I was wondering if this laptop would be sufficient for small dataset/sequence analysis? My focus currently is mainly around cancer genomic datasets. I hope to analyze RNA-seq data + genome & transcriptome data from TCGA.
- (Primary) Quantifying gene expression and performing differential expression analysis (likely using EdgeR/DeSEQ2)
- Visualization, likely to be done on web tools however (e.g UCSC Xena)
- Identification of somatic variations (mutations)
I may do a little programming/code development, but it will not be intensive
This will not be my primary laptop, and I don't intend to lug it around much, if at all. I am comfortable in the event it takes multiple days to process/run.
Processor: 11th Gen Intel i7-1165G7 (2.80 GHz, up to 4.70 GHz turbo, Quad Core)
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage: 1 TB PCIe SSD
- I may purchase a 3TB external drive, and maybe 1TB cloud storage via AWS
Graphics: Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics
As for the OS, I'm looking into doing Windows 10 + Linux/Ubuntu through WSL2. It is a Thinkpad.
Not sure if it's relevant, but I already have a large external Samsung monitor, and external keyboard + mouse