Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Berlin, Germany
Need some laptop advice...
I know that there have been computer topics here before, but by now they are so outdated that I decided not to bring them back. This is also not really a studio topic, so I put it here.
I know there are quite a few people on here with some computer knowledge and I would like to know what you think about the Centrino Core Duo processors.
I am basically looking for a decent laptop for university/office work and internet, which would also handle some audio use (I would like to be able to do some basic multitracking as well as use it live performances with software like AudioMulch, Ableton, Max/MSP or PD).
I settled for a minimum of Centrino processor, 60GB HDD, 512MB RAM (will be upgraded), and a 14"-15" screen (I want it to be mobile). The doubts I have are whether it's worth investing into the Core Duo Centrinos over regular ones. I have my eye on an HP with a 1,6Ghz Core Duo processor, but I can also get a regular Centrino with a higher clock speed. Would even a low-end Core Duo be a good idea, or is it all smoke and mirrors?
Any suggestions regarding companies? I am thinking of HP or Toshiba, but there are some well-priced Fujitsus and Acers over here as well.
I'd appreciate any suggestions/opinions.