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Title: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: Jamie Léon on August 19, 2016, 09:03:07 pm
Hello my fellow producers!

I'm getting tired of my old Macbook that I've been using over the last 1.5 years for producing. It had a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor and just 4GB RAM. I've been doing some research on the Web, and the best Laptop for my Budget seems to be the "Acer Aspire V15". Does anybody have experience with it or know a reason why I shouldn't buy it and which other Laptop I should buy? I'm just extremely tired of my terribe CPU on my macbook and I really want to be able to run Ableton with a lot of CPU-heavy Plugins like Serum and Ozone open, but at the same time I have to buy a Laptop, so please don't give me any Desktop-advice! :)
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: R3Mington on August 19, 2016, 09:53:30 pm
Hello my fellow producers!

I'm getting tired of my old Macbook that I've been using over the last 1.5 years for producing. It had a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor and just 4GB RAM. I've been doing some research on the Web, and the best Laptop for my Budget seems to be the "Acer Aspire V15". Does anybody have experience with it or know a reason why I shouldn't buy it and which other Laptop I should buy? I'm just extremely tired of my terribe CPU on my macbook and I really want to be able to run Ableton with a lot of CPU-heavy Plugins like Serum and Ozone open, but at the same time I have to buy a Laptop, so please don't give me any Desktop-advice! :)

looks like a solid laptop. i guess the only drawback would be it has 8gbs of ram vs 16 gb. i would want to know if it can be upgraded to 16gb  and also what type of graphics card it has in it because that matters to me personally. but i7 and 8gbs will destroy ableton. youll notice such an extreme difference from your mac
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: Marrow Machines on August 19, 2016, 10:13:22 pm
https://theproducersforum.com/index.php?topic=4644.0

same rules apply as the general advice.

Look up on how to maximize the efficiency of your computer components and apply it to a lap top and not a desktop.


FYI, you're typically going to run into some limitations on speed due to cooling means, on a laptop.


I'll always advise you get a desktop before a laptop.
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: R3Mington on August 19, 2016, 10:19:53 pm
https://theproducersforum.com/index.php?topic=4644.0

same rules apply as the general advice.

Look up on how to maximize the efficiency of your computer components and apply it to a lap top and not a desktop.


FYI, you're typically going to run into some limitations on speed due to cooling means, on a laptop.


I'll always advise you get a desktop before a laptop.

Take this with a grain of salt because ableton does not take as much power as a video game. youre buying a "gaming" laptop, which means ableton will run close to non existent - were talking 15%-35% of your laptops cpu.
i have a laptop very similar to this and i have absolutely no cooling problems with it on ableton. videos games, whole different story
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: Marrow Machines on August 19, 2016, 10:43:08 pm
https://theproducersforum.com/index.php?topic=4644.0

same rules apply as the general advice.

Look up on how to maximize the efficiency of your computer components and apply it to a lap top and not a desktop.


FYI, you're typically going to run into some limitations on speed due to cooling means, on a laptop.


I'll always advise you get a desktop before a laptop.

Take this with a grain of salt because ableton does not take as much power as a video game. youre buying a "gaming" laptop, which means ableton will run close to non existent - were talking 15%-35% of your laptops cpu.
i have a laptop very similar to this and i have absolutely no cooling problems with it on ableton. videos games, whole different story


There was no specifics to a laptop being pointed, but the advice of choosing computer components that will best suit the needs of handling audio.

Desktops are more powerful than laptops, and if you're worried about stability i will always point you into that direction first. Not to mention, you can get a pretty decent desktop for not as much as a laptop. This is because you're paying for mobility, but you're also incurring all of the problems associated with that mobility.
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: vinceasot on August 23, 2016, 02:30:03 pm
RAZOR is pretty good right now
or always the macbook if you like apple

a 1500 desktop is pretty powerful, but laptop if you move around a lot

oh yeah with laptops, the batteries die after 4/5 years or so, and you have to replace it, i experienced it with my macbook and was without ableton for a few days, i was going nuts

Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: ion on September 14, 2016, 04:14:46 am
I'm getting tired of my old Macbook that I've been using over the last 1.5 years for producing. It had a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor and just 4GB RAM.
Have you tried putting 16 GB Ram into your MB?  It will surprise you, I promise.  Best 50 bucks you´ll ever spend.  Also consider a SSD, if you don´t have one already
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: musicmylife on March 31, 2017, 03:26:23 am
I would go with ASUS ZenBook Pro or MSI. They both cost under $1500 and many websites recommend them.

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6666119 (http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6666119)
http://www.triobest.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-mixing-recording/ (http://www.triobest.com/best-laptops-for-music-production-mixing-recording/)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/asus-zenbook-concerns-and-alternatives-for-music-production.761930/ (http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/asus-zenbook-concerns-and-alternatives-for-music-production.761930/)
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: mamad on May 21, 2017, 04:22:58 pm
You don't need that much, with 1000$ you can get a very good laptop
Title: Re: Best Laptop (limit 1500$) on the market
Post by: Suddy34 on August 28, 2017, 05:27:12 am
You could build a skimmed desktop for about $500 that would run like a war horse and spend the other $1000 on something else