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Good inexpensive laptop for mainly music software

by Flopsweat / January 16, 2012 12:44 AM PST

I'm looking into getting a decent laptop PC for mostly music sofware recording purposes. I have an external hard drive so memory isn't a huge issue, but I'm debating finding a refurb in the $250 range, or a good deal on a brand new laptop for $350.
This is for nothing serious, just using a small audio interface with probably Protools or Cubase, and mainly simple tracking of ideas. Any thoughts? I keep coming back to a Lenovo ThinkPad T60- yes/no?

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At that price range
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2012 2:58 AM PST

There isn't much today. Refurbs are what they are. I've bought many over the years but you can check them out at and 's refurb sites.

The t60 had some fifty models. Some would not be ones I'd want.

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new is what I am getting the idea for...
by Flopsweat / January 16, 2012 3:51 AM PST
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That's what I'm thinking, since I don't really want to be doing any kind of work on this other than auto web updates, and I don't want my music tracking to get corrupted, a new would be best if I can find a deal for $350. No fussing around.

Auction is up; consensus?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2012 3:58 AM PST

What auction? This is a discussion forum and no maker or seller shows up here.

Even the older refurbs at in your price point would test your patience. Or worse, not work for your application.

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just bein facetious
by Flopsweat / January 16, 2012 5:11 AM PST
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Hah sorry no real auction, just being facetious on asking for a general consensus. Done and done, thank you all.

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