Any thoughts on touch screen Laptops with Traktor Pro?
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    Default Any thoughts on touch screen Laptops with Traktor Pro?

    Hi

    I've always been into controllerism and have performed live electronic music using decks and 4 FX with live musicians.

    I'm getting back into it

    So i got a Reloop Digital Jockey 2 and traktor PRO

    I'm using on my PC but I'm looking to get a laptop.

    Would touch screen be any good?

    My thoughts are after 2 days of jamming on the Digital Jockey2 and PC

    A touch screen laptop would fall over if not in the kind of flat tablet form. and in this form the use of the laptop keyboard would be inaccessible. like F key functions etc

    but touch screen might make a lot of he features accessible

    Also the price would be more, and I dont know what kind of thing i would be looking for for a laptop to perform with. some touch screen are probably much better than others.

    also a laptop flat down in tablet for could get something spilled on it more easily at a gig.

    What kind of things should i consider for a DJ/controllerism laptop.

    Is touch screen any good.

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    I'd say forget the touchscreen, and spend the extra money you'll save on a midi controller or two that suits your needs.

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    i kind of know what your saying

    I've got reloop digital jockey 2 and akai lpd8

    but some of the traktor function seem to require a bit of mousing.

    I'm not a fan of touch screen as a control surface , i had a kaoss pad before i didn't really like it.

    I'm looking at laptops tomorrow

    what brands are best for digital djs controllerism.

    anything i should consider
    like 3 plus usb ports
    battery life?

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    DONT DO IT!!! trust me, I tried, had a 15" HP tablet PC, it sounds great, but then when you try to use it, it never works as planned. I ended up ebaying mine and got a 15" envy instead, so much better.
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    i might sack the idea off then

    I hate it when i battle with something for a few weeks then have to sell it on.

    so what should i look for in a laptop these days for digital dj/controllerism?

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    a Macbook pro is the answer

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    MBP and you're good to go

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    cheers but i'm not a big mac fan

    I'm more of a PC person

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    HP Envy, its the redeployment of the voodoo PC

    here's mine that i got for 2300:

    Core i7 720qm (1.6 Ghz, boost to 2.8)
    6GB DDR3
    2x 160GB SSD hard drives
    USB 3.0 (3 ports)
    E-sata
    HDMI out
    15" HD display (1920x1080)
    gigabit ethernet
    Windows 7 Pro

    this thing screams with traktor on it, I haven't had a single issue and I've been djing with it for almost 6 months now
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    i see the appeal of touch screen for the laptop, but the more i think about it the less point i see in it tbh

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