Laptop Recommendation

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
suburbanbather
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Post by suburbanbather » Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:50 pm

robin wrote:
suburbanbather wrote:Ah yes, G.A.S.! An enemy of progress, a wallet mollester, and a sinisterly fun disease all rolled into one. Every musician/hobbiest suffers from it from time to time.
:) G.A.S?
G.A.S.= Gear-Acqusition-Syndrome

sp0bjogu
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Post by sp0bjogu » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:20 pm

Have a look at hp nx8220. It's available to the EMEA market and comes in different configurations.

hp nx8220

/sp0

robin
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Post by robin » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:44 pm

suburbanbather wrote:
robin wrote:
suburbanbather wrote:Ah yes, G.A.S.! An enemy of progress, a wallet mollester, and a sinisterly fun disease all rolled into one. Every musician/hobbiest suffers from it from time to time.
:) G.A.S?
G.A.S.= Gear-Acqusition-Syndrome
ah yes...:)

suburbanbather
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Post by suburbanbather » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:50 pm

sp0bjogu wrote:Have a look at hp nx8220. It's available to the EMEA market and comes in different configurations.

hp nx8220

/sp0
Why would the HP's in the UK be different than the ones in the US? After doing the conversion they seem like great deals.

To convert UK currency to US currency simply divide the total in half and add that to it. So if its 1000, then it would be 1500. Its not 100% accurate but close enough.

Michael-SW
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Post by Michael-SW » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:24 pm

More like 1800 (1820 to be exact).

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Post by JAMM » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:37 pm

i like my mac in the studio
i like my mac even more in front of a crowd.

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Post by jimbugtm » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:40 am

smutek wrote:I suggest a powerbook.

8)
I've used IBM ThinkPads (3 different ones over the years), a Dell Inspiron (my last
PC notebook), and now a Powerbook G4 1.67Ghz. Personally, I'm glad that I made
the switch to OSX. I could halt Reaktor, Sonar, Project 5, you name it. I don't know
whether it was specifically a problem in XP, or the stuff running on it (and yes, I
did set up hardware profiles for audio processing). Many times when something
crashed, it took a little piece of XP with it.

Yeah, you can get flaky drivers and such with OSX too, but when something decides
to quit, it doesn't seem to affect the subsystem.

Plus, it's got that nifty Unix underbelly... :)

subterFUSE
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Post by subterFUSE » Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:51 pm

Rockdirect has released a PC laptop using the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor.

They use the save Clevo case that Alienware, M-Tech, and just about every other high-end laptop maker uses. This means all of those brands will be selling AMD & Intel dual-core laptops within weeks.

Now I'm glad I was patient. Looks like I'll soon have myself a laptop which could give most desktop computers a run for their money. 8)

DJRetard
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Post by DJRetard » Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:14 pm

Get a PC laptop. Buying a powerbook right now would not be adviseable. Apart from them being slow in every aspect, running Ableton Live will only add to your draining CPU.

Stability is not an issue on XP. This is a line still perpetuated by an over Zealous Mac community who have had little or no experience with PCs since 1985
:roll:

for the buck, the PC laptop will outperform any Apple laptop in every area. You owe it to yourself and your music to buy the fastest computer you can get within your price range.

sp0bjogu
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Post by sp0bjogu » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:18 pm

suburbanbather wrote:
sp0bjogu wrote:Have a look at hp nx8220. It's available to the EMEA market and comes in different configurations.

hp nx8220

/sp0
Why would the HP's in the UK be different than the ones in the US? After doing the conversion they seem like great deals.

To convert UK currency to US currency simply divide the total in half and add that to it. So if its 1000, then it would be 1500. Its not 100% accurate but close enough.
Sometimes model names/numbers differ between US and EMEA markets. Apparently not in this case.

Follow link below for world wide quickspecs.

HP Compaq nx8220/nc8230 Notebook PCs

/sp0

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