still... no KILLER laptop out there

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still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by 3dot... » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:44 pm

laptops are not as good as desktops..
that sucks...

if I would find a laptop that matches the smoooothnes of my desktop I'd buy it..
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by kb420 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:49 pm

You can get one, it's just gonna cost you.
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Slightlydelic » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:49 pm

i genraly hate laptops but am very happy with my new acer.

though my desktop is kind of old now so the fact the lappy runns better than it adds to the appeal.

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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Clearscreen » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:30 am

despite the kinda wanky website, this is what i'd get if i felt i needed that much power...
http://killernotebooks.com/nagamaki/nag ... _page.html
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by leedsquietman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:55 am

no FW slots (not even ricoh or 2nd class integrated chipset). Crummy sound card. For DAW work = FAIL.

http://www.adkproaudio.com/laptop2.cfm

these are the guys you want for PC laptops.
http://soundcloud.com/umbriel-rising http://www.myspace.com/leedsquietmandemos Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Earwax69 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:43 am

Hey Slightlydelic, did you change anything in Vista for boost your performance? I've deleted all the Acer crap softwares and games except the ones I need. Audio is really fine but I can see some occasional red peaks in DPC latency checker.

There was a vista guide somewhere for Serato but I cant find it last time I googled for it.

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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Sleep Tyght » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:38 am

I'm more of a Mac guy these days...but I do work part time for HP. Here's what's on my Xmas list... :lol:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 8094582785


I've tested this one out with 8.0.4 running. So sweet...buy now and you'll get a free upgrade to Windows 7. It's a true desktop replacement.
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by leedsquietman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:23 am

except for having an unknown generic (probably o2) firewire chipset, which has been documented as not working with M-Audios's Profire 610 or 2626 (for starters) :( - otherwise, these are good specs.
http://soundcloud.com/umbriel-rising http://www.myspace.com/leedsquietmandemos Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Sleep Tyght » Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:51 am

I think I've changed my mind...


http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaig ... index.html


With these and the new iMacs dropping I can't wait to start spending again on new toys.
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Earwax69 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:33 am

Do you get a discount because you work at HP?

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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by 3dot... » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:06 am

Sleep Tyght wrote:I think I've changed my mind...


http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaig ... index.html


With these and the new iMacs dropping I can't wait to start spending again on new toys.
ok... a thin quad processor laptop....looks nice..
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by 3dot... » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:16 am

leedsquietman wrote:no FW slots (not even ricoh or 2nd class integrated chipset). Crummy sound card. For DAW work = FAIL.

http://www.adkproaudio.com/laptop2.cfm

these are the guys you want for PC laptops.
holy crap.... I've constructed a monster ! (for 3000$... :( )
that's waaaaaay over the line for me.. :mrgreen:
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by leedsquietman » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:38 am

I put together a config for fun's sake with the ADK-8500 MV with a QUAD core processor T9550 2.66 Ghz, 17" screen, which has VIA firewire (a decent choice, actually preferred by Presonus over TI firewire), 4GB 1066 DDR3 for $2200 with Vista 64 and free upgrade to W7. This is comparable to a DUAL core Macbook Pro. ADK have a very good reputation as DAW laptop and desktop builders and people at Gearslutz loves Scott (one of the bosses at ADK) who regularly posts there.

The consumer level 1300-1500 dollar HP, Sony, Dell, etc are fine for most tasks but they don't always make for a good laptop choice for pro audio.

That 3k laptop is probably a BEAST. I mean, I paid that several years ago for a top of the line Dell Inspiron which is being used as a door wedge now ;)
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by kb420 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:25 pm

3dot... wrote:
leedsquietman wrote:no FW slots (not even ricoh or 2nd class integrated chipset). Crummy sound card. For DAW work = FAIL.

http://www.adkproaudio.com/laptop2.cfm

these are the guys you want for PC laptops.
holy crap.... I've constructed a monster ! (for 3000$... :( )
that's waaaaaay over the line for me.. :mrgreen:

Like I said earlier,
You can get one, it's just gonna cost you.
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Re: still... no KILLER laptop out there

Post by Obvious Alias » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:42 pm

3dot... wrote:laptops are not as good as desktops..
that sucks...

if I would find a laptop that matches the smoooothnes of my desktop I'd buy it..
I have a laptop with a quad-core desktop processor, 3x 320GB HDs, and 4GB ram, with a 17" display. It's pretty KILLER. Seriously.

But like kb420 said, though, it cost a pretty penny.
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