best laptop for 500 bucks or less

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2018/11/16 18:41:52 (permalink)

best laptop for 500 bucks or less

Any suggestions for a laptop in the $500 or less range.  just looking for something that will handle some live tracking.  perfunctory searches show that some i5s are out there

ASRock Z97 Pro 4 Motherboard
Chipset : Intel Z97
Intel i7 4790k
32 gb Ballistix (crucial) 1600 DDR3 ram

Corsair 330R case Corsair Rm750 ultra quiet power supply
Win 10 64 bit

Motu 1248 AVB
Mackie Onyx Blackbird 16 x16 FW
Sonar Platinum

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    Jim Roseberry
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    Re: best laptop for 500 bucks or less 2018/11/19 16:50:40 (permalink)
    As long as you don't mind working at ASIO buffer sizes 256-sample and above, you'll be just fine with most.
     
    If you're wanting to effectively work at a 64-sample ASIO buffer size or lower, the answer is none.

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    HighAndDry
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    Re: best laptop for 500 bucks or less 2018/11/19 21:06:24 (permalink)
    Thanks Jim.  I primarily want one for simultaneously tracking 16 tracks or so.  Not planning on doing heavy mixing with it.  

    ASRock Z97 Pro 4 Motherboard
    Chipset : Intel Z97
    Intel i7 4790k
    32 gb Ballistix (crucial) 1600 DDR3 ram

    Corsair 330R case Corsair Rm750 ultra quiet power supply
    Win 10 64 bit

    Motu 1248 AVB
    Mackie Onyx Blackbird 16 x16 FW
    Sonar Platinum

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