[PlanetCCRMA] Recommended Laptop

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Tue Jun 28 12:54:41 PDT 2011

On 06/28/2011 12:22 PM, Peter Adamson wrote:
> Thanks, Rocco. I have briefly looked at the thread, but I'll go over in
> detail again.
> Anyone else with laptop experience???

Lenovo here as well. An old T61 for quite a while, now a T510 (my boss 
got a 4 core W510 which he is happy with). The T510 seems to work well 
but I guess it can depend on what is the current crop of components it 
is being built with - that changes all the time (caveat: to get the 
1920x1080 display which is great I had to opt for the nvidia graphics 
which means I have to run the binary driver, argh).

It is not completely silent, the fan runs normally at around 2300rpm and 
speeds up to 2700 when loaded. Not too noisy but it depends on what you 

-- Fernando

>> 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!! ;^)

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