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Re: Windows laptop recommendation needed

What about those mini laptops can you recomend one to use with mobius for 

> On 23.09.2014, at 14:13, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Read up at the Bidule forum on how far Bidule has come on the 64 bit
> version. The people at Plogue will give you the best briefing.
> http://www.plogue.com/phpBB2/index.php
> Last time I used Bidule was a few years back and I remember its 64 bit
> version was almost unusable and with the 32 bit version the support
> for multiple cores was also very flaky. I could only make it run well
> in single core mode, but that's a kind of waste with today's powerful
> i7 laptops.
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.perboysen.com
> http://www.youtube.com/perboysen
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM, Robert Craig Thomas
> <robert@robertcthomas.com> wrote:
>> I've been using a Lenovo T500 15" screen w 1680 resolution with 4gb at
>> 25.3ghz on Windows 7 - 64bit all with good success, running Mobius 
>> inside of
>> Ableton Live (Ableton 32-bit because of Mobius) and within Ableton 
>> running
>> Kontakt with 4-6 instruments loaded (I use an EWI) plus various 3rd 
>> party
>> plugins... and it's been running with even the tiniest burp.  The T500 
>> can
>> apparently take 8gb of memory, but 4gb memory Simms are expensive (and 
>> I'm
>> cheap) and it runs fine as is.
>> I've also used a Lenovo T61 15" 1680 resolution w4gb mem, Win7 64bit 
>> with
>> good success, but I like the T500 better.  I use a firewire interface
>> (Saffire) but always with a PCMCIA TI Firewire card, disabling the 
>> built-in
>> firewire interface.
>> Got the T500 on ebay (with 2gb mem) for €160 and the T61 (w 2gb mem) 
>> also on
>> Ebay for €115.
>> Windows 8 is on one of my older T60machines, but I don't really like it 
>> much
>> and I've found no clear advantages over Win7 while using it so far.
>> Just my two cents... for free ;-)
>>> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Michael Peters <mp@mpeters.de> wrote:
>>> I've been using Bidule on a Sony Vaio with 32bit Windows Vista for some
>>> years and I'm thinking of getting a new laptop, Windows 7 or 8. I 
>>> would use
>>> it primarily for music, mostly for Bidule, sometimes also for Ableton 
>>> Live.
>>> The old Vista laptop works fine in principle, with two related 
>>> problems:
>>> 1. I use many 3rd party VST plugins. They all run ok but something 
>>> about
>>> them (their memory management I guess) is often not stable and 
>>> especially in
>>> large setups, this leads to Bidule crashing or hanging when I close 
>>> Bidule.
>>> Sometimes Bidule hangs so bad I have to unplug USB devices to make the
>>> process go away. After this, it often takes several attempts to make 
>>> all the
>>> USB devices work correctly again. Of course, this is not something you 
>>> want
>>> to happen in a live situation. Actually it would be nice if I could 
>>> make
>>> several smaller specialized setups and switch between them for 
>>> different
>>> pieces, but that is not reliable enough, so I ended up basically using 
>>> one
>>> HUGE setup that contains everything I might ever need, so I don't have 
>>> to
>>> switch.
>>> 2. Of course the big downside of this approach is that many plugins 
>>> eat up
>>> processor power even when I don't need them. Going close to or beyond 
>>> 100%
>>> processor usage happens often. Of course this is also something you 
>>> don't
>>> need in a live situation.
>>> So, a new machine with more power. I don't want Apple machines for 
>>> several
>>> reasons that don't need to be discussed here, so:
>>> - Windows 7 or 8 ?
>>> - 32bit or 64bit?  I think most of the plugins I use are 32bit. Is 
>>> there a
>>> downside to using a 64bit Windows and 64bit Bidule anyway?
>>> - What are the technical parameters that would make Bidule most happy?
>>> - My old laptop was heavy. Are there ultrabooks that are fast enough?
>>> - Any recommendations?
>>> 1000 thanks
>>> -Michael
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