The best Laptop For Music Production?
best laptops for music production
Many people are going mobile today and I did the same a while ago… I left my big old desktop computer for the sleek brand new laptop, it was a Mac Powerbook to be exact.
It once was that when you were seriously interested in recording at your residence studio over a computer you basically was required to opt for a tower, or desktop to get enough capacity to run your audio recording software program. Well, over the last several years some manufactures have really put some effort into getting that same power that was just on the big towers to their laptops and some of people have made specialized models especially for music production.
Now when I discuss the best laptop for music I do not mean the one that carries a great set of two durable built-in speakers to increase your mp3’s! We have been discussing the very best laptop for music production so let’s take a peak beneath the hood shall we?
You can not spend $500 about the same computer a college kid does and have an effective enough recording machine. A typical laptop today may have something similar to this:
Intel core i3 2.26 GHz processor
4GB of RAM
SATA 5400 RPM Hard disk drive
And hardly any external ports aside from a number of USB ports. Compare those specs to something similar to the Roc Box Laptop manufactured by PCAudioLabs:
Intel Core i5 2.40GHz (520) Processor
up to 8GB of RAM
SATA2 7200rpm Harddrive
So that as far as external ports which can be very necessary in your studio… 1 eSATA port, 2 Firewire 400 ports, 3 USB ports, 2 channel HD audio with 3D stereo enhanced head unit.
The main differences listed here are very key things that you’ll notice when recording…
Slightly faster processor, double the RAM (this really is huge), the Hard Drive speed of 7200 is usually recommended for the majority of recording applications, not to mention any additional ports, most significantly Firewire. The PCAudioLab Rok Box Mobile Laptop HD Computer rivals some of the Rok Box desktop models which were also designed specifically with music production planned.