Ishanor wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:39 am
I have an older Asus GL503VS that started as a replacement for my desktop and it does work pretty well for audio, since it has a GeForce GPU video editing works as well, these days you could probably buy a base computer with a nice GPU card and CPU well below the 2.5k price , then add the audio interface and SSD/Memory for a much cheaper price than even a couple years ago, you just need to do some research, i.e. while a samsung SSD might be great probably a SanDisk or ADATA will work as well and you could buy larger ones for the same price.
So it might pay off to do some research on sites that build laptops and maybe you can get a good base platform. then build up from there whatever is missing aftermarket.
I can get a decent cpu and gpu for around 1K, but that's less than half the story
For the specs I want, there aren't an overflowing abundance of options, wanting 32GB RAM and atleast a i78570H (hexacore), reduces options quite a bit. The real kick is trying for dual hard drives too, that's where things 1) get expensive 2) options limited to 3-5 choices.
Then there is display stuff and battery life to consider. Some of these laptops on amazon that have all these specs for less than 2K don't mention the battery whatsoever, like it isn't even important information. I ask a question about it and get no response! so, instant no.
I can probably save a grand if I ease up on my specs, but I'm not really bothered to. I want a kick ass machine. I don't really want too many things to begin with, so I'll treat myself to the few things that I do.
That zenbook duo is lovely, but it is an oddity and it is an unknown, stability wise and limited to 1TB. It's a deal breaker imo. Going with the dell, unless something else spots my eye, but I've seen pretty much everything at offer.
Those alienware M15 are 51 white laptops are so beautiful, shame it's an "alienware". I can't take a laptop with an alien face on it seriously (just my opinion/thing). For lack of a better word, it'll be inappropriate in some settings.