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RE: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?
I wanted to reply to this topic for a few days but, my email provider
changed some of my settings without letting me know (problem resolved)
Alright I wanted to suggest the alternative of using a desktop instead of a
laptop. Laptops are almost always obsolete by the time you get them and are
a real pain as far as upgrading is concerned. I haven't really tried this
but am giving serious consideration to doing this I have some concerns
electrical noise and such. I suppose I could put it in it's own rack that
might isolate some of the electrical interferance issues.
From: Jonathan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 5:38 PM
Subject: RE: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?
What kind of memory does it use? The very old model P4s came with PC133
style memory - which made them functionally about 1/4 to a 1/2 as fast as
equivalently clocked P4 with enough memory bandwidth - couldn't even
with a slower clocked P3. Also, is it a Celeron? Again, a performance drop,
though nothing like as bad. Otherwise, I'll be looking out for this.
Keep in mind guy, if you just want to run Live, you don't need much power
From: Dave Trenkel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: Looping with a PC laptop... which one?
>On Monday, September 29, 2003, at 11:42 AM, Jonathan wrote:
>>I'll second that. Just stay away - we aren't part of their target
>Hahahaha. Nice. They do loop in stereo though, no?
>Playing devil's advocate, I started wondering, does any hardware device
>do what Live does?
>Just wondering. I still think a laptop may be the best route to do
>what I'm trying to do, I'm just seeing that most recommended laptops
>are a bit out of my price range. So far, only HP seems to make one
>under a grand. Lot's of people rave about the Vaios, but man are they
>spendy, I might as well buy an Apple.
My Thinkpad was just under a grand at PCConnection.com. It was the
only Pentium 4-based laptop I could find for under a grand, and I
believe it is an older model. I see now that they have the R32 2G P4
for $1099, if you want to go a little over a grand. Mine is a 1.8G,
and it seems to run Live and Reason quite well.