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Old 03-23-2010, 09:55 AM
Mekko511 Mekko511 is offline
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Default Re: Best Laptops for PTLE

I hate stupid websites! The link takes you to HP's website but there is no where to see if the laptop brings HDMI out or firewire, or any info on peripherals! what kind of bull is that?
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:18 AM
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That's odd, I found it immediately, under "Specs." It has both HDMI and Firewire.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:28 AM
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That's odd, I found it immediately, under "Specs." It has both HDMI and Firewire.
I just found it. I looked in there before and all those details came up except for that bottom section.... (user error) lol...
Thank you!
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:22 AM
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Default Re: Best Laptops for PTLE

I have to choose between Hp Dv7 3085 and sony vaio vpcf11pfx/h. Anyone can give me a piece of advice?? The HP is a little bit cheapper around here.

What do you think??
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:25 PM
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I ended up buying a 15.6" MSI A6200 from Office Depot. It has an i5, 4gb of ram and it's a pretty sweet deal at $599. Can't test it with Pro Tools yet, though, as I've got 7.4 and this is running windows 7 32-bit. I'm going to order an M-box Mini this week, then I'll run a D-Verb test and let you guys know how it went. If not, I'll just install XP on it and go from there.

I also saw this HP DV-4, which is a 14.1" and has an i5, for a pretty good deal as well ($649 after rebates):

http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...4-2160us-14-1/

I finally decided against the HP due to a problem I had with the DV2000 I had and the way HP handled it. Or didn't. I chose not to reward poor customer service, but YMMV.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Best Laptops for PTLE

Hey was just wondering does any body use a Dell laptop?Are they any good for pro tools?Has anyone tried the alienware line?
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Best Laptops for PTLE

I haven't myself, but with all the issues I've heard with performance NVidia cards in the short time I've been here I wouldn't recommend a gaming laptop to run PT.

That said, If you have the bucks to go Alienware, there are a lot of other ways you could spend that money, including getting a machine on or close to the specs on the recommended PT list.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:38 PM
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Just got my M-box mini, hopefully I'll be able to test out the MSI soon. I guess I'll have to look up the new version of the D-verb test to compare numbers. Real busy with an album I'm finishing mixing but hopefully in the next week or two I can post up some numbers that'll help. Or maybe it won't work! Yay! Fun!

Oh and regarding Dell, I was forced to mix this on an ancient Dell laptop... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDmSRTXsITk Yeah, I know it has issues but the whole thing was done on a Dell that was probably five years old and it got done!

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:17 AM
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What about the Dell studio range.Anybody have any joy with them.I have an old dell laptop and its time to move one.I need something better.Any suggestions?
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:28 PM
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I'm trying to decide to pull the trigger on this dell myself. Anyone got any words of suggestions? Dell isn't my first choice, but I have financing through them so. I want something I can feel comfortable buying and something I can feel comfortable growing into with my Pro Tools 8 LE. Any help would be much appreciated I'm trying to decide this today! thanks

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