Thanks Art, yes, that is one of the issues. I
really don't know anything about Firewire/usb let alone makes and models and on
and on, and only a tiny bit about audio interfaces. I have used a cheap usb
interface with a borrowed laptop once. I will check around. I do know 2 people
with some personal experience.
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Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:37
Subject: Re: laptop looping
I'd look at the forum of the audio interface
you're thinking of using and see what people are using. Firewire audio
interfaces work better with some machines than others, and that's certainly
been my experience with my USB audio interface. The chipset on the motherboard
seems to be the important factor for USB and firewire interfaces.
audio interface drivers are just coming out now for Windows 7. For my line 6
toneport, the windows 7 drivers were beta until just a few weeks ago. I
performed with my Acer Extensa running Windows Vista at Y2K9 this year and I
was happy. A nice thing about laptop looping is that I only needed one outlet
for the computer. Everything else was powered off USB.
I haven't been
happy with the last couple of Dells I tried, but Dell has a very good return
policy. They give you ample time to set it up and try it out, and they pay the
return shipping if you don't like it. I've heard good things about Lenovo, but
I don't have any first had experience with the brand.
For audio, I
think most things are still 32bit, so 32 bit windows 7 is probably a better
choice than 64 bit. I haven't tried the 64 bit Windows 7 for audio, so I'm not
speaking from personal experience.
Quad core i7 laptops running Windows
7 can be had for under $1000 these days. Check techbargains.com for current deals. Good
On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Jeff Duke <email@example.com>
I am thinking about getting a laptop with the
plan of running Mobius, don't know anything. I am a Windoz guy so what
should I look for/avoid? Any general or specific tips on this would help.
Windows 7? All the new ones have Windows 7 which I know little
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