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good laptops for producing under 1k?
« on: August 14, 2016, 04:39:39 pm »
I need a portable platform where i can produce bc i gonne live away from home the coming months. Because i cant take my desktop pc with me i need to buy a laptop. Now the question is what is important for the laptop, what should it have. Maybe you can recommend me a good laptop you already produce on. Thx ;D

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2016, 05:42:26 pm »
RAM> any thing.

if you can find a laptop for under 1k with 16Gb of ram, you're golden bro.
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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 07:31:39 pm »
A powerful CPU is the #1 thing you will want. Even 8 GB of RAM is enough unless you use heavy sample libraries, but in that case it's better to pick a computer with a RAM extension slot. Also, you probably don't want the smallest screen.

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 08:49:05 pm »
For me I needed a good CPU > i7
I needed a lot of ram so I got 16 GB
and then I knew i would need a lot of space for all the samples I wanted, etc, so I got a 1 TB hard drive.

All of which you can get in a gaming computer. Look into the ROG Asus 750JX on ebay. I grabbed mine for $700 and it's a beast.
A little bit heavy, but if you're not going to travel with it then it should be fine. Not a bad price considering the MSRP if you look it up is $1999

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 10:59:33 pm »
CPU and RAM, should be the focus.
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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 02:11:09 am »
A grand for a windows based laptop can get you way more than enough power.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA42J4C58292

quad i7, 32 gb ram, 2 tb hd and 256 ssd, 17" screen. More powerful than most desktops most of us use.

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2016, 01:42:10 pm »
Highly recommend getting a Lenovo Y700. I have the older model that has similar specs but is from 2014. The laptop works great, has a powerful Intel Core i7 quad core processor with hyperthreading (8 virtual cores). It handles anything I throw at it easily, the maximum a project has utilized the CPU is like 78%, but it had like 100 channels and lots of instances of Serum, Massive,etc.
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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 09:50:59 pm »
Highly recommend getting a Lenovo Y700. I have the older model that has similar specs but is from 2014. The laptop works great, has a powerful Intel Core i7 quad core processor with hyperthreading (8 virtual cores). It handles anything I throw at it easily, the maximum a project has utilized the CPU is like 78%, but it had like 100 channels and lots of instances of Serum, Massive,etc.

as a computer engineering major and much use with multiple lenovos i would shy away from them for their shabby construction and programming.

just my two cents

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 09:52:03 pm »
ive had an ASUS laptop for quite some time now and does the trick nicely!! although it is getting a bit old and slow nowadays!!   All about checking those specs though but ASUS has been pretty good for me. 

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Re: good laptops for producing under 1k?
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 09:53:51 pm »
ive had an ASUS laptop for quite some time now and does the trick nicely!! although it is getting a bit old and slow nowadays!!   All about checking those specs though but ASUS has been pretty good for me.

i always go ASUS or MSI