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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 <tmungenast@verizon.net> 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??
>Tim Mungenast
>Editor/Writer/Proofreader: www.linkedin.com/in/timmungenast
>Guitarist/Composer/Vocalist: www.reverbnation.com/timmungenast
>--- On Mon, 4/8/13, Art Simon <simart@gmail.com> wrote:
>From: Art Simon <simart@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: In the market for a new laptop
>To: "Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com" 
>Date: Monday, April 8, 2013, 8:40 PM
>Hi Kay'lon,
>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 <k3zz21@gmail.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? 
>Art Simon