[PlanetCCRMA] equipment questions once more

Oded Ben-Tal obental at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 00:24:05 PDT 2017

Many thanks Thomas,
I also eyed the RME babyface but it I'm not sure my budget would stretch
that far...
I am now working on my 3rd thinkpad and was very happy with them in
general. But I recall that 1 or 2 years ago nando was complaining about the
new ones that they are becoming more and more of a hassle with issues and
problems. Which is why I started looking at other makes. At the moment I'm
considering an HP (either elitebook or spectre) in part because they are
supposed to be on the quiet side.
Anyway, thanks for your input.

On 26 March 2017 at 05:54, Thomas CIPIERRE <thomas.cipierre at gmail.com>

> Hi Oded,
> I’ve searched the Internet for a while in order to change my laptop in a
> not so distant future – i hope! – and I would suggest a Lenovo Thinkpad.
> They seem to be used by RedHat developers, so you shouldn’t have any
> problem with Fedora ;). Dell have some nice computers too, but I can’t
> vouch for hardware support. But for your own sake, I would suggest to stay
> away from « gaming » laptops and keep Intel HD graphics – indeed, you never
> how far your BIOS can be configured, and thus can spend so much time with
> drivers or tools like bumblebee, and so on, to get what I would call a «
> usable » laptop, but not an efficient one…
> Regarding your sound interface, I don’t know your budget and your request
> regarding IOs, but I would definitely recommend the new RME Babyface Pro.
> It’s crystal clear, with very low latency, and you get a full class
> compliant mode to run flawlessly under Linux without any driver! With its
> convenient control panel, you thus get a nice plug and play device. I’ve
> seen some problems with latency on Scarletts, but we’re definitely not
> comparing same beasts and prices.
> Of course, it’s just my humble opinion and further researche and advice
> would be more than welcome.
> Good luck and all the best,
> Thomas
> 2017-03-22 9:57 GMT+01:00 Oded Ben-Tal <obental at gmail.com>:
>> Dear all,
>> I'm looking to buy a new laptop (fortune favoured me and I got a bit of
>> money that needs to be spend by May...)
>> Any suggestions for a linux friendly laptop that is on the quieter side?
>> A 14"-15" size since its my main work tool (12" is cool and all but too
>> small for working everyday on).
>> And the sound interface question. I'll need a new USB interface
>> (presuming these should work under linux. Am I right?) One option is
>> focusrite Scarlett 6i6 anyone happens to use one?
>> Thanks
>> Oded
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Oded Ben-Tal
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