I have been looking to buy a reasonably priced notebook for sometime for Music production. However, whilst the specs seem to be getting better for CPUs and the like, the hard drive performance (incl. speed) still seems to be lagging behind. Most hard drives have only speeds of 4200 rpm, which is inferior to an equivalent desktop system.
It seems to me that, you can have the fastest CPU with tons of RAM in a notebook, but if the hard drive is too slow, performance will suffer. Particularly if you are doing a lot of audio work.
Of course, one could always get an external hard drive. But to me, this is defeating the point of having a notebook in the first place.
Any recommendations or suggestions on this issue would be very welcome.