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Old 19-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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New Laptop, advice needed

I've been given the opportunity to get an acer computer for a relatively cheap price...

8 GB of Ram, with an i5 processor, 15 inch screen 750 gb Hard drive... for just about 900$ with tax..

The catch: it's an acer, which i have never really had confidence in...


btw the reason im getting it cheap is that my friend is giving me an employee discount so i need your advice, should i take it? What else do i need in the computer?

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Old 19-09-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: New Laptop, advice needed

Sounds like a steal and a solid music rig. You didn't mention the video card, but I imagine you aren't expecting to play Crysis on it.

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Old 20-09-2011, 04:34 AM   #3
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Re: New Laptop, advice needed

I worked at Geek Squad for a number of years and I'll tell you right now, I saw every single laptop equally. They all suck.

What I'm trying to say is if you plan on using this as your main recording rig, I would HIGHLY recommend spending that money on a decent desktop as you'll be able to get a lot more for your buck and have much more options for future upgrades.

You could get almost twice the PC for 700 bucks and a 23" monitor for 200.

Plus you could play Crysis on it

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Or you could spend $3k on a macbook pro, install Windows on that and then play crysis 2.

That's what I did anyway.

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Re: New Laptop, advice needed

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Or you could spend $3k on a macbook pro, install Windows on that and then play crysis 2.

That's what I did anyway.
Why did you buy a Mac if you´re using FL studio and you were going to use Windows anyways? *Facepalm*
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Re: New Laptop, advice needed

$900 for that is "a steal"? That's no steal my friend. Look at Lenovo. Christ, a Sony Vaio with similar specs isn't much more here and Australia is notorious for shit laptop prices.
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Why did you buy a Mac if you´re using FL studio and you were going to use Windows anyways? *Facepalm*
Because I build iOS apps these days. And I've tried using Live, but after using FL Studio for more than a decade, it was not a transition to be. Plus I spent a fair amount of time each day in Mac, Windows, and Linux.

In the end, this laptop is rather cost-effective.

By the way, they just announced a mac-version of FL Studio!

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