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Laptop computers

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by anonymity1, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    What type of laptop would you buy with $1300? I need some opinions from some peeps with experience.
     
  2. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    what do you want the laptop for, better yet what do you need a computer for? student? aspiring artist/designer, want to get into digital media/film/musicm fun, porn????

    narrow down your preferences and perhaps people can help point you in the right direction.

    I just recently bought a new power book. and it is fantastic. Its a godsave for much of what im doing right now.
     
  3. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    I mainly use my computer for making beats, I never play games but I need a decent video card. I was checking out www.pro-star.com, they've got some good deals. Has anyone heard anything bad about this company?
     
  4. peter N0rth

    peter N0rth Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 256 Likes Received: 0
    playa to playa, pimp to pimp

    dont get a lab top dude. im on one right now, there cool for about a day
     
  5. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    well different strokes for different folks.

    i know Chad Muska pretty much did his whole album on his laptop I think he had a g4 powerbook as well.

    I would reccomend apple, I had a pc all my life recently converted to apple and Im a full fledged apple fan now.
    dont get me wrong there are some damn good pcs out there, but I like the powerbook line and pretty much most of the people I know here have apples.

    Kilos running a pretty sweet beat program on his pc laptop maybe you should find out what he has and how it runs.
     
  6. rip

    rip Elite Member

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    frag box from falcon northwest pwn5 j0u|2 m0m.
     
  7. $360

    $360 Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 2,600 Likes Received: 1
    one that works...

    sorry to be a jackass.i just dont know anything about laptops.i hear theres a really good deal if you get a mac though...
     
  8. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

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    your not gonna be getting shit for 1300 bucks.

    there are plenty of artists who've made entire albums on a laptop. million record selling albums. the problem is that with 1300 bucks, you cant buy much laptop.

    music production is both very processor dependent, and ram dependent. if you dont have a powerful processor and a shit load of ram, forget about it, you wont be able to make anything.
    if thats all you've got, stick with a desktop. come up wiith another 700 bucks and yyou're in business.
    (at which point id go with a mac)
     
  9. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 16, 2003 Messages: 1,519 Likes Received: 0
    if you still decide to get a laptop, just DONT get anything sony.

    My little sis got a new sony vio laptop with a dvd player and all that fancy shit, it was good for about a month, it's gone to complete shit now..

    why not buy a dell? theyre reasonably priced and pretty good computers.
     
  10. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

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    Thanks for your help but let me clarify things a little. I've just begun learning how to make, I am not in the vicinity of thinking about an album. I think 512MB should do me fine. Keep in mind, I am a college student and I just need a cmoputer of my own and this is a free $1300
     
  11. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

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  12. MagatsuTaito

    MagatsuTaito Junior Member

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  13. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    im telling you from experience that 512mg will not be enough. ive got 640 in my 600mhz g3 ibook, and i have issues.
    if all you're going to do is screw with some cheap ass shit freeware program where you dump two samples on top of eachother, then you can get away with it, anything more complex and you'll likely have issues.

    sony vaio's:
    ive heard some pretty bad things about them as well, which is surprising since sony is generally a really quality company.
    i would look around on either ebay, or preferably apple.com for a refurbished ibook. you can get pretty much the same set up ive got (dvd, cd-r etc) for about 12-1300. (i paid 18 a year and a half ago).
    whatever you get, try and get a warranty. apple has the option of 'apple care' which for $250 bucks gives you an extra 2 years of warranty...the first time you have any prroblem, that just paid for itself, since its about $250 just to get someplace to look at it.

    anyway, whatever, get what you want, i should be at work, my head hurts.
     
  14. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

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    word, if theres one thing id say, dont get a vaio, my desktop went complete to shit after not even a year, and everyone else i know with one has had problems with em.
    I know a few kids with the new compaqs and they like them, mostly doing animation work on it, (512) ram...but my personal preference is against compaqs.
     
  15. king kong

    king kong Banned

    Joined: Jul 24, 2003 Messages: 2,292 Likes Received: 0
    yeah that shit is fire.
     
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