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    So I'm looking into buying a new laptop, and this seems like a pretty good choice. I want a laptop which is able to run traktor well and also be able to handle some gaming (Diablo 3 anyone?) I'm not very good with computers specs and such, so I was wondering if anyone was able to give me some advice.

    Also, my budget is about $700, so a macbook is out of the question.

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    The Asus G series laptops can handle some pretty serious gaming and are decked out for the price.

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    Yeah I'd take a look at Asus or MSI. They have some really affordable gaming setups. Forget about having a decent battery life though. Mine is essentially a fold out desktop.

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    Macbook. (Save up)
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    lenovo > msi = asus > toshiba... as long as it has 2 or more cores and dedicated graphics you are fine

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    whatever you choose, be careful about USB3 ports. As is, they will not work with Native Instruments Audio2,4 & 8, or their flagship controller the Kontrol S4. The laptop you identified is USB2, so you'll be okay.

    There's a workaround for OSX, but this isn't possible with a PC (too many different chipsets). NI haven't as yet come up with a solution and their latest stupid answer is "audio 6 and 10 work" ... missing the point completely.

    Don't fret though, if you see one with eSata/usb combo, that will also work ...just avoid USB3 only machines if you want to run Traktor and an S4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Paris View Post
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    You can definitely buy a second-hand macbook pro for that much.
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    Does the S2 Work with USB3?

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