Laptop for music production

hello all,

I hope that all are well..

I am looking into buying a laptop for Music production and hope for so help with my decision.

I will be using cubase studio 4 and would prefer XP over windows 7 but that is not a show stopper. Using a few Vsti's and effects.

I am looking at getting the cakewalk UA-1G Audio interface.

I live in London and the answer to the required questions below.

any help most appriciated.



1_What is your budget?

2_How much screen size do you need?
13 - 15"

3_How much screen resolution do you want?

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5_How much battery life do you need?
6 hours

6_Do you want to play games with it? If so then what kind of settings you want to play your games?(Low,Medium or High)?
very really if so Low will be fine.

7_What other tasks do you want to with your laptop?
Music production

8_How much storage(H.D.D Capacity)do you need?
100 - 200 Gb (ideally 7200rpm)

9_If you just want to buy from some sites that you like,please post the link of them.

Have been looking at a dell Latitude e5410?.

A Falcon machine from

ThinkPad T410

a Lenovo G560

The falcon and Thinkpad t410 are a little pricey for me but want to get a good quality laptop in terms of build as well as Components, am I dreaming?.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

say 5 years?

11_If you like to mention some other things,please post them too.
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  1. Hi Maziar,

    Many thanks for your reply,

    I have not looked at HP's as yet and will check into these now.

    Has anyone used one of these for Music production at all that has any feedback?..

  2. I haven't used one myself but its a good choice considering its price; furthermore,pro books have a great build quality
  3. thank agian for you help.

  4. You are welcome ;)
  5. Hi all,

    I have now got down to 2 laptops (the budget has gone up a little ) which i am thinking about any help / advice welcome.

    the HP elitebook 8440p VQ66ET

    i7-620m 2.66
    4 GB
    320 GB 7200
    NVidia NVS 3100 Graphics 512 dedicated Memory.

    ThinkPad T410
    i7-620m 2.66
    4 GB
    320 GB 7200
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 5700MHD - AMT

    The HP comes with 3 years warranty and the Thinkpad with only 1.

    The only difference in the specs of these is the Graphics, I believe that having a dedicated memory will be better for performance and the occasional game but can some please advise if this is the case?

    Any owners of either laptop have any comments about them, good or bad.

    thanks in advanced.
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