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    Default Good laptops for VIDA/DICE?

    What is a good laptop thats able to run to run the most current Volvo software? I'd be running the VW Vag-com/Rosstech software as well (yeah I drive those too), but nothing beyond that. It seems like the VIDA software is more picky as to setup. Basically I don't need anything fancy

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    I use a VirtualBox virtual machine running Windows 7 and Vida (on my macbook pro). Works great and I worry less about the sketchy chinese vida/dice unit that I bought on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltycyclist View Post
    What is a good laptop thats able to run to run the most current Volvo software? I'd be running the VW Vag-com/Rosstech software as well (yeah I drive those too), but nothing beyond that. It seems like the VIDA software is more picky as to setup. Basically I don't need anything fancy
    Almost any 3 y.o. laptop will do it.

    I run VIDA in a VM too, under Linux.
    2002 V70 (sold)
    2005 XC70 (Telos Road took it. Did a chassis swap)
    2016 XC60

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtl View Post
    Almost any 3 y.o. laptop will do it.

    I run VIDA in a VM too, under Linux.
    Jeez, one that new! Wow! I run my shop VIDA (2010D) on a 13 year old Dell with 4G RAM and a 64G SSD and it works great on my '05s. And if I drop it I'm not out much.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

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