Audio Production Laptop

Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 19 17:43:16 GMT 2008


Daniel Green wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Daniel Green <octoberdan at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I'm looking to get my hands on a laptop I can use for audio production
>> and live performance with UbuntuStudio. I need a bit of help finding
>> something suitable. I figure the following should be taken into
>> consideration:
>>
>> Fast hard drive
>> Multiple(?) Firwire ports
>> USB ports
>> Decent sized screen.
>> Long battery life
>> Linux friendly.
>>
>> No need to worry about the audio card as it should be replaced with
>> something external anyways. Any recommendations for this too?
>>
>> I am open to and appreciate all advice.
>>     
> Wow, take a look at the "Rain Recording Livebook L7 Laptop Audio Computer"
>
> CPU: 2.5GHz Intel "Penryn" Core 2 Duo (T9300)
> Hard Drive: 200GB SATA 300 7200RPM (16MB Cache)
> RAM: 4GB DDR2 (Dual Channel - Matched Pair)
> Display: 15.4" WXGA+ Widescreen (1280x800)
> Graphics: NIVIDIA Goforce 8600M GS (256MB)
> USB: 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
> FireWire: 2 x 6-pin on PCI Express Card (TI Chipset), 1 x 4-pin onboard
> PCIe: PCI Express Notebook Card Slot
> Optical Drive: Dual Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Combo Drive
> WiFi : Integrated mobile Intel 802.11
> LAN: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
> Modem: 56k V.90/V.92 Modem RJ-11
> Webcam: 2 megapixel
> Media Card: 7 in 1 Card Reader
> Battery: 6 cell Li-Ion battery
> Audio: Intel HD Audio, Built-in Stereo Speakers and Microphone
> Video Out: 1 x VGA Port for external display, 1 x s-video out
> Input Devices: Touchpad, 88 key keyboard
> Bluetooth: Optional
> Dimensions: 14." x 10.1" x 1.1"~1.5" (WxDxH)
> Weight: 6.1 lbs. w/ 6 cel battery
>   

Looks good.

> Too bad it's $2,199.00. I'm not sure that's worth it. I'm looking for
> something much closer to $1,000
>   

You pay for size. If that's the range you're looking at go for something
used.

-Cory K.



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