Another Computer help thread :)

Discussion in 'Production' started by Textbook, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Textbook

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    Right, i know there are tons of threads on this but i wanted my own :)

    At the moment, i only have around 250, but soon ill have around 500 to spend. I was preferably looking to investing in a laptop, as id perfer for it to be accessible where ever im going too.

    i wont be using it for anything other than Music production. (no internet, or storage necessary, altho future internet will be needed)

    What kind of specs do i need to run a Copy of reason & other such programs, with no problems what so ever, n what price range would i be looking at?

    are there certain makes' i should avoid?

    if anyone could recommend a laptop for around 500 that is gonna do me justice, would be very appreciative!

    also any other tips welcome :)

    Sorry search button.
     
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    Most important thing is RAM followed by hard drive space for all your samples.
     
  3. Textbook

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    i just spotted a dell in town for 499, it has 4 gb ram. im not sure what the processor is, but it must be alright. think the hard drive is 320 gb.
     
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    4gb of ram and 320gb hdd is plenty. Dells are good value for money.
     
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    pretty sure this was the one.

    £499.97

    * Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400
    * (2 GHz, 800 MHz, 2 MB Cache)
    * Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
    * 4 GB Memory
    * 320 GB Hard Drive
    * DVD RW Optical Drive
    * 15.6" Widescreen display
    * Intel Graphics Card Type
    * Wireless enabled, webcam
    * Up to 2 Hours battery life


    i dont know crap about specs?
     
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    I hear macs are good if you just want production alone.

    but if you've never used one before they're a pain to learn all the controls.
     
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    yeah i dont really wanna change to a mac, been working with windows since i started comps.

    ill get around to mac at some point though once ive given reason and other programs a thrashing though.
     
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    I have a lap with almoust exacly the same specs, and it runs great.
     
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    yeah i think im set on getting that one. unless i can get my mate at the computer shop to build me one from scratch.
     
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    THIS, my friend will be alot better and cheaper, u can get a crappy video card and a much better soundcard etc..
     
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    the build one from scratch option is better?
     
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    Its definately cheaper i'd say not to build your own. It's generally a bad idea to try and save money on all the bits that u think u don't need to spend money on because they are usually the bits that end up fucking everything. Also its a hassle. And defiantely don't get a mac - for the moeny u can get a pc thats much better.

    For me the dell looks good - i'd prefer a bigger screen when doing music production but thats the only thing i'd say.
     
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    hmmm good point i didnt even think of the screen coming into it. i will have a browse around for similar specs and do some research into what im buying.

    i dont think i want to go through the hassle of building either, as im too impatient.
     
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    hello Textbook

    long that Vista off and get XP pro
     
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    What you could do, is get a laptop with an average sized screen and then if you have an old monitor, use that as a dual monitor when you're at home. Just an idea...
     
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    got the laptop, so far very pleased with it :D next, midi keyboard!
     
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    What keyboard you planning on getting? :bounce::bounce::bounce:
     
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    i have noooo idea. i dont want anything too flashy. just something to do the job! any ideas?
     
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    oxygen 49 v2?
     
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