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What is the best laptop for music production in 2018?
In this video I try to answer that question
What is the best laptop for music production?
In my video of july about laptops for music production, someone pointed out in the comments (and thank you for that), that
the dell XPS laptops suffer from latency issues.
Which makes them horrible computers for music production
the video: computer for music production: pretty general
this video: zoom in on laptops and, what to look out for, brands, and name 5 new models for music production
lets dive into it
Not interested in advice, only the 5 models of laptops that I would recommend. skip to the end of the video.
So who I am I to say that?
Have have a degree in software engineering, worked in a computer store for 10 years and my friend owns a computerstore and I consulted him for this video
levels: budget, mid range, professional (this video), absurd expensive
VOICE OVER 1
-i7 processor, maybe i9 with at least 4 cores
AMD or Intel processor. AMD problems with midi controllers and NO Thunderbolt
-16 gb ram, 8gb bare minimum. can’t add memory in a lot of laptops
important is that you look at the speed of your hard drive. 5400 RPM can be too slow to read multiple tracks ‘at once’ from your hard drive. choose 7200 rpm or better SSD
Ssd good for battery life
256 gb ssd is far too little. 500gb bare minimum, 1tb is even on the low side.
You will run out of hd space sooner or later. Not a question if but when.
With 256 gb probably after installing your daw and sample packs.
Yes they are expensive
-17 inch scherm, 15 inch absolute minimum
-external monitor connection (save on 17” monitor)
-usb -> apple macbooks usb-c
-thunderbolt for external sound card (no AMD)
-side scrolling mouse or a Apple Magic Mouse
Whitelist : built to last
These computers are built to last
Hp elitebook series
Macbook pro series
if offer Extended warrenty: buy it!
There is a reason why they are so expensive. More quality components like hinges, motherboard.
After something is broken after 3 years, they can probably fix it
Black list music production
These computers are built to be cheap and not to last any longer then the term of warrenty
Dell XPS and Insperion series laptops
Gamer laptops suited for heavy workload, but "bad" for one reason: you pay for heavy graphics card you dont use
Bare in mind: cant upgrade components. Maybe memory but thats it.
The 5 models that are suited for for music production
3 cheatsheets short
I have compiled 2 cheat sheet on my patreon.
First: recommended specs for computers in general and computerterms explained
Second: specifically for laptops. the black & whitelist and 5 models suited for production
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