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Computerized Investing > November/December 2008

Annual PC Buyer's Guide

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by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

As we near the end of another year, it is time again for our annual PC buyers’ guide. Over the years, the goal of this article has been to provide direction for those looking for a personal computer with which to perform common investment tasks, such as portfolio tracking and management, stock and mutual fund screening and analysis, and technical analysis and charting, along with general-purpose computing such as Web-browsing, E-mail, word processing, and spreadsheet building. The recommendations we provide herein are made with such users in mind. Depending on your individual computing needs, your ideal system may be more or less advanced than the systems we recommend.

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