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Old 08-08-2010, 03:10 AM
bob081191 bob081191 is offline
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Default Pro Tools M-Powered - Will it work on my laptop?

Hi everyone,

Before I get to my question, I should probably warn you that my knowledge of computers is very poor (hence why I'm here), infact I'm not even sure if this is the right place to ask. I read the "READ THIS Before Posting", but after hours of searching I haven't been able to find anything that relates explicitly to my question.

I've been offered the "Pro Tools M-Powered Essential version 8.02" system from a friend (I hadn't even heard of it until last week, so please bear with me ), however, before accepting, I'd like to know whether it'll work on my laptop.

I have a Compaq Presario CQ60-120TU. Specs:

Processor, operating system and memory
-Operating system installed: Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic
-Processor type: Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1600 (1.66 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
-Standard memory: 2048 MB DDR2 (1 Dimms)
-Memory type: DDR2 667 MHz
-Memory layout: (1 x 2048 MB)
-Maximum memory: Supports up to 3 GB DDR2 memory
System features-Internal drives: 160 GB
-Hard disk drive speed: 5400 rpm
-Optical drive type: SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
-Display size: 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP Brightview Display
-Display resolution: 1366 x 768
-Graphic subsystem name: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (shared)
-External I/O ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA port, 1 RJ45 ethernet connector, 1 RJ11 modem connector, 1 headphones-out, 1 mic-in, S-Video Output, AC Adaptor
-Speakers and microphone: Altec Lansing speakers
-Webcam: Webcam with integrated microphone
-Network interface: Integrated 10/100 LAN
-Modem: High speed 56K modem
-Wireless technologies: 802.11b/g WLAN
-Dimensions (W x D x H): 37.8 x 25.2 x 3.51- 4.367cm
-Weight: 2.75 kg with battery
-Battery type: 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery

You probably know them, but just incase, here are the 'minimum system requirements' according to the Pro Tools page (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...ingStudio.html):

-Windows XP (SP3)*, Windows Vista 32/64 (SP1), Windows 7 32/64
-1.8 GHz multi-core processor (Intel)
-5400 RPM drive
-DVD-ROM drive
-4GB hard drive space (additional space required for loop content)
-one native USB port

My main concern (I've probably overlooked something ) is the processor. Apparently, my laptop has a "Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1600 (1.66 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)", while I require at least a "1.8 GHz multi-core processor (Intel)"

As I say, I don't really know what the hell this means, so I was hoping someone could tell me whether my laptop should be capable of running the program successfully or not?

Does that make any sense?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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