Have just bought a fujitsu siemens AMILO A1650 laptop.
Got a good price on ebay and i should have it by tomorrow.
It has been upgraded to 3700+ athlon xp-m proccessor, from a 3400 xp. Has 1 gb ram, 80gb hdd and all the usual usb-2, firewire , wi-fi enabled etc,,,,
Now,, i have mainly bought this laptop to use as a recording workstation using cubase SX3.
Cubase has a prefered setup of 512 ram, and a cpu speed of 2.6ghz.
It runs perfectly well on my 1.4ghz p4 desktop, but now that i am adding more audio tracks, and delving into the world of softsynth plugins i am going to need a faster processor to deal with the extra workload.
I have bought the laptop to save space, and when i get a 2nd hdd for it, i will just swap over the drives when i want to use cubase, or if i want to use the internet etc,,,, I dont want to run cubase on the same drive as web etc,, as it opens the program up to all sorts of bugs and flaws. So cubase will always have its own dedicated drive with the bare basic xp pro os.
I am still a bit confused about the comparisons between the 2 boards in relation to cpu ghz speeds.
What would the Athlon 3700+ XP-M (64 BIT), compare to , in the world of intel p4 processors. ??
What is the difference between the Athlon xp, and athlon xp-m,,,??
hope someone can shed a little light on this for me,,