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Old 09-13-2017, 05:26 PM
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Hi! Brand new to pro tools, I inherited my dad's Pro Tools LE Version 7 with Mbox 2, can anyone please recommend the best (and cheapest) desktop computer that would support this? First time recording, I play acoustic and write lyrics and am ready to start recording but I don't think my laptop will be efficient enough. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:16 PM
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good idea to get some advice on a computer that will work with PT's
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:35 AM
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Hi! Brand new to pro tools, I inherited my dad's Pro Tools LE Version 7 with Mbox 2, can anyone please recommend the best (and cheapest) desktop computer that would support this? First time recording, I play acoustic and write lyrics and am ready to start recording but I don't think my laptop will be efficient enough. Any advice is greatly appreciated!!

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Do you want a Windows machine or a Mac? There's nothing in a current Mac that will run PT7le. Ditto for Windows. For Windows you need either Win XP or Vista (32 bit) and for a Mac the latest is Tiger (OSX 10.4).

What is your current computer?
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I currently have just a basic Toshiba laptop with Windows 10. I'd prefer a Windows, seems like all the new ones come with Windows 10. Thinking about an acer, just don't know enough about computers to decide!
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I currently have just a basic Toshiba laptop with Windows 10. I'd prefer a Windows, seems like all the new ones come with Windows 10. Thinking about an acer, just don't know enough about computers to decide!
If you read what I wrote earlier you need Win XP or Vista to run PT7le. Any Windows computer you buy now will come with Win10. You have a couple of options - get a used computer with WinXP on it or upgrade to PT12.
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