Originally Posted by d1rtynyc
I am uncertain how in the world this thing is worth $4k.
Macbook Pro $2500 maxed ram $300
External 500gb portable drive $200
Presonus Firebox $300
Akai MPD32 $275
Multi Card Reader $25
Akai APC40 $400
IMO money better spent.
Your leaving out alot of stuff thats included with any of the Openlabs products and thats there software bundle.Specifically with this product you get the full version of Live 7, Reaper, Fxpansion Guru,Tru Pianos,Dimension Pro and a lot of other VI's.So for example add another $1,500 to your $4,000.
The speed of the processor on the Dbeat is 3.0ghz core 2 duo and the speed of the 17" MacBook Pro is 2.93ghz which is a extra $300 upgrade.So a full blown MacBook Pro 17" 2.93ghz 320gb computer by itself would be $3,600.Like I said before cost shouldnt be the concern for this unit whether you can use its features and create a great workflow for you should be the concern.But if your concerned about money well spent, purchasing a mac laptop that you cant upgrade and will be out of date when they bring a new model out in 8 months is pointless.