looking to buy laptop for producing music

poorbrokenwings

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1. What is your budget?
$250-400...
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Any...
3. What screen resolution do you want?
Any...
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Any...
5. How much battery life do you need?
Doesn't matter...
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
No, mainly for music creation and graphic designing...
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Watching movies, listening to music, general multimedia entertainment...
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
250 gb +
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
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10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as possible!
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
DVD/CD player
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
Comfortable with Dell but will go with whatever will get the job done and done well.
13. What country do you live in?
USA

 

marsay001

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Anything with an i3 3rd gen or upwards will do the job. Ram, 4 will be enough. Should you be editing a mix, or large files or have a huge sample bank loaded on a vst will you need more ram.

I rarely exceed 2gb in use by the actual program.

More cores the better as a general rule. An ssd will speed loading of projects.

You wanna invest in a god set of monitors, believe me these will enable you to master a whole load better than headphones or pc speakers
 
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