please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

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please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by piZMo » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:40 pm

please, no mac heads recommending macs. i am a mac head. my friend wants a pc.

if you have experience with pcs and audio please could you help me out here. i can look at specs and pick one for him that should do the job, but i don't think its as simple as that.

if you use a pc laptop, and you believe it was a good purchase please could you list the specs here.

cheers.

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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by juanlittledevil » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:07 am

Dell now owns alien ware. Thus you can find some pretty impressive little laptops, after all these are designed for gamers so you know they will work great for music applications.


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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by distaudio » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:50 am

Last two notebooks I have bought for recording has been ASUS.

Don't know whether they are available where you are. But they are built well and come with a 2 year warranty as standard.

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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by McQ714 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:49 am

Asus N Series or Sony F Series or HP Envy Series or HP DV6T Select or DV7T Select.

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Post by Goran@Irrupt » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:16 am

Lenovo. look no further.
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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by rosti » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:06 pm

I have really bad experience with HP laptops.. They seem to compete with Acer in the Behringer of laptops league..

Dell, Asus, Sony and Lenovo seems to be fine. I have had some success with Toshiba laptops aswell..

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Post by v0ins315 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:50 pm

Ipad!
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Post by Goran@Irrupt » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:54 pm

v0ins315 wrote:Ipad!
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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by MacGuffin » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:37 pm

my Dell Studio 15 works pretty good for me, and I have heard good things about IBM Levono also.

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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by AceLuby » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:16 pm

distaudio wrote:Last two notebooks I have bought for recording has been ASUS.

Don't know whether they are available where you are. But they are built well and come with a 2 year warranty as standard.
+1

I've been VERY happy w/ my ASUS gaming laptop for audio production w/ a firewire interface. Been using it a year w/ one crash that was my fault.
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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:23 pm

rosti wrote:I have really bad experience with HP laptops.. They seem to compete with Acer in the Behringer of laptops league..

Dell, Asus, Sony and Lenovo seems to be fine. I have had some success with Toshiba laptops aswell..
my HP laptop has been a champ, better than most peoples' computers on the forum. dunno how many times I've posted "runs great on my machine" when lots of people have had problems, that includes midi sync with Live.

on that note I've been told Asus laptops suck balls.

on this forum you'll get every conflicting view on what computer to buy. good luck with this thread... I'd ask elsewhere, anywhere but here. some people up in here know computers, most don't. (I don't.)
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Post by ze2be » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:54 pm

WebSite! wrote:Lenovo. look no further.
Dont trust much, but I do trust a Lenovo Thinkpad on the road and on stage. Im hearing good things about the new HPs. Sony Vaios have always been popular for performing artists. But you get great specs with Thinkpads, and they are built like tanks. Maybe not the pretiest, but I love them. I like solid quality tools.
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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by Silverfish » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:03 am

I just purchased a 17" Asus laptop, and so far I'm very impressed with it. Still getting things set up for Ableton and Traktor, but I would recommend one.

Also, my last laptop was a Gateway, and it ran fine for almost six years (before it was stolen). I'm not saying I'd buy a Gateway again, but it did just fine. Toshiba, on the other hand, has given me problems. I used my girlfriend's Toshiba laptop and had quite a few problems with audio applications. It was virtually useless. Maybe the newer ones are better.

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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by Slightlydelic » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:16 am

i use a acer 3935 not had any problems.

http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/productv.do? ... 4154236114

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Re: please recommend my friend a PC laptop for audio

Post by gosinisha » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:23 am

here goes toshiba satellite very well. it`s a little expensive though, but does the job well as my primary office and audio pc. recommended!
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