best laptops for FL Studio

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luxun
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:05 am

best laptops for FL Studio

My desktop PC died and now I'm planning to replace it with a laptop. What laptops work best with FL? Some of the laptop processors seem like they might be underpowered for music production but on the other hand I don't want to have to buy a core 2 duo if an older cpu is acceptable. I saw somewhere on here Gol said FL doesn't really use both cores right now anyways and FL is 32-bit for the forseable future. I imagine a celeron or turion or whatever is too under powered especially with small cache. But do c2d cpus really help that much with FL? I've also been debating getting a Mac since Windows 7 isn't too exciting and Vista was a resource hog. Can FL run on a Mac at all? Logic certainly looks good but I don't want to waste all the time to learn a new DAW just for a somewhat improved OS. Lastly any thing to look for regarding sound, storage, etc? My music hardware is just usb-midi stuff, 88 key controller and an mpd24.

swede
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:09 am

How much money are you prepared to spend on a l...

luxun
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:41 am

Oh yeah, I forgot. Around $500. Maybe go up to ...

swede
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:53 am

Then really if you want the best spec you can a...

luxun
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:02 am

My desktop was already up to date. It was a c2d...

Scott
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:10 am

luxun wrote:Oh yeah, I forgot. Around $500. May...
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Gordonlc
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:54 am

I just got a g60t laptop from hp for $660 after...

bbelle
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:49 pm

What audio interface are you using with your la...

Legion303
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:10 am

My ancient Inspiron 6400 runs FL 9 and Cubase 3...

bbelle
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:40 pm

Legion303 are you saying that you run your audi...

Legion303
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:08 pm

Those specs are similar to mine, except slightl...

Rockitglider
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:55 pm

Hello, I use laptops for music too and I ca...

Mr. sickVisionz
Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:33 pm

I use an HP laptop but I wouldn't recommend any...


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