I need help with a new portable setup.

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2018/09/13 23:35:20 (permalink)

I need help with a new portable setup.

I am looking to make a more portable music setup. Mainly the laptop because I have all of the other necessary equipment: audio interface, mini keyboard, ect. I am wanting the smallest laptop or equivalent to run just a few 32 and 64 bit vst's and a couple of DAW's, Cakewalk being one of them.
 
Any suggestions? 
 
Thanks for the help.
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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: I need help with a new portable setup. 2018/09/14 14:37:19 (permalink)
    If working at lowest possible latency isn't a huge priority, most off-the-shelf laptops will be ok.
    If you're pushing heavy loads at say a 64-sample ASIO buffer size (or smaller), laptop choice is a lot more critical.
    For the later, a custom laptop running a Desktop Coffee Lake CPU (vs. typical "mobile" CPU) will yield highest possible performance.

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    Re: I need help with a new portable setup. 2018/09/24 16:28:31 (permalink)
    I am thinking about taking a look at the Windows Surface. Its a little more expensive then I was planning but it might be what I need.
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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: I need help with a new portable setup. 2018/09/24 20:48:00 (permalink)
    The smaller/sleeker the machine, the slower the CPU.
    They are slick looking.
    As long as you're not pushing the hardware too hard, you'd be fine.
    If you're looking to work at a 64-sample ASIO buffer size, Surface isn't what you want.

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