[realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers

thanks allot dear for all these good advices, i well have a look, but 4 gb of ram is not bad and concerning the hard disk, no 7200 in laptops here,


Thanks
Cheers
Ramy Moustafa
----- Original Message ----- From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 10:53 PM
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers


Those things aren't necessarily bad, they just will give you head aches down
the line. You can use an external drive to store your audio and run the
tracks, but you'll have to get a good drive, with low seek times, and
preferably one that doesn't have automatic  sleep/power saver enabled. You
can't change this with software, it's built into the hardware. A 5400 rpm
drive is still bad, because all your programs will run slower and take
longer to download to the ram and such, the data stream will be a bit slower
because it take the drive longer to get the data wherever it needs to go;
and you can't use an external drive to install the OS and such, though you
can hack the files and do it this is definitely not recommended.
Shared video ram is also not that bad, however it can cause big problems
with a program like sonar that has a busy UI, not to mention that you will
lose out on some ram. For example, if you have 2gb of ram, with say shared
video memory, depending on how much ram the video card is hsaring, you will
not get all 2gb, you might have only 1.5gb available to you if for example
the video card share 512 or a better way to put it is if the video card
takes 512mb from your system ram... I'd try and get dedicated ram for the
card and a 7200 rpm drive. If you can't get dedicated ram because obviously
this chipset for video is built into the motherboard and it doesn't allow
for an additional graphics card, you'll have to upgrade the memory to over
4gb if possible, that way you can get a good amount of ram for your system
to work with.
If you would like contact me off list and you can schedule a system
annalysis session? You let me know...

D!J!X!

-----Original Message-----
From: realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ramy Moustafa
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 4:41 PM
To: realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers

ok, but its very expensive here in egypt, can't i use an external hard disk,
to be faster than the internal one?

And, if i buy a lap top with shared video not dedicated well it be bad?

Thanks
Cheers
Ramy Moustafa
----- Original Message -----
From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 10:30 PM
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers


From what I've seen those chipsets for fw are all based on via, not T-I...
They are usually ohci compliant though...

Ramy, check out ADK or such, when it comes to laptops, most of these
vendors
like hp, dell, toshiba, because of the pricing for laptop parts will use
as
cheap components as they can, just so they can sell it at a lower price.
In
the audio world you can't cut corners, it's something I always have to
remind my customers when I'm building their systems, for heavy duty stuf
like gaming, graphix and audio and high performance systems one low
quality
spec item will unbalance the whole rig. For example, 7200 rpm drivers for
laptops are available, all be it that they do cost a bit more. So
manufacturers are still including 5400 drives just so they can keep the
price down by say a hundred bucks or so. Unless you can customize somewhat
of what goes into the laptop, something that dell and I believe hp let's
you
do when buying from their site, you are better off with a desktop or
getting
a custom one from adk. It will be about the same price. For example, I
bought a custom dell latitude d810 back a few years ago and I customized
it
with the drive I wanted and such, and it cost me around $1700. For that
same
amount adk could probably have sold me a comparable system, even though
this
dell still kicks butt and it was where I started my studio, but had I gone
with an off the shelf system, I would not have been able to run it like I
did...

HTH, D!J!X!

-----Original Message-----
From: realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ramy Moustafa
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 12:44 PM
To: realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers

ok, but please, what laptop well be good for audio, and how can i get
that?

Thanks
Cheers
Ramy Moustafa
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Belle" <cb1963@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 5:24 PM
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers


I agree with djx, nice off the shelf office
machine, but I don't like the shared video or the vista operating system.

If you want real guaranteed performance, go get a laptop designed for
audio.

It'd be better if you had a 7200 rpm drive.

YOu don' know what chipset that firewire port is,
if it ain't texas instruments, you'll have
trouble with your m-audio 1814 probably.

Spend the money now for the right stuff, then you
won't have headaches and regrets for something that won't work right.


At 11:10 PM 10/18/2009, you wrote:
ok  read on please:

Toshiba u400 17s aspects:

     Technology  type : IntelR CentrinoR processor technology featuring
IntelR CoreT2 Duo processor T6400, IntelR GM45 Express chipset and IntelR
WiFi Link 5100
     clock speed : 2.00 GHz
     Front Side Bus : 800 MHz
     2nd level cache : 2 MB

Operating system Genuine Windows VistaR Home Premium 32-bit Edition
(pre-installed, Toshiba-HDD recovery)

     System memory  standard : 2,048 MB
     maximum expandability : 8,192 MB
     technology : DDR2 RAM (800 MHz)

     Hard disk  capacity : 250 GB
     certification : S.M.A.R.T.
     drive rotation : 5,400 rpm

     DVD Super Multi drive (Double Layer)  compatibility : CD-ROM, CD-R,
CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-R(DL), DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R(DL), DVD+RW,
DVD-RAM
     maximum speed : Read: 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM/ Write: 24x CD-R, 4x
CD-RW, 10x HS CD-RW, 16x US CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 6x DVD-R (Double Layer), 6x
DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R, 6x DVD+R (Double Layer), 8x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
     type : Slim DVD Super Multi (Double Layer) drive

     Display  size : 13.3 "
     type : Toshiba TruBriteR WXGA TFT High Brightness display
     internal resolution : 1,280 x 800

     Graphics adapter  manufacturer : IntelR
     type : Mobile IntelR GMA 4500MHD
     memory amount : up to 1,340 MB total available graphics memory with
4

GB system memory
     memory type : shared

     Internal video modes  The following internal video modes are
supported:
     resolution : 1,280 x 800

     Max. external video modes  max. resolution : 2,048 x 1,536
     max. refresh rate : 85 Hz
     non-interlaced resolution with max. refresh rate : 1,600 x 1,200

     Interfaces  1 x DC-in
     1 x external monitor
     1 x RJ-11
     1 x RJ-45
     1 x i.LINKR (IEEE 1394)
     1 x external microphone
     1 x headphone (stereo)
     1 x S/PDIF (optical) shared with headphone socket
     1 x integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera with built-in microphone
     1 x HDMI-CEC (REGZA-Link) supporting 1080p signal format
     1 (shared with one USB port) x eSATA
1 x 5-in-1 Bridge Media slot (supports SDT Cards up to 16 GB, Memory StickR up to 256 MB, Memory Stick ProT up to 4 GB, MultiMedia CardT up to
1 GB and xD-Picture CardT up to 2 GB)
     3 (Left 2, Right 1) x USB 2.0 (supporting USB Sleep-and-Charge)

     Expansion  2 x memory slots
     1 x Express CardT slot

     Wireless communication  Wireless Technology : BluetoothR
     Compliancy : Wi-FiT
     Network Support : 802.11a/g/Draft-N
     Wireless Technology : Wireless LAN (802.11a/g/Draft-N)

     Wired communication  topology : international V.90 modem (V.92
ready)
     speed : 56 Kbps data and 14.4 Kbps fax
     topology : Fast Ethernet LAN
     speed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

     Sound system  supported audio format : 24-bit stereo
     speakers : built-in stereo speakers
     manufacturer : Toshiba Bass Enhanced Sound System with DolbyR Sound
RoomT

     Keyboard  Keys : 86
     WindowsR keys : Yes

     Pointing device  type : Touch Pad

     Battery  technology : lithium-ion
     maximum life : up to 3h00min (Mobile MarkT 2007)

     AC adapter  input voltage : autosensing AC adapter (100/240 V) for
worldwide usage

     Physical dimensions  W x L x H : 314 x 229 x 27.5 (front) / 35.0
(rear) mm
     weight : starting at 2.0 kg

     Warranty  1-year international warranty. Upgrade your standard
warranty with Toshiba warranty extension and uplift packs. Contact your
nearest Toshiba Authorised Reseller for details.

     Bundled hardware  AC adapter

     Bundled software  MicrosoftR Works, MicrosoftR Office Home and
Student 2007 (free 60-day trial)
     HDMI Control Manager
     DolbyR Control Center
     Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator
     McAfeeR Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition (includes free
Internet updates for 30 days)
     Toshiba Face Recognition
     Toshiba utilities and drivers
     Toshiba DVD Player
     Toshiba Camera Assistant Software
     Toshiba Assist
     Toshiba Supervisor Password Utility
     Toshiba User's Manual
     Toshiba Disc Creator
     Toshiba BluetoothR Monitor
     Toshiba BluetoothR Stack
     Connectivity Doctor
     Toshiba ConfigFreeT
     Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming
Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba
Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support)
     Google Pack (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop,
Picasa)
     UleadR DVD MovieFactoryR for TOSHIBA

     Toshiba EasyMedia  Internal HD 720p support
     S/PDIF
     DolbyR Sound RoomT
     Toshiba ConfigFreeT
     Integrated Bridge Media Adapter
     Diversity Antenna
     Built-in Web Camera & microphone
     Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/ Draft-N)
     Easy Keys
     Toshiba Flash Cards
     Smart Display Support
     Toshiba Face Recognition
     McAfeeR Internet Security Suite - Toshiba Edition
     BluetoothR 2.1 with EDR
     HDMI-CEC (REGZA-Link)
     USB & USB/eSATA Sleep-and-Charge
     Google Pack (Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Google Desktop,
Picasa)
     Toshiba TEMPRO Performance Tuning Service

     Security features  user password
     slot for Kensington Cable Lock
     supervisor password
     HDD password on request
     main memory (by screw)
     main hard disk (by screw)
     Wireless LAN switch
     main battery pack (by sliding latch)

     Special features  ENERGY STAR qualified computer
     Toshiba Face Recognition
     integrated 1.3 Megapixels Web Camera for Video over IP
     Multimedia Bar with 6 feather-touch Easy Keys (on/off function of
white LED illuminated Touch Pad, Satellite logo and Easy Keys plus
Rewind,

Play, Stop, Forward, CD/DVD launcher)
     Enhanced IntelR SpeedStepR Technology
     integrated microphone for Voice over IP
     HD Audio supporting
     SM BIOS compliant



----- Original Message ----- From: "D!J!X!" <megamansuperior@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:44 PM
Subject: [realmusicians] Re: Need advice from my brothers


Can you post the specs???

D!J!X!


-----Original Message-----
From: realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:realmusicians-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ramy Moustafa
Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:23 AM
To: realmusicians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [realmusicians] Need advice from my brothers

hi all:
i decided to buy a toshiba lap top, and need to know if this is good or
no,
i choose:
u400 20v, and u400 17s
r there good? or no? and please, tell me if they well be good with our
musical programs?

Thanks allot
Cheers
Ramy Moustafa















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