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Old 06-21-2006, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Notebook? For Music Student?

Ok, a friend of mine is coming by in a little while and he wants to order a notebook for College next semester. He's doing music and needs a pretty decent notebook as a requirement.

My question is, "What specs would you recommend for a music student?" I"m not sure what programs he'll be running, but i'm assuming it will be some type of audio edting programs.

Here's what I was going to suggest.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115246
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I agree with that Acer.

A music student will need:
Good battery life: 3.5 hours is plenty.
Lots of memory: 1GB will be fine for WAV editing
HD space: 120GB is good enough.
DVD burner for burning audio CDs.

Absolutely nothing wrong with that suggestion, but i'm not a fan of Acer. I'm sure he is though.


Also, that 1.3MP webcam is neat
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Good specs but a crappy company.
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seems good to me, and acer only compiles all the parts together they dont manufacture the cpu, mobo and etc.. and acer screens are OK..
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whats wrong with acer?
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Well, what other suggestions does everyone have? Brand?
I mean, i can't recommend a dell. I would recommend him sagernotebooks... but they are too pricey for him, and we already configured a notebook through sager and it was about $500 more then the acer I recommended.
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i would recommend an HP.

They have pretty good specs, Altec Lansing speakers, good screens.

I'm guessing you're a Yankee?

Look: http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...computer_store

Starts at $980 though
But the screen is HUGE!
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No..........buy a Mac with Midi included (a separate USB midi device I.e., Edirol).
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The thing is with an ACER, they use cheap parts, meaning it falls apart. Dell's are actually pretty good for laptops, they have an excellent warranty service.
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He's a college student. Anything he buys is going to get destroyed anyway. Plus, he can always buy the 2 year service plan for $89. He only has 2 years left, so it will last him at least that long.

He only has about $1,200 to spend and like to spend less. The Acer has really good specs, for just over $1000.00. He can pretty much do anything with that notebook, even mild gaming.

I think it's a good deal, but i'll see what he thinks.
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