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PC Laptop for VIP and Digital Performer 9
Last post Thu, Aug 27 2015 by mikeheels, 3 replies.
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Posted on Tue, Aug 25 2015 23:08
by mikeheels
Joined on Thu, May 21 2015, Posts 30

Hi, i need to find a mobile solution as I'll be moving around for a few months, and won't be able to have my mac pro with me all the time.

I cannot afford a MacBook Pro and since I invested a lot in my mac pro, I wouldn't want to spend that much money for another mac, so I was considering a PC laptop with 16 GB of ram and an i7 processor...for example a recent HP Envy 15 or 17...for 1200 Euros they have 16 gb of ram, 5th generation i7 processor, usb3 etc...

the only drawback is the Hard drive that's a slow 5400rpm...

 

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion regarding this and have experience running Digital Performer 9 on pc (never tried myself) with just VIP instances and maybe a few kontakt instances.

 

thanks a lot in advance for your help

all the best!



Mac Pro 2013 6-core 64 GB Ram
OSX 10.14.6
Apollo Twin
VI Pro
Posted on Wed, Aug 26 2015 19:00
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires. MA USA, Posts 907

You could use an external drive for Samples and recording.

You could buy a system with a 7200rpm drive

You could replace the drive with a SSD. Relatively easy on a PC laptop.

Finale 25, Sibelius 2018, Notion 6, Overture 5, Cubase 10.0.2
Win10 x64, 32GB RAM; Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
Kontakt, Bunch of VSL, VIP, VEP, EWQL Orch, Choir and Pianos
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Posted on Thu, Aug 27 2015 07:28
by mikeheels
Joined on Thu, May 21 2015, Posts 30

thanks Bill...these new HP Envy that I'm looking at are a bit hard to open and i asked HP support and they said that It would mean voiding the warranty.

Do you think i could work anyway putting samples on a usb3 ssd external box (as i do now on  my mac pro) even with a system drive that runs at 5400 rpm ?

 

thanks!



Mac Pro 2013 6-core 64 GB Ram
OSX 10.14.6
Apollo Twin
VI Pro
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