Trados 2015 on 1366x768 screen?
Thread poster: EilidhJohnstone

EilidhJohnstone
United Kingdom
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Nov 16, 2015

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a new laptop, and would like to be able to run Trados 2015.

The SDL website lists a screen res of 1280x1024 as the recommended minimum requirement. Unfortunately, pretty much all of the laptops in my price bracket (low) have a maximum resolution of 1366x768.

Is it possible to run Trados in a lower resolution, or would this cause problems?

Thanks for your help.


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
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My PC Nov 17, 2015

EilidhJohnstone wrote:

Hi,

I'm looking at buying a new laptop, and would like to be able to run Trados 2015.

The SDL website lists a screen res of 1280x1024 as the recommended minimum requirement. Unfortunately, pretty much all of the laptops in my price bracket (low) have a maximum resolution of 1366x768.

Is it possible to run Trados in a lower resolution, or would this cause problems?

Thanks for your help.


My 1366x768 res. PC runs Trados 2015 smoothly without any issues.

Soonthon L.


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
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Will probably work ... Nov 17, 2015

... but I suspect that the information on the screen will be very cramped, since Studio 2015 is optimalised for a much larger screen. I am using a resolution of 1980 x 1080, and would hate to work at a resolution that is much smaller than that.

What about purchasing a larger external video that you can attach to your laptop? I would suspect you would find it easier to work with thqt. And also, if you want to do serious work, I would definitely recommend not choosing a laptop in the cheapest range, but rather invest in a stronger machine. I think you will find it worth the investment.

Roy

[Edited at 2015-11-17 07:46 GMT]


 

EilidhJohnstone
United Kingdom
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Fantastic, thank you. Nov 17, 2015

Thank you both very much for your advice, that's been a great help. I will definitely consider using a larger external screen. I'm currently a mere student of translation and I probably won't actually buy Trados for a while yet, but it's reassuring to know that I could.

Thanks again,
Eilidh


 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Depends on screen size Nov 17, 2015

EilidhJohnstone wrote:

Hi,

Unfortunately, pretty much all of the laptops in my price bracket (low) have a maximum resolution of 1366x768.

Is it possible to run Trados in a lower resolution, or would this cause problems?

Thanks for your help.


A resolution of 1366x768 is OK on a 15" screen. I've spent two months working on one with Studio 2015 while my work machine was being repaired. I connected a 2nd monitor most of the time, but also worked using the 15" screen on its own. It was fine.

Other specs are more important - particularly enough RAM (preferably 8 GB upwards) and a good processor (at least a 4th gen Haswell i5 or i7).


 


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