The short answer is yes, it will run RNA-Seq analysis on most model organisms. The longer answer is you'll still always get much better performance with more cores and with Xeon workstation/server CPUs (even at lower clock speeds), so if you are planning on doing lots of RNA-seq analysis a good workstation or shared server is a very good investment for a lab. But the laptop will do if you aren't doing much. Keep in mind that to do it in a reasonable amount of time the laptop will be pretty much just doing the RNA-Seq so you may find it difficult to also do any other work on it while the analysis is running. And depending on the software tools and size of your dataset some of the steps may take long enough that you'll need to leave it running overnight. Just some things to keep in mind.
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