Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.



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Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:29 am

Looking for some advice on windows laptops. I snagged the Maschine Mikro from the BST and wouldn't you know it, the very next day my tower PC decides to up and stop turning on. IT is a roughly 6 year old HP slim whatever, doesn't even have a firewire card. So instead of sinking any money into fixing it I am thinking about copping a used windows laptop to rock the maschine and reapear/cruddy USB interface.

Any suggestions of what to look for? Hoping to keep it around $300, cheaper if possible.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby odontophobia » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:18 pm

Any reason you want a laptop?

If you have a desktop then you already have screen, keyboard, and mouse.

You could put together a desktop pretty affordable-like.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby D.o.S. » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:45 pm

Laptops are more portable :)
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:48 pm

Yeah, portability for sure. Don't need a big desktop PC. The hock shop up the street always has a bunch of cheap laptops, going to go peep what they have tomorrow morning on the way to the post office.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:51 pm

Something like this HP seems reasonable?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-84 ... 2034530268
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby spacelordmother » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:51 am

Only thing about that is it has 2x USB 3 and only 1x USB 2 port. I've had some issues with older hardware and drivers not liking USB 3 ports. Depends on what you're running I guess.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:25 pm

Hadn't thought of that. Running a cruddy Berhringer USB interface and the maschine micro mk2. That would be it. Maybe a printer for the kids school junk.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Any other opinions on windows 7 laptops? I don't want to get 10 as I have read it updates whether you want it to or not. Never used 8 so that leaves 7 I guess.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.

Postby rfurtkamp » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:42 am

Should be fine, that's not outrageous for that machine.

If you shop around more you can get equivalent spec'd business returns (which this obviously is) for $260-350, but it'll do a reasonable amount of heavy lifting with that processor and RAM.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.

Postby Aquietcabin1978 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:48 am

That is the laptop I ended up with. I saved a few bucks and went with the 500 GB drive, which should be more than enough for anything I'll be doing. Decent for under two bills. Thanks yo.
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Re: Need some Windows Laptop/Maschine advice.

Postby rfurtkamp » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:16 am

Yea, can always use an external if you need more space!
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