#1
Im lookin for anything under $1000 bucks. I don't think i'll be running anything extreme on it, just something to record my songs on with a couple synths added on. As long as it doesnt get super slow i'll be fine with it.
#2
From my dads experence laptops that cost less than 1000 preaty much suck. My laptop was like $1200 and its few year old model.
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#4
i was trying to stay away from the macbook... but if it really is that good maybe i should reconsider?
#5
I'd go for a laptop with at least a 15.4" screen. You can easily upgrade the RAM yourself. And stick with Intel Core 2 Duo equipped laptops. Other than that, most any laptop will work...HP, Gateway, and Dell are solid (HP is the best overall IMHO).
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#6
Also, look elsewhere in this forum. This very topic seems to have come up at least twice just this past week.

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#7
HP makes some food laptops. My mom got one a while back. Dual core processor (Intel I think), 3GB RAM, and a fair amount of storage although I would want a 500GB or larger external drive if running a laptop...

keep an eye on slickdeals.net

What are you planning on recording and what interface are you looking to get?


And +100 on searching the forms. This question does seem to pop up quite often along with many others...
#8
im just going to get some rough recordings of my own songs.
i'll probably get the toneport KB37 [the one that doubles as a MIDI controller]
thanks guys. i guess ill look through the forums now.
#9
I can't recommend a specific model, but the three most inportant things here are CPU, RAM, hard drive speed.

I'm running a Dell Latitude D620, Intel Core 2 Duo e6750, 2gb RAM, and a 300 Gb 7200 RPM drive and I haven't hit a barrier hardware wise. So something along these lines for a PC would do ok. Note: I only record 2 tracks at a time max (limitation of my Fast Track Pro).

In the Mac arena the same advice still holds true.

DS

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#10
i run at my studio a laptop duo core2 setup,2 gigs of ram w/ xp with DUAL display and a firepod (yes thats 8 tracks simultaneously) straight onto the 80 gig built in hard-drive without any hiccups...Mac this!