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Hello fellow OCers,

I would like to buy a laptop whose sole purpose would be working with audio (mixing, editing and playing live). Nothing complex such as scoring with highend orchestral VST, but still a top notch audio circuitry is mandatory, and I would prefer to avoid Apple products.
Budget 1000€, if more inputs are needed feel free to ask.

any contribution will be appreciated smile.gif
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The obvious recommendation would be a separate budget for an external DAC. Focusrite offers very nice entry-level products, like the Scarlett. Beyond that, there's no limit to the cost of the pursuit of perfection.

For the laptop, you might consider an Intel i7 with 16 GB of memory. Finding one with an adequate form factor/display/build quality is up to you. An SSD can always be added later so that shouldn't be a deal-breaker.
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thanks for replying. Can I assume there are no specific laptop meant to be used as audio workstations then?
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There are no audiophile workstation laptops that I know of. There are some high-end external sound cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132067


It might work out better/cheaper in the long run as then you need not get "The Best" laptop, just something with an i7 and as much memory as you need.

AS for the laptop, Sagers are nice and have decent sound hardware [Onkyo].

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8268-clevo-p150sma-p-6986.html
Edited by thegreatsquare - 10/25/14 at 4:18am
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There are no audiophile workstation laptops that I know of. There are some high-end external sound cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132067


It might work out better/cheaper in the long run as then you need not get "The Best" laptop, just something with an i7 and as much memory as you need.

AS for the laptop, Sagers are nice and have decent sound hardware [Onkyo].

http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8268-clevo-p150sma-p-6986.html
thanks for replying smile.gif
I've been an happy E-MU portable owner for years and was just hoping some "builtin" solution was adopted these days....it looks like it isn't so I will either keep using this or jump on the crApple bandwagon rolleyes.gif
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