[HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

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rsbonline
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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by rsbonline » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:01 pm

I am in a similar positon, except my MBP 15" which I had for less than a year was stolen recently :(.

I am looking into the Macbook Air 13" i7 1.8 ghz. I liked the 15" a lot; great screen size and I opted for the high resolution but since I travel a lot and the new Air's come with 1440x900 resolution on a 13" screen it might work. I have a 26" external Monitor at home when I need to do some serious work. Does anyone own one. How has the experience been?

PS my first post in this forum :P

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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by Anubis » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:11 pm

TechnoLover wrote: @ Anubis : I am not in the US, I live in Europe :(
Here you go:
http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CR640.html
9.0.4 Suite-Samsung Chronos 7 laptop(17")-12GB RAM-Samsung 840 series SSD(250GB)-iPad2-Maschine-TouchAble-SaffirePro24-Saffire6USB-Komplete Audio 6-Axiom25-PCR300-Nocturn-LaunchPad-QuNeo-QuNexus
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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by ARDJ » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:32 pm

I haven't found a more stable option then when i switched to mac. I'm not a mac bandwagon'er or a i-nerd but speaking from experience here, I use to perform with a top of the line dell in 2005-2007 had SO many issues and had the sound cut out twice with audiences 2k+. I've been on a mac since 2009 and never had an issue (knock on wood), if you're not opposed to the mac, it really has been a rock for me (plus with the new ones with quad core and SSD it should perform just as well as others in the market)

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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by TechnoLover » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:11 pm

Gonna order it today, tough, but I still can't take a decision between the macbook pro 13" i5 2.3 Ghz & the macbook pro 13" i7 2.7 Ghz ...

Only the CPU changes and they both have dual core CPUs... Do I need the i7 for live acts & DJ sets? Is the price worth it ?

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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by TechnoLover » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:45 am

up :oops:

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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by 4.33 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:13 am

you probably won't need that extra CPU headroom, but you can grab macbook pro i5 quad core for the same money

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Re: [HELP] Need a new laptop for Live Acts & DJ Sets on Ableton!

Post by TechnoLover » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:28 am

I don't think there is a i5 quadcore on 13"... The first quadcore is a 15" i7 one that cost 1750 € (too much for me)

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