Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Need help for new laptop


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 NDN

NDN

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:56 PM

Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

My budget for the new computer is: Under $1000 unless going with a 13"MBP

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? I am a Information Technology student first, then a musician/DJ. I'll use the laptop for internet, games, programming, sound design.

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Not sure on what is required for IT field besides programming utilities. Besides that I'd like to use either Reason or Ableton for my digital audio workstation (DAW).

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? I like shooters but usually stick to the xbox for them. Would like to be able to play Diablo 3 when it releases though.

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? I have several programs open simultaneously but usually involves email and web browser.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? I store a lot of movies, music, and pictures.


From a musicians standpoint I think I'm cool with what I need because the software synths require massive amounts of RAM. My main concern is can I get a Mac for my music stuff but still be able to function in the IT world professionally? If not what are suggestions for laptops. Right now I'm looking at the lowest end Dell XPS 15.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:04:56 AM

Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:56 AM

TOSHIBA Satellite P775-S7160

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


#3 Ralchev

Ralchev

  • Members
  • 8 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:56 PM

Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

From a musicians standpoint I think I'm cool with what I need because the software synths require massive amounts of RAM. My main concern is can I get a Mac for my music stuff but still be able to function in the IT world professionally? If not what are suggestions for laptops. Right now I'm looking at the lowest end Dell XPS 15.

I am studying Information Technologies (first year) and I will be purchasing MacBook soon (mainly, because I am web designer and I don't play games at all, only Starcraft 2 which is available for MacOSX). I heard that many "sound designers" found the Mac OS X easier to work with (from hardware and software side). So, prolly the Mac is perfect for school and beatmaking both.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users