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What's a solid and reliable laptop?
Old 12th September 2007
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Question What's a solid and reliable laptop?

I need a laptop for live use to play back 8 stereotracks, so it doesn't have to be the fastest, but it needs to be rock solid and sturdy. Which company would you recommend?
Old 12th September 2007
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I had an old Toshiba P3 notebook years ago which recorded and played back tracks effortlessly, usually I could get up to 24 tracks with VST plugins chugging away, so anything new will be more than powerful enough for playback.
As far as brands go, I had luck before with Toshiba, my girlfriend's Dell works well on the odd occassion I play around with it. My computer guru friend recommends IBM Thinkpads... I guess just stay away from the cheapy low end laptops in general if you don't want to just surf the interwebs.
I'm considering getting an HP mainly for writing and internets, but someone I know has been having good luck with his running music software so it will be nice to have something as a backup/travel companion.
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