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Old 10-31-2015, 02:17 PM
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:58 PM
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hey I just got a dell m4600 off ebay through newegg $688 to the door.quad core manuf refurbished have look
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:58 PM
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CPU: Intel i7
Video sub-system: anything other than Intel
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:50 PM
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hi to formally from Vernon.it does have a expresscard slot e sata i7 2820qm they still make them just called a 4800
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:57 AM
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Hi there!

I have Mbox 3 Pro with 11/12 (option to upgrade).

I need a new laptop as this one does not have firewire or an expresscard option for a firewire card.

I really don't know what to be looking for, or where to find it if I did know. I've contacted a couple retailers (Dell, Acer) and they couldn't find anything with either firewire or expresscard.

Anyone have any luck finding a compatible PC laptop?
Hi, ever considered getting an used Apple Macbook Pro instead?
Firewire always worked great on Macs and no extra card or anything else were needed.

If you would need Windows for other applications than music you could run both, Mac OS X
and Windows together on the Macbook via partitioning/bootcamp or even better, by replacing
the Optical drive with another 2nd internal HDD or SSD.
So you could have your music system on 1 drive, the Windows system on the other one, both
together using the Macbook´s hardware incl. Firewire.

As mentioned by the others already, PT11/12 wants an i7 Quad Core processor and 8GB Ram
minimum to work as it is supposed to.
You could find for example 2011/2012 i7 Quad Core MacBooks Pro for around $1000-1200.-
on Ebay in decent, useable condition, many already equipped with SSDs and 8/16GB Ram etc.

Those models from 2011/2012 offer another advantage which is that you still can replace all the
drives and the memory Ram yourself quite easily.
So you can always stay up to date by using the latest SATA drives or just put in all 16GB Ram
afterwards for less money.

Btw Pro Tools always used to run very well on Macs and all the Digidesign/Avid boxes used to work
really well with that older generations of Macbooks as well.
2010-2012 was the best time for Firewire devices therefore it simply used to work with the machines
of this time period. The Mboxes/Pro 3 were developed and released at this time too and were made to
work with exact these computers...it´s a good match (unlike with more current computers).

Just as a suggestion.

The very best to you!
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