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Laptop for radio show

by kjmogel / January 30, 2006 11:50 AM PST

Hello, first time poster.

I'm looking to buy a new laptop with a few specific characteristics, and any advice people could give me would be appreciated. I host a radio show, and I am looking for a laptop with:

1. Very good sound that I can plug into the system to play mp3s and mixes directly off of. Currently I am using a laptop that works, but the lower end of the sound spectrum is crunchy and it doesn't sound quite right.

2. A line-in jack. Most laptops seem to have just microphone and headphone jacks, but some of the stuff that I will use it for will require a line-in jack for taking in sound from other sources and adding it to the audio out during the show.

3. Touch-screen. I have a sound effects program, but seeking out sound effects with the mouse during the show is cumbersome, and I would much rather do it by touching the button on the screen.

4. A wide screen would also be nice, but is not neccessary.

I've thought about gaming laptops, which would probably have superior sound, and note-taking pad-type laptops, which might have the touch capeability, but at this point I really don't know where to start looking for a new computer that can meet my needs. Any ideas?

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