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Eu Santi 03-12-2016 10:14 PM

Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
I know iŽll need to download some drivers but my next laptop (i need it by the cause of my job) will be an Alienware. More power for the same money.

Eddddt 03-12-2016 11:21 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
I'm producing on a gaming laptop myself (Asus ROG G750) and it works great. Portable studio ftw.

FunkMasterBrown 03-12-2016 11:41 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
does anybody have amything interesting to say about music???

no me neither

Vault O))) 04-12-2016 12:09 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
Every post deserves a thread of its own!

joem 04-12-2016 12:32 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
im rocking an orion lapttop i7 6700k and 64 gigs of ram and a gtx 1070

ms_ 04-12-2016 12:37 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
my laptop supposed to be for "entertainment" too (as advertised) and came with tons of assus bloatware, like there's this entire row of buttons for instant music media center trigger (wtf is that thing). Good thing I've disabled that. All music i did was in this same box because I suck.

so yeah, gaming laptop = studio. Only losers invest in something different than that.

relic 04-12-2016 02:20 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
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Originally Posted by FunkMasterBrown (Post 1425334)
does anybody have amything interesting to say about music???

no me neither

this is a get to 30 posts shit post

Narukami Music 04-12-2016 05:34 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
Psssh, I'm rockin one of these bad boys to make sick beatzzz

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...3cdbd462b7.jpg

dada_davros 04-12-2016 06:59 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
http://i.imgur.com/LW2Awcy.jpg

Ono Sendai for me.

relic 04-12-2016 05:24 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
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Originally Posted by dada_davros (Post 1425378)

Nice William Gibson reference :)

an10na 05-12-2016 03:48 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Narukami Music (Post 1425368)
Psssh, I'm rockin one of these bad boys to make sick beatzzz

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...3cdbd462b7.jpg

haha i used to have something like this

Eu Santi 06-12-2016 09:06 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
I have used a Macbook pro almost ever, i have had three across the years... however, i am a bit tired of his very expensive price, above all if you live in Europe, like me.
My current old Macbook Pro canŽt with my music, if i play more of two or three rack extensions. So, for the same price, i have chosen the new Alienware laptop.

Numerical 07-12-2016 06:39 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
you're better off looking at specs than a brand. alienware makes all kinds of models with different specs. i recommend something with a 3.4ghz cpu (dual or quad core etc), at least 8 gb of ram and at least a 1 terabyte hard drive, then you can get something like an external solid state drive for saving your music project audio on.

I'm positive alienware makes that very spec laptop since they are known for high end gear.

Narukami Music 07-12-2016 01:15 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
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Originally Posted by Numerical (Post 1425811)
you're better off looking at specs than a brand. alienware makes all kinds of models with different specs. i recommend something with a 3.4ghz cpu (dual or quad core etc), at least 8 gb of ram and at least a 1 terabyte hard drive, then you can get something like an external solid state drive for saving your music project audio on.

I'm positive alienware makes that very spec laptop since they are known for high end gear.

Truth bomb right here. Although quad core CPU would be better for "professional" work such as music production because most professional software can take advantage of more cores.

Although, it's difficult to recommend a laptop CPU because they're usually way less powerful than a desktop CPU. At least in terms of Intel, a newer generation i7 laptop CPU is weaker than my older i5 desktop CPU. And if you want something as powerful, you'll need to cash in more.

If OP could somehow find a decent price for a desktop with good CPU specs, then get it. OR, op could learn how to build his own PC :p

D42K732202 07-12-2016 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by dada_davros (Post 1425378)


D42K732202 07-12-2016 06:52 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
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Originally Posted by relic (Post 1425360)
this is a get to 30 posts shit post

i remember that pain, remember very well ...

LichLord 07-12-2016 07:46 PM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
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Originally Posted by Narukami Music (Post 1425837)
Truth bomb right here. Although quad core CPU would be better for "professional" work such as music production because most professional software can take advantage of more cores.

Although, it's difficult to recommend a laptop CPU because they're usually way less powerful than a desktop CPU. At least in terms of Intel, a newer generation i7 laptop CPU is weaker than my older i5 desktop CPU. And if you want something as powerful, you'll need to cash in more.

If OP could somehow find a decent price for a desktop with good CPU specs, then get it. OR, op could learn how to build his own PC :p

Generally the best kind of Laptop CPU OP would be looking for (if he's dead set on sticking with a laptop config instead of a desktop config) would be an i5-MQ Series, i7-MQ Series (MX series are better but bang-for-buck-wise are not worth it) or a Xeon E3-1500M Series (pricing on Mobile Xeon's are also abit iffy at the moment) as these are generally where the best-performing quad-core laptop CPU's reside (with the i7-MQ's and Mobile Xeon's also featuring Hyperthreading which is extra useful).

Eurocom are a great company for this kind of situation since their custom custom config is extensive. They split the laptop selections into categories (Super Gaming, Gaming, Mobile Workstation, Mobile Server, Ultra-Portable) and you can configure precisely what you want moreso than most custom-building services.
If you're willing to splash the cash with Eurocom, their top end bulky chassis Workstation Laptops & Server Laptops even support Desktop i7-K's and Desktop Xeon E3's which will certainly give the user a pretty extreme on-the-go processing edge over any other kind of laptop (at the expense of low battery life & being the heaviest "laptops" around haha).

Kyrpto 08-03-2017 08:22 AM

Re: Using an Alienware laptop for music production
 
Don't expect to run the Alienware on battery for too long. They are more like desktop replacements.


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