am looking at getting a laptop to use as a recording workstation. I will be running cubase sx3 recording software which has a preffered system requirment of 2.8ghz.
My desktop is only a 1.4ghz but has 2gig ram and 200gb hdd and seems to run the programme quite well, but for space saving and just a general upgrade ( i may use a dual boot system on the laptop--1 for internet etc,,and 1 for cubase alone), i would like a laptop.
Now,,, i am getting a little confused with some of the cpu specs on the more recent computers and laptops.
1 of the laptops i am loking at is an Acer. Now ,,it has an AMD Sempron 3000 cpu,, but is only described in the spec as a 1.8ghz speed., although i am being led to beleive that it is actually more than 3 ghz,,,
Do you see my confusion ?????? can anyone shed any light on this,,,please,,,
If i do get a laptop,,,i will be spending maybe £550 - £750 for a used model, so it " MUST ", have a minimum cpu speed of 3.2ghz or more. Memory and hard drive size are not really an issue as cubase demands less of these things, but proccessor is very important. i can always add more ram or get a hdd upgrade if need be, at a later date.
I have also been led to beleive that all laptops come with only space for 1 hdd, which is a bit of a [bleep] really as i would like to run 2 drives if i carry on thinking about dual booting the system. I dont really want to get into partitioning drives. Another potential cop out may be hdd speed. Again i have been led to beleive that most laptops only have disc speeds of 4200 or 5400 as a genral rule, although 7200 drives are available at a price.
It would be a shame to get an expensive laptop with all that i require, only to find out that its discs read speed is slowing down programs that require fast access.
So,, as you can probably tell,,,,i dont have a clue what i am doing really, and whenever i have come to this edge of despair i have always found solice in shouting my ignorant mouth off on here,, and always getting good advice to help me in my decesion making.
C,mon folks,,,, help me out.