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What laptop are you all using for biz stuff?
Old 14th April 2003
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🎧 15 years
What laptop are you all using for biz stuff?

Just wondering what people are using for their web browsing/biz.
are you using a laptop that serves double duty as a music machine?
I'm thinking about a year old powerbook and the air port system so I can sit on the deck and do some work (and maybe a little reason/Logic/mbox for on the fly stuff)....right now I've gotta go home or use the studio comp for browsing and web stuff....that's getting old.
Old 15th April 2003
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White G3 600 Ibook 12" screen

Quark, Word, Photoshop, digital camera download, internet.

MBox as secondary Auto Tune PT rig. (assistant on it while I am mixing)

Robust, so far trouble free (for 2 years..)



However, I swear the small screen & my audio forum adiction has made me longsighted!

Old 15th April 2003
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1Ghz Tibook - stays in OSX, doubles as a portable composing station w/Logic 6, Reason 2.5, SparkXL & Soundhack.

My girlfriend thinks I love it more than I love her...tutt
Old 15th April 2003
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ti-667, flaky paint is not cool
osX mostly, web/documents, uploads, downloads (airport), MBOX for airplane

os9 - digital performer (occasional live multitrack playback) with 828, soft samples sometimes (to augment PT and SSC on other desktop),
-and portable recording/writing rig/sometimes live with Magma Cardbus chasis with HD3 (used mostly on desktop)

ibook (white) 500.
osx always, web, documents, wife uses it mostly, love the ruggedness of ibooks, quiet

If you get a powerbook, get one with apple care or the ones with the new paint job, with apple care, they'll replace it with the new good stuff. They also get hot fairly easy (fan noise) on things like Word/Excel. I hate that, but I still love it. Airport is NOT an option, is must have...(on budget, you can get cheap base station)
IBooks are great too, very rugged, easy to carry around without thinking about it.
Old 15th April 2003
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pan
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Pismo

G3 Pismo - I can attach a second monitor, not just a mirrored one, works with a Magma exp.chassis for PT and SCSI, more robust than the first generation Ti-books, waiting for the next generation G5 before giving it up.

Will be fast enough for biz and private stuff for the next years.

n
Old 15th April 2003
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🎧 15 years
Re: Pismo

DELL Inspiron 8100 (P3/1.13Ghz CD/DVD, )

Acer Notebook (PIII/650Mhz, 5.1lbs, C-RW & 10/100+56k, 13.3")

DELL Latitude 850 (P4/2.0 15" UXGA, etc etc)
Old 16th April 2003
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TiBook 667, but my paint job is holding fast. This is actually my main rig with expansion chassis for Digi cards. ...currently lusting after backlit keys and a Superdrive
Old 17th April 2003
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🎧 15 years
Just got a Powerbook g4 1gz.

Lovin it...

As soon as M-audio gets they're lazy buttz in gear and release the ozone I will be running:

Logic 6 in OS9... OSX soon
EXS24 with 20gigs or so of samples
B4, Absynth, Atmosphere, Stylus, Pro53, Virtual Guitarist reg & EE

More goodies to follow -- Looking at the virsyn tera and the novation v-station. I'll most likely pay emagic for the priveledge of using the synths already resident on my computer....

It's going to be my little mobile house of funk.
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