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centrino duo laptop

I'm about to upgrade my laptop and have heard that Intel Centrino Duo is not recommended for recording!
Is this true?


RemyRAD Mon, 11/20/2006 - 14:36

I recently purchased a Hewlett-Packard DV 8000. I have not done any extensive multitrack work with it yet. Just 2 to 4 tracks stuff and it has been a wonderful operating machine. I'm currently using it for most of my video editing, CD mastering, DVD authoring and burning. I am regularly running up to six cameras with stereo soundtracks, all synchronized together without even a hick up.

One should also keep in mind that the Intel Centrino DuoCore are 2 32-bit processors. The latest version is the DuoCore 2, which are a dual 64-bit processors. I have not heard anything about that so far?

Some software already takes advantage of a dual core processor, such as Sony's Vegas a combination multitrack audio and video editing program.

The one thing you must be aware of with a laptop is that even though you might have FireWire ports, they may not all include bus powering as some don't such as my HP. Even external/insertable PCMCIA cards require external bus powering power supplies. So if you're going to try to utilize one of the MOTU or M-Audio FireWire interfaces, etc., you're going to need external power supplies to provide power from the FireWire connection.

On my HP however, the USB 2.0 ports provide bus powering from the computer without an external power supply. So for my simple purposes, I utilize an Edirol by Roland 2 Channel line level/RCA input/output UA-1EX. It has 24-bit converters and enables you to record up to 96kHz sampling. And I have had no problems.

Go for it!
Ms. Remy Ann David

anonymous Wed, 11/29/2006 - 15:07

If you are buying Now go for the core 2 duo any speed. The difference is its 64bit, 4mb cache shared, and energy efficient. Perfect for better laptop performance. These extra features will be more aparent when the new MS OS and music apps roll out next year.

It would be best to get 1GB memory and an external hardrive 7200rpm for audio only. The internal drives usually run at 4200 and 5400 rpm to reduce power consumption.

I know its pretty tempting to get the lower priced laptops but I wouldn't do it. They are configured for the average user for email, internet, word processing... When you run into resource issues on a laptop there are not to many upgrade options.




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