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Old 30-03-2016, 04:38 PM   #81
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

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I noticed that even a good LED TV is somewhat not that good as monitor. It felt like there was some delay on my mouse movement and the screen.
No mouse delay. Connected with HDMI. I've never played games though. Only issue is with Cubase and how big all the plugins are. Maybe I just need to look at settings in the program itself. I've never gotten them right, always needing to open/close and move things around too much.

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Old 02-04-2016, 03:46 AM   #82
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

I'm going to have to go with both because the idea of assembling a dual monitor desktop in a live setting is too much work to me. In my world laptops are practical for live performance but in the studio I prefer a desktop. Aesthetics!

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Old 06-04-2016, 08:25 AM   #83
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

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I've noticed that some laptop BIOS'es can't be tweaked properly for DAW settings. This is really frustrating since it limits performance.
I feel you on that. As far as customization/ upgrading a piece at a time, desktops are the way to go. Laptops are so hardware specific, so tweaking them is almost impossible it seems. If you get a heavy-hitting laptop from the factory, you are set. But, you can build a pretty rad desktop for cheaper by upgrading every other paycheck with far less bios/driver issues. BTW, how are you digging your new desktop? Aren't you running a 64bit Linux OS on it? I've been heavily considering swapping one of my windows 7 AMD desktops into a linux system.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:34 AM   #84
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

If you don't intend to play live or move your machine around a lot then you should stick to a desktop.
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Old 06-04-2016, 10:50 AM   #85
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

you could do both with a desktop build a mini itx pc and your good to go.
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Old 13-04-2016, 02:35 PM   #86
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

Desktop for me as well!
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:48 PM   #87
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

Desk top for now. Although I think it might be nice to lay in bed and sketch something out. I have an i-Pad I want to look into doing that more often.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:00 AM   #88
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

I have a desktop for my adobe photoshop work/ design, & a really old laptop that i use for everything else.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:17 PM   #89
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Re: Desktop or Labtop..!

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I want a laptop so I can be portable enough with my music to sit in a Starbucks and blast brostep through some dr dre beats mixer headphones.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:32 PM   #90
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

My workmate told me he was going to "slap an eight core 16gig thing together for you... at least my computer stuff hoarding issue will benefit someone..."
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Old 18-02-2017, 11:17 PM   #91
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

I like having a desktop but I can really see the benefits of using a laptop for music production. I'm a mastering engineer so I don't move around too much...but the portability and power of todays laptops are so good. The only thing that worries me about laptops is the accessibility to maintenance or upgrades.

If I had to do it all over again with my home listening rig I would get a laptop with a docking station so I can have the best of both worlds.
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Old 18-02-2017, 11:41 PM   #92
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

I still find that desktops/towers tend to be a lot more stable, configurable, extensable, reliable, and less prone to hacking.
They usually have a lot more USB ports too. Portability is the downside, but a person could always get a cheap used laptop also.

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Old 21-02-2017, 10:33 PM   #93
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

Desktop for production, I really am not world man to travel around so I would really need laptop for production.
I have a simple life, and desktop is all I need.
Beside that, Desktop will always be more powerful. Can't imagine the price of a laptop that would beat my desktop PC specificaitons.
fx 8350, 16gb ram, GTX 1060 g1, z11 tower case with 6 fans inside, 750w. Procesor overclock can go 8*4,6

Even GTX 1060 laptop version is weaker then desktop one. You would probably need 1080... Can't confirm that.

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Old 24-02-2017, 02:08 PM   #94
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

i have a desktop for mixing at home, a desktop for production and daily use and a laptop for gigs.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:24 AM   #95
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

Laptop for portability and live performances. Otherwise desktop all the way.

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Old 08-03-2017, 02:26 PM   #96
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

my desktop for mixing shit the bed, so now I am using a laptop for that piece of studio.
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

i have a desktop for mixing at home, a desktop for production and daily use and a laptop for gigs.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:13 PM   #98
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Re: Desktop or laptop?

I'm sure that the only problem with the desktops are their sizes and a lack of mobility. so if you're not planning to use it in different rooms, not planning to move to another city with it, and you have plenty of space in your room then desktops are absolutely a good buy.

on the other hand, if it's a really good laptop then it's just as good. and you can take it with you on your vacation.

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