can we have a new laptop discussion?

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can we have a new laptop discussion?

Post by raapie » Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:19 am

I want to buy a laptop. I am thinking about buying RME Hammerfall, because I can use it on my laptop as well desktop system. Only: which laptop should I buy. The Sony Vaio's look sharp...

Which one should I buy? I have some money to spend...
Marco Raaphorst

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Post by mrof » Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:56 am

try the 8887 from sager... 3.06 HT proc.... dual 60 gig hds... bulit in wireless... dvd burner.. 16" 1600x1200 screen... a portable powerhouse..

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heat and Live

Post by raapie » Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:21 am

Hi,

Do you have experience with it? I am a bit worried about the heat it will generate, and I don't know how it performs for audio.

thanks... I keep it in mind ;-)
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Post by FORMAT » Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:30 am

I am using a powerbook and so far it works well w/ Motu 828 and external 120 GB FW HD

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Re: can we have a new laptop discussion?

Post by fuentes925 » Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:41 am

Which one should I buy? I have some money to spend...[/quote]


You should by my Vaio so I could buy the new Vaio with the 15" extra wide screen and silver magnesium case! 8O

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I just got my...

Post by Spacerboy » Thu Mar 06, 2003 4:35 pm

Dell Inspiron 8200 (2.2GHz, 512 DDR, Intel Chipset). it has very good performance. recently i just use the internal soundcard which is very dusty and hummy in sound if you work with power supply. but this you can get rid of if you disable the ground (not recommended but often used on stage:-)
now i wait for new soundcards from the musikmesse frankfurt...rme is too much expensive...there has to be a less expensive solution (also for prelistening which is most important for me)...
and i´m not shure about usb devices...like the emi or m-audio- or whatever...

cheerz,
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Post by Rx » Thu Mar 06, 2003 7:51 pm

i just got a ProStar 8854 (same company as Sager) and I love it. Desktop P4 2.4ghz, 512mb, 15.7" screen, 60gb 5400 rpm hd - for US$2100. Best deal out there. Will be getting an external hd just for my loops.

It's better to get a pc right now - performance is better than a mac using Live, and much more bang for your buck.
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available in europe?

Post by Spacerboy » Thu Mar 06, 2003 8:55 pm

are those prostar laptops in europe available?

and whats about the heat of a desktop processor? i think those laptops wont life as long as mobile processor featured laptops...
of course there is no experience in that until now...

cheerz. s

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Post by Guest » Fri Mar 07, 2003 12:44 pm

There's also a new Dell Inspiron 8500, with 1920x1200 wide screen LCD. Imagin how much Live tracks you can fit on this screen :)
http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/ ... n_8500.htm

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Post by Guest » Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:23 pm

anybody got experiences with fan or hdd noise from laptops?
as the p4 prozessors are pretty fast by now they will produce a lot of heat...

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