Time for a new Laptop

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mrruby
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Time for a new Laptop

Post by mrruby » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:16 pm

Hiya Loooong time no post. I know Ableton users are Laptop supergeeks.
So staying with a PC, my question is-are there any drawback in using a monster gaming lappy?
I realize that a lot of a gaming laptop is about Video, But is there any reason (besides noise)
that I should avoid these beasts...cheers!!
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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:18 pm

Video card can increase the heat. But that can mostly be circumvented. Just something to keep in mind, since heat is a factor in performance of the main CPU. (I only understand this in the most simplistic terms so, I could be off a little)

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by Stromkraft » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:22 pm

mrruby wrote:Hiya Loooong time no post. I know Ableton users are Laptop supergeeks.
So staying with a PC, my question is-are there any drawback in using a monster gaming lappy?
I realize that a lot of a gaming laptop is about Video, But is there any reason (besides noise)
that I should avoid these beasts...cheers!!
Get a laptop made for music making. They're out there.
Make some music!

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by yur2die4 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:15 pm

Do you think you'll be doing strictly music, or music And gaming?

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by mrruby » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm

strictly music!!!! no time for games people ;-)
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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by mrruby » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:52 pm

Stromkraft wrote:
mrruby wrote:Hiya Loooong time no post. I know Ableton users are Laptop supergeeks.
So staying with a PC, my question is-are there any drawback in using a monster gaming lappy?
I realize that a lot of a gaming laptop is about Video, But is there any reason (besides noise)
that I should avoid these beasts...cheers!!
Get a laptop made for music making. They're out there.
true true true....thanks
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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by antic604 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:11 am

Gaming laptops will usually be much bulkier and heavier than something with the same CPU performance (which is the most important for music), because GPUs require some serious cooling.

Personally I'm in a similar spot & looking greedily at Dell's XPS13, which seems like a perfect fit for Live - small (13' screen in 11' body), light, great UHD screen, solid battery, lots of ports:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/dell-xps-13-review
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac ... 971/review
http://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-rev ... 13-review/

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by antic604 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:12 am

Stromkraft wrote:Get a laptop made for music making. They're out there.
Any specific models that you could recommend? Thanks!

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by yur2die4 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:07 pm

The xps 13 has a 'U' processor. I'm not a fan of those. For portability it should be nice, but performance-wise it leaves a little yet to be desired.

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by antic604 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:15 pm

yur2die4 wrote:The xps 13 has a 'U' processor. I'm not a fan of those. For portability it should be nice, but performance-wise it leaves a little yet to be desired.
Good to know. Any other models / brands you'd recommend for Live?

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Re: Time for a new Laptop

Post by p8guitar » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:15 pm

Schenker W507 is very good. I bought that now because my Macbook pro from 2011 is dying, and I don't want to buy Apple any more.
You can customize a lot, depends on the money you want to spend.

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