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Good specs and price for a dj laptop?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Harddrive :
    512GB Samsung 830 Series Solid State Drive (Up to Sequential Read 520MB/s - Write 400MB/s Serial-ATA III

    CPU:
    3rd Generation Intel® Ivy Bridge Core™ i7-3630QM (2.4GHz - 3.4GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache, 45W Max TDP)

    OS:
    Windows 7 ultimate x64 with bloatware removed.

    Screen
    15.6" (1366x768) 16:9 LED

    The price for this configuration comes out to $1482 plus tax and shipping
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Keep in mind that i7s get hot when used and the laptop fans can make a lot noise to cool them down. If noise is a factor (i.e. mic recordings with VST instruments playing on your DAW), scale down or test the laptop first.
     
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    So a "downgrade" to a pc with nearly the same specs except instead of the i7 I have a i5-3210M with IC Diamond thermal compound? I dont know the difference in the i5 since I havn't checked. But a person with the i7 920 overclocked to 3.6Ghz had average temperature e at idle drop from as high as 43.75c to 37.5c and under load drop from 80c to 64.25c when using the diamond thermal compound vs silver.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I have no idea, I just mentioned my experience with i7 laptops.

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    That 's with light use (coding tools, skype, browsers, mail, etc). In games it CPU hits over 90+ and fans go at 6500rpm.
     
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    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    The only program Ill be running when Ill be worried about the fan noise would VDJ and it has really low requirements.

    I'm also going to have it on a stand so that it will be getting alot of ventalation.
     
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    That is way overkill for a DJ setup.
     
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    There's your problem your using Virtual DJ.

    People who use PC's in clubs look like noobs.
     
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    But custom pc's are better then the pc's made by mac,its just most dj's fell for the marketing by apple. Thats why alot of them use it.
     
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    I run my serato on Macbook.. not big fan of windows laptops
     
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    Buy a Macbook Pro and be happy!
     
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  12. Roparadise

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    I'm not buying a macbook pro,imho they are overpriced for their specs. They are not more reliable then pc's in general,its just anyone can build a pc laptop. So there happens to be some companies that use bad parts. There is also bloat ware on pc laptops that the manufacturer and sometimes the store(best buy does it) put on.

    I have yet to see a same spec fresh os install laptop comparison to a macbook pro by any mac users. Or same price with fresh os install to a macbook pro of same price comparsion.
     
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    Well...there are some cons and pros on both sides for sure
     
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    I'm not sure the pros and cons other then the price for the fresh install same specs pc laptop vs same spec macbook. I hear people claim that pc's crash so easily but its not true. I have never had any of my pc's crash unless I was overclocking to much.
     
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    Club DJ? or Radio DJ?

    Audio Encoding and Playing Music has virtually no specs at all... Radio DJs can use SAM Broadcaster with an Old P4 running at 2GHZ single core.

    Virtual DJ is not bad, but you do realize it's a paid for rip off of "Mixxx" right?
     
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    I'm getting it with the controller I'm buying, and ill be a club DJ
     
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    My 5+ year old HP laptop ($600 when it was new) had no problems running Traktor 2 Pro. The battery life sucked on it though because of the 17" screen.

    I've got a MacBook Air now, and it's great. All flash technology. You don't have to have a Mac though. Traktor 2 loads so fast with the SSD. It used to literally take 5 minutes to load on my old laptop, but once it loaded it was fine.
     
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    The MacBook air is nice but i would have yo spend to much upgrading the ssd.
     
  19. flymethod

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    All you need is the 128GB one. Store your music on a USB drive. I've got a 32GB USB thumb drive with all my music, and it's literally the size of my thumbnail. The connector part is bigger than the storage part LOL...

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SanDisk...&skuId=5597704&st=sandisk usb drive&cp=1&lp=7

    There is no reason to spend like $400 more for the 256GB. If you need serious space you'd be better off getting a 500GB external drive for like $70. I've got all kinds of stuff installed on mine, and I'm only using like 70GB of space on the SSD.

    Just anything big like media (music, movies, etc) keep on external storage or in the "cloud" (for non DJ stuff).
     
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    Im going to get the macbook air 13 inch 128GB. I normally dont like mac,but I like the low weight and thinness of the mba. And it will work with the.controller im Buying. And ill also Have The apple effect going on.
     
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