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Turion 64 vs Pentium M, my first post

Discussion in 'Recording' started by KroMag, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. KroMag

    KroMag Active Member

    I'm buying a new laptop for audio, specifically Ableton Live and trying to decide which processor to go with. I guess I'd tend to favor AMD but I'd like someone else to weigh in on it. Track count will be fairly low, moderate VSTi usage, and rarely if ever more than 2-4 tracks recording at 24/44.1

    My price point for the laptop is around $1000 US, but I'm in Bangkok, Thailand so the dollar goes a bit farther here. Thanks for any help.

    ZVH
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    HI,
    Pentium M hands down.
    while i recommend AMD for desktop its Intel for Laptop

    Scott
    ADK
     
  3. KroMag

    KroMag Active Member

    Great, thanks for the info. Matter of fact, I'm typing this on an aging DAW I bought from ADK back in 2002 (I think), an AMD XP1800 which has seen a few upgrades, memory and storage mostly, but still runs quite well. I've got another question for you (or anyone else). Quite a few of the laptops in my price range in Bangkok are sold with a Linux OS, and while I'm a fan of Linux I'll obviously need Win XP to run my music apps. Generally speaking, is it disadvantageous to switch OSes on an off-the-shelf laptop? I'm thinking along the lines of proprietary software (heat/cpu/battery control) and component compatibility. Please give me your thoughts on the matter.

    Thanks,
    ZVH
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Hi,
    glad to hear that lappy is still going.

    changing OS wont matter and in fact usually a better thing.

    Scott
    ADK
     
  5. KroMag

    KroMag Active Member

    >glad to hear that lappy is still going.
    Actually it's a desktop in a rackmount case, although that's neither here nor there :)

    >changing OS wont matter and in fact usually a better thing

    For what reasons, other than I need XP and a clean install will remove any useless OEM preinstalled software?
    I have no particular concern about voiding the warranty or anything, I just want to make sure to avoid any performance hitches due to incompatibility, or not-full-compatibility for that matter.

    Sorry if I'm flogging a dead horse, but communication can be a problem here in Bangkok, and the salesmen at most computer shops know far less than I do about their products, so I like to know what I'm going for before I set foot in the store.

    Last question, I promise: in your opinion, which out of the following companies have the best rep in the audio laptop market; Toshiba, IBM, Sony, Acer, or Asus? If I had 2k to spend I'd buy custom and have it shipped, but I don't so I can't.

    Again, thanks a million,
    ZVH
     

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