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Re: In the market for a new laptop
I love my Alienware laptop. Definitely get as much ram as you can. And i
would really try to stick with windows 7 64 bit. 8 is ok but really
geared towards touch screens.
Tim Mungenast <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Just stay away from emachines unless you are resigned to using a mouse or
>even a separate keyboard, in which case why use a laptop? I was using my
>10-year-old Gateway laptop as a backup for weeks while my one-year-old
>emachines was in the shop for "dancing cursor disease." My coal-burning
>Gateway may be slow but at least the cursor stays put and doesn't jump
>from field to field, or disappear entirely and take a paragraph or two
>along with it. Who needs that s**t??
>--- On Mon, 4/8/13, Art Simon <email@example.com> wrote:
>From: Art Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: In the market for a new laptop
>Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:40 PM
>Most laptops are pretty good these days. I've been having good luck with
>Acer recently, so If it were me I'd probably buy
>8Gb Ram and an i7 processor should be adequate for most live looping. You
>could swap out the drive for a SSD (solid state drive) if you have a
>large number of tracks of music being written to or read from the disk.
>The biggest question mark is your sound card. Most people anymore use a
>USB sound card, and not all chipsets work equally well with USB audio. I
>would post in whatever forums there are for your particular sound card
>and find out what laptops have worked for other people. I'm currently
>using a pretty inexpensive Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB sound card and I'm
>getting low levels of latency that rival expensive RME sound cards.
>With a $1000 budget you should be fine. Stick with lots of RAM and a top
>of the line Intel i7 processor and you will probably never come close to
>the limits of the machine.
>On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 11:44 AM, kay'lon rushing <email@example.com> wrote:
>Looking for a new laptop on windows to use for live looping/production.
>Hopefully a skinny one that is able to handle decently heavy vst's well.
>My budget is under $1000. Any suggestions?