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Re: Quickee Windows Laptop Looping advice sought from the Oldbies on this list

Dear Rick,

it makes me really proud to read that message of yours, taking into 
account that in my very last private message to you I (once again) 
suggested you should go laptop, finding yet another obscure reason why 
this might make sense.

I guess you are aware of the fact that you should use an external audio 
interface for this - just checked the specs for it and found it has 
Firewire onboard (which isn't true for all laptops), so you should be safe 
(unless it's a chipset conflicting with the interface chipset you're using 
that is...)

The power of the machine (CPU, main memory) should be sufficient for what 
I'd assume you need to do.

The second last I heard about CPUs was that at least in the high-end 
department, Intels were superior to AMDs. The next thing I heard was that 
in the cheaper department, AMDs would give you more bang for the buck. 
Still, there is none of these CPUs that completely sucks or excels at 
realtime audio/video/bookkeeping/porn watching/whatsoever.

The only question mark that's left - I don't know about Acer's 


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Gesendet: Di, 05. Aug 2008
Von: Rick Walker<looppool@cruzio.com>

> PC laptop live loopers,I would love to have your
> advice about a purchase I'm considering for a laptop live looping
> solution.
> Tigerdirect.com currently has this laptop for sale:
> ACER ASPIRE 5520=5156 notebook PC  with
> AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile TL-56 processor
> 250GB Harddrive,
> 2GB of DDR2 memory
> 15.4 inch WXGA (1280-800 resolution)
> Widescreen display
> NVIDIA GeForce graphics
> and high Speed  DVD Burner
> It comes with Windows Vista Home Premium OS but
> I'd switch that out with a WIN XP Service Pack 3 system.
> The whole thing is $599.
> Can I use this with impunity for a live looping situation
> running Plogue Bidule and Mobius (until Matthias Grob releases
> the official version of the EDP-V  software that he's been working on)?
> Mac guys,   thanks for your expertise but I don't want to be talked out
> of running a Windows system for this particular laptop setup. And yes,
> I know about all of the evils of Windows and all the salient reasons why
> I'd be a fool to buy a Windows laptop.
> I actually already have a Mac Book Pro with the overly pricey heavy 
> graphics card in it but I need two laptops..........one to run
> real time ineractive video graphics and one to run my looping apps.
> And I would only run audio on this computer with no internet connection 
> whatsoever, EVER!!!!
> Any advice or cautions would be appreciated.
> This is stupid cheap.  I"ve never seen anything with this many options
> for so little.
> At the same time I don't know if the AMT Turion Dual Core processor will 
> a
> good solution for real time audio manipulation. 

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