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.
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!
Originally Posted by Parricide
i prefer the sage. makes me truly believe the unbelievable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used a macbook pro for many years, since I was also using it to DJ at gigs. Recently I switched to CDJs, and also to a Windows PC, as the new macbooks are simply too expensive, and not offering the same benefits to music makers like they did in the past.