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laptop for recording
« on: April 17, 2003, 02:49:49 PM »
I am loking to get a lappy for 24 bit...can I use this one??

http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3413749933&category=31540

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Re:laptop for recording
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2003, 03:01:39 PM »
CPU is marginable, definitely not enough memory.  There's some good info on minimum specs for laptop recording here, as well as boatloads of other info:

http://www.24bitfaq.org

I'm considering the change myself, but may try to hold off until portable HDD recorders are readily available and cost-effective (prolly another year +).
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Re:laptop for recording
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2003, 03:03:41 PM »
You can use it if you want to upgrade the components...basically give it a new HD.  You need way more than a 3.5 gb HD.  If you are recording in 24/96 a show alone will be closer to 2 gb per hour!!  So, about 6 gb for a show.
Plus, you will need a processor that is at least 512 mb ram. Plus, it doesnt come with any thing to charge it with or batteries.
Then you need software...it'll add up!
Although, for $160, you would have money left over for those improvements :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2003, 03:11:10 PM »
That's what I was thinking.  I just want to go the el-cheapo route, and I can always power these things off of an sla I am assuming.  I can build the battery myself, I have plenty of software, and can always buy another hd.  At this point, I don't see the HD recorders coming in at a price range that I am comfortable with, and I think this route is much more cost effective.  

Thanks guys, you answered what I wanted to know.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2003, 03:19:56 PM »
I got another question...sorry.  What kind of hard drive would I need to stick in a lptop for say an imb thinkpad 266?  I assume they all will work, but having never used a laptop for anything other than web browsing, and having never owned one, I would appreciiate the clarification.

Thanks again


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Re:laptop for recording
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2003, 03:48:54 PM »
just go to some place like buy.com and when you get to the HDs, you should be able to do a search for the proper one for your model.  i also believe you can get by with much less than 512MB RAM to get the job done.  especially if you have the thing stripped down for recording purposes.

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2003, 04:19:26 PM »
Yeah, Nick Georges says on his website 96 should be OK.  I will use this exclusively for 2 track, 24/48 via the usb out of the mini-me.  Thanks scott

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Re:laptop for recording
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2003, 04:10:06 PM »
scott is right!!!!
i know several people who are running sony's and toshiba's with 400mhz processors and 256mb RAM.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2003, 08:43:01 PM »
Well I arranged a little trade for a laptop that is 233mhz I think.  I plan on putting in a new hard drive, and the batteries for the thing are dirt cheap, like 20 bucks, so we shall see if I can make it work.  Thanks for the help guys

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