[PlanetCCRMA] Recommended Laptop

Peter Adamson pga at rochma.com
Tue Jun 28 12:22:27 PDT 2011

Thanks, Rocco. I have briefly looked at the thread, but I'll go over in 
detail again.

Anyone else with laptop experience???

> On 06/26/2011 01:20 PM, Peter Adamson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would appreciate feedback on a good laptop to use as a recording
>> workstation.
>> I have a Dell Studio which has two major drawbacks: the video card is
>> incompatible with the low latency kernel, and the fan sounds like an
>> airplane taking off. (I know the Dell Vostro is uber-quiet, but I am
>> hesitant after the compatibility issue with the Studio, also it doesn't
>> have firewire)
>> Has anyone had a positive experience with a very quiet laptop that has
>> few or no compatibility issues? How important is firewire? I will be
>> purchasing it primarily for Planet CCRMA, so I want to be sure it
>> works!! ;^)
>> Cheers,
>> Peter
> Hi Peter,
> About 8 months ago I purchased the Lenovo R400. It was from ebay and a
> corporate refurb, and (probably) because of that it was stacked with all
> kinds of good things and works very nicely with my CCRMA system and
> purposes. The fan is completely quite. I never hear it.
> I had shared all the info I learned from my friend that walked me
> through buying this. The thread starts on this page...
> http://ccrma-mail.stanford.edu/pipermail/planetccrma/2010-December/
> The thread is called...
> Running a Lenovo ThinkPad R400 or T400 on a Fedora12/CCRMA setup
> Go through all the emails because there's very specific info related to
> understanding what's in a laptop and how to spot when they have been
> updated with newer or better components.
> Hope this helps,
> Rocco
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