.com/btfsports/contact.htn

 

Here is a snip of the hardware requirements for the btfsports software, this information will help BC members who are accustomed to recommending computers.

 

btfsports.jpg

 

Are you using the FATBox? If you post yes, the drivers are supported by <-snip> Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8, 8.1, Windows server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. 

Drivers Link: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

 

One last thought about laptop specifications concerns how many USB ports you will need. Please clarify what devices you will be connecting to the laptop (potential examples):

 

*FATBox (USB)

*Projector (USB)

*External speakers (USB)

*Mouse (USB)

Any other devices?






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