need replacing old system advice

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2017/11/01 19:35:59 (permalink)

need replacing old system advice

 Hi everyone,   
I am replacing 7 year old desk top computer system with laptop to play out with.  I will need a laptop and external interface  $600 - $1200 range if possible.  Have noticed solid state hard drives, external sound cards, USB C technology, all new to me.  I would be a one man show for now with a new Taylor guitar and an old sure vocal mic.  Should I plug the electric guitar into the sound interface or mic it or both.  Also, may like to expand inputs for other possible players later.  (Beginner level guy)
 
Thanks!!  Ron

- SONAR X3e build 352 -  Windows 7 Home Edition (Service pack 1) - Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz 2.67 GHz - Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB - - MAUDIO DELTA 1010lt - 1 SURE mic - acoustic guitar (Ibenez purchased at pawn shop $30.00 30 years ago) - System type: 64-bit - and running Norton Internet Anti Virus
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    Re: need replacing old system advice 2017/11/02 14:51:31 (permalink)
    Check this discussion out...
     
    Thoughts on Laptops as Primary
    http://forum.cakewalk.com/FindPost/3638470

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    Re: need replacing old system advice 2017/11/02 20:04:33 (permalink)
    Thanks !!  
    I'm finding plenty of Laptops out there around $1,000 with 512 sold state hard drive, 2.7 processor, 16 GB memory, so question is:  Any problems with external SSD hard drive for 2nd drive?  
     

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    Re: need replacing old system advice 2017/11/02 20:24:42 (permalink)
    rocadani
     
    Any problems with external SSD hard drive for 2nd drive?  




    From what I understand, there is nothing to be gained using an expensive SSD as external drive.  SSD on internal SATA or M.2 makes more sense.  If you search around, you should be able to find a laptop with a 2nd internal drive bay, but probably not in the budget market.
     
    Use a USB3 spinning drive for external storage.

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