On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 07:39:00PM +0100, Per Boysen wrote: > On Jan 7, 2008 7:09 PM, Chris Sewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > In the last 5 months I have embraced the Laptop as the core of my > > setup. Hardware effects and devices no longer seem that enticing to me. > > However, If my bookings stay at the level I am at now, I could be > > playing close to 140 gigs this year. Some of these last 4 hours. I > > sense the Macbook Pro is very solid and stable. I am just concerned > > that I might be asking more of it then it will be able to deal with. > > Has anyone else dealt with a similar workload with a Laptop on stage? > > Thanks > > Chris Don't know if this helps, but I ran a powerbook G4 for the last year straight doing 4 hour jobs, 1-3 times a week in clubs, bars with a live drummer and had no problems. Not even a single glitch or anything. Ofcourse until New Years Eve when I came home and got out of my car and dropped it about a foot or so. Lost the display and using a brand new macBook now. I also keep a fan on my laptop live the whole night too. The laptop sits on a heavy duty music stand with a fan attached underneath blowing up. I use iTunes for the between set music also.