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Old 08-19-2003, 09:34 PM
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Rock Artist, thanks for the Centrino link. I have to admit that the centrino looks pretty tempting, especially with the usage on batteries. 8-10 hours is hard to believe. I saw that Dell offers a 1.7 ghz centrino laptop, but I was unaware of the 1.8 ghz. It would be my guess that the 1.7 ghz centrino may beat the AMD XP-M 2600+ in the Davec test, or at least be close. Looking forward to results from executivos' new laptop.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:12 PM
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Apperantly the Yamsan site had my information and saw me "sniffing" so they called me...

I'm planning to purchase by the end of the month (if all funds will be available till' then).

I'm thinking of 1.3ghz or 1.4ghz on the centrino or as I mentioned the Fujitsu AMD 2500+.
(If they would just let me test each and install PT/Mbox on the spot with no tweaks it'll be great... I'll try that...)

After talking with them about what I've heard on their laptops acutally HP/Compaq like they told me apperantly all the brand names buy the machine from one large manufactur in the far east but as HP are big consumer-company they're just small consumer-company intended for the Israeli market only.

Now here's the great part, as Israel is small (about 8hours going from the start to the end ) their location is about 30min drive from my place. so I'll go and check them out...
In addition they told me they can give you the computer instant = custom built "on the spot"...

Also the centrino runs cooler and with less noise!.
I'm getting it as a second machine. I've now put my first machine (desktop 2.4Ghz) at the studio and this rig will be for home usage and PT usage @ home but I'd like to benefit from the same power I've had with the 2.4 or close...
I'll use it w/002R & MBox...
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Old 08-20-2003, 12:19 AM
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Ok so I got mine running.....

allenstein laptop (a la PCCLUB--"enpower 251")

PTLE 6.1
digi 002 rack
athlon 2500+
512mb pc 333
60 gb 5400 rpm hd
via chipset
ONBOARD FIREWIRE! (yeah I'm stoked I didn't buy an approved firewire card yet)

Recording to the sys drive---

32 tracks 6 aux.

So I guess for 24bit 44.1 thats one of the best, especially on digi 002r. it seems to be getting hot though? I have a week to decide if I want this thing. Centrinos/battery life/less heat sounds interesting.

If anyone is interested, it was $1509, which is mostly for the hard drive.

The cool feature I like? It has a built in mp3 player. you can run that without booting windows, and it can play off the cdrom.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:49 AM
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Great setup there my friend. Congrats. I'm waiting for the XP2800+ to be released in the HP and Compaq. Until then I'll just use this 17" Mac PB. LOL

How is the noise level of that XP2500+ laptop? These PBs are incredible for noise.

I demo'd the Toshiba notebook/tablet PC combo which was amazing too. Unfortunately only P3 -M 1.33Ghz at this time. Definitely the wave of the future.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:50 AM
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Those are great stats!! cooocooo1 got the same but on a slower drive. 4400rpm. You guys will probably get more on an external fireiwre drive. Keep us posted.

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Old 08-20-2003, 12:57 AM
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i thought that was when he was doing 16bit sessions? he said he got 31 tracks on 24 bit right?
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:04 AM
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I got 6.1 working and did the davec test? and got 32 tracks with 6 aux tracks.
You're right, this was with 16/44. His drive crapped out at higher settings.

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Old 08-20-2003, 01:35 AM
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the difference is that mine was like $600 more than his....so I guess that's $100 per aux track? I'd rather have the $600 then 6 auxs

it should, however, make a difference for quicker editing because of the 5400 rpm.
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:25 AM
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O.K Here goes.
I ran the test with an ads firewire enclosure and a Western Digital 40gb @7200 rpm.
Compaq Presario 2100 (2175)
Athlon xp-m 2400 1.8ghz
512 266 ddr
40gb system drive
40gb firewire

31 tracks with effects and 11 bare aux tracks.
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31 tracks with effects and 3 aux with effects.

Buffer set at 512, 80% cpu.

I ran audio from a cd player in two tracks as well so all tracks recorded.

I think I will keep this laptop and hope it keeps up for my needs ( which are not very much).
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:47 AM
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About the Centrinos, I thought conventional wisdom was that the Centrono-technology pentiums weren't as good for audio (something about their power management features possibly causing dropouts). I seem to recall that someone on r.a.p. posted an actual response from Intel stating that non-Centrino models would be better for audio. Does anybody know more detail about that?
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