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Laptop for music production

by Tomex09 / February 20, 2015 1:20 PM PST

Looking for a laptop to run FL studio, trying to stay under $700. I've have been doing some research but there are so many different versions of processors I'm getting overwhelmed.

Would an i5-4200m, 8gb ram, 1 TB HD, windows 7 be ok for this? Should I stay away from the processors with U at the end? Dual core or go ahead and get an i7 quad?

The music production is just a hobby and laptop would be used for FL studio and Internet. I only have a little knowledge of computers and I have never bought a laptop. I just want something that is mid ranged and will get good use out of it, don't want top of the line.

Forgot to mention this

Soundcard with DirectSound drivers. ASIO/ASIO2 compatible required for audio recording (FL Studio installs with generic ASIO4ALL drivers)

All the laptops I have looked do not mention anything about this, how can tell if it has this?

I have been looking at dell, lenovo, acer, and asus. HP have some in my price range but I always heard to stay away from HP not sure if that still holds.

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To answer this, what do you use now?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2015 11:55 PM PST

That way we can see if your new machine is better or worse.
Bob

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My setup
by Tomex09 / February 21, 2015 3:23 AM PST

Desktop with i5-2500k, 3.3ghz, 4mb ram, radeon hd 5750 <--- that number may be wrong. Never thought about comparing to my desktop. I guess it's more of a quality question with the laptop, which ones have heat problems, trackpad issues, etc. Also the question about the Intel processors with the U on the end (what does that mean).

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Since you are doubling the RAM, might be great.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2015 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: My setup
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