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    these tips are so good and helpful to chose a good laptop.your friend is write very well.

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    Kind of a late reply as I was away from the forums...

    I had (still kind of have) a 17inch HP Pavilion with i7, 6GB ram, 7200 rpm HDD (the laptop also has another HDD slot) and beats audio..

    These are all nice but the thing is that as sadly figured out the HP is a junk, the beats audio jacks are just plain noisy, the sound card driver clashes with wireless driver (I also use an external sound card but the other internal one is simply unreliable).. fan overheats, HDD crashes...

    In addition, the HP people does not know how to repair it as mine has been to 3 consecutive repairs and right now it is with HP for its 4th repair... So for the last 2 months I did not have my laptop, thus my DAW... And of course customer service is also as useless as the repair service.

    So my advice is stay away from HP, go buy another laptop... If you do not agree read this: Since my laptop was going to repairs and I needed a laptop my wife bought a simple HP laptop (G42). And the laptop's special ability is freezing randomly and there is no solution to it. I had to do 4 very short (3 minutes) live shows with that computer and it froze during 2 of them...

    may your laptops live long..

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    There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. Thanks for share such a nice post.

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    I just ordered a Lenovo Thinkpad T520. 15" screen, i7 quad core, 8 gig ram, 500 gb HDD 7200 rpm for $1500 after tax. Ive heard very good things about them so I got my expectations set fairly high.

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    I missed this sticky, or I wouldn't have started another thread;
    Which laptop ?

    I've looked at all the suggestions here - very useful- and I'm coming to the conclusion that I need an i7 quad-core, 8Gb RAM and a 256Gb SSD. Any such beast available ?
    Lend me your ears

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    The problem with a thread like this is, that as time passes, what was adequate a year ago is mostly useless information now. Unless you're willing and able to seek out old versions of software, the demands that the current versions of software put on the machine keep increasing. You really need to look at the various software packages, find what looks appealing, and join their forum to see what works for those people. A lot of work, but then most things that are worth it usually are.
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    Any modern MacBook should be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasbrodie View Post
    Any modern MacBook should be great.
    even the 13" with 4GB RAM, 5400rmp HDD, and the 2.4 dual core i5 ?!?!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidkage View Post
    even the 13" with 4GB RAM, 5400rmp HDD, and the 2.4 dual core i5 ?!?!?!?!
    thats a for real question
    Last edited by kidkage; 03-16-2012 at 23:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraci89 View Post
    I just ordered a Lenovo Thinkpad T520. 15" screen, i7 quad core, 8 gig ram, 500 gb HDD 7200 rpm for $1500 after tax. Ive heard very good things about them so I got my expectations set fairly high.
    I've been pondering over a new laptop for a while and have pretty much come to the conclusion to buy a Lenovo T520 or W520. How do you like yours?

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