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    dude should be working for someones space program...

    nice work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullenglishpint View Post
    However, a question: are laptops still the future of portable computing?
    i hope that with more and more feedback in the controllers themselves we wont need a laptop screen for anything, except maybe for track navigation.

    i think that all-in-one is very cool but don't like the idea of the screen always being front and center between me and everyone else. i'd rather people see what i am doing on the controller etc. people might just assume the dj is just using a standard laptop and doesn't have any kind of controller at all.

    unless the screen detaches? that would be cool...

    with epad things getting more and more powerfull i'd like to hope that we could run traktor on something like that in the future, which could then double up as a touch surface itself, along side regular controllers.
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    You forgot the thing that REALLY broke the bank, the Mixtrack

    Anyway, I said it in the first thread... this is the one of the coolest mods I've ever seen and it definitely deserves Mod of the Year. (which doesn't exist yet)

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    The problem with an integrated computer/controller is that computers get 2x faster/cheaper/more energy efficient all the time. In 2+ years or so the built-in computer can't compete with the cheapest Mac laptop out there, for example.

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    so that while you're playing... it really does look like you're hunched over a laptop all night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vox5505 View Post
    so that while you're playing... it really does look like you're hunched over a laptop all night?
    This. On the rare occassion that i do use traktor when playing out, the laptop is put to the side, faaaaar to the side. It should be used for media storage and song selection, apart from that, your eyes are on the crowd, not distracted by your wallpaper with tits on it.
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    trade for a slightly used S4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodless View Post
    apart from that, your eyes are on the crowd, not distracted by your wallpaper with tits on it.
    erm, what if that describes most of the crowd?
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    I've merged the two threads.
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    I'm glad to see such a discussion over this.
    A few things I would like to point out .

    First, you can dim the screen and the lights so they are not a distraction.
    Second, I also set up NI's Reaktor so I can use the midi fighter buttons to
    trigger sounds as well. (Such as Razor's dubstep!)
    Third, with the multitouch screen the secondary control surface feels natural and with the larger screen, you can actually use your fingers without screwing things up.
    Fourth, I have had Traktor, and multiple instruments in Reaktor along with Windows media player all running realtime and average 15% CPU usage.
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with 8GB of ram and 1.5TB HD. Core I7 makes this beefier than a laptop! I don't see me needing a new system anytime soon.
    Plus I also have replacement parts on the shelf in case anything fails.
    Yes, including the touch screen.

    Please ask any questions, I will answer them as best as I can.
    Oh, video coming soon!

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