Hi all, some of the answers from my last question helped quite a bit and I have narrowed down my laptop selection. I realize that these kind of questions may be difficult to answer because different uses of MATLAB will benefit from different hardware setups etc.. but any insight, even general, would be appreciated.
I am choosing between two mac books
13" 2.7ghz i7 Duo w/Intel HD Graphics 3000
15" 2.0ghz Quad w/AMD Radeon HD 6490M with 256MB GDDR5
Currently I use MATLAB for mostly integration of ODEs and PDEs. Often in large dimensions.
I do not currently use the parallel computing toolbox, but would like to learn how to use it effectively if it applies to my work..in other words - it may be in my future.
I am wondering if the 2.7ghz may run faster, in general, than the 2.0ghz, if the clock speed will have more impact than the cores.
I know that I am oversimplifying the question and that multiple factors will affect speed...and maybe it will come down to just having a bigger screen to work with.
I am leaning towards the 15"
Any insight would be very appreciated, thank you!