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    I've been lurking this forum for quite sometime now, and I figured it was time to sign up. i have been using my desktop for djing, and i need to go mobile now. Everyone posts "what laptop should i buy," and its too broad a question. my question is this, what is the minimum system requirements i should look for in a laptop to be able to dj effectively and with no glitches? I'm looking into a pc (i know i know) but I'm not sure what i should start with. I'm not looking for a barebones system, but i need to start someplace. thanks for any help you guys can provide, and thank all of you for the vast wealth of knowledge this site is.

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    How much you want to spend?
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    Basically any Core i-based notebook will be powerful enough. However, some Core i laptops ship with problematic drivers that can cause glitches. Therefore, you'd be better off asking for specific laptop models that are known to work well with your preferred audio software.

    In order to provide concrete suggestions, we need to know your budget (as mentioned above), your preferred (screen) size, and the country where you will buy.

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    I am looking at spending 500-600$ no bigger than 15.6", i live in Canada. is it necessary to have a 2GHz processor? I will be looking at dual core, and i am partial to intel chips, but i am not closed off to AMD.
    thanks for the help guys

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    Get a mac if you can afford one, maybe ebay has something decent. if not just keep your pc clear of porn and you'll be fine!

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    in terms of traktor s4 - 2 ghz core 2 duo is minimum - i'd go for 2.4 myself. traktor scratch pro 1.66 ghz core 2 duo worked fine for me.

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    U can get an i3 acer with 4gb of ram for 550 look on ebay
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    Dell Mini 10v = Mac Book Pro for 400 bucks

    search hackintosh dell mini, hopefully you aren't that lazy

    Or save up and get the MBP. You're going to need OSX's optimized audio drivers.
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    I'm not looking for a barebones system, but i need to start someplace...
    That's too bad actually. The Intel Spring Peak based laptops are fantastic for audio production if you go with the Intel based graphics and skip the nVidia 330m version. Super low DPC, very expandable, and amazing performance. You could build a monster laptop for DJ use for around $780.

    http://www.avadirect.com/product_det...asp?PRID=16999
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-016-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-019-_-Product
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-280-_-Product

    The resulting build would run rings around most of the computers out there at double the price (Spring Peak is a great platform).

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    Quote Originally Posted by itskindahot View Post
    Basically any Core i-based notebook will be powerful enough. However, some Core i laptops ship with problematic drivers that can cause glitches. Therefore, you'd be better off asking for specific laptop models that are known to work well with your preferred audio software.
    Reinstall OS as soon as you get the laptop and this should solve it...but you could specifically look at the sound hardware

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