So I’m very curious what your preferences for laptops are as I’m currently in the market for a new one. I have an ASUS laptop with 4GB of RAM and it’s simply not keeping up with what I’m doing with my various software, and is particularly prone to poor audio latency (I can’t do lower than 65ms without getting a lot of artifacts, which for my purposes is too long). The problems are particularly persistent with Ableton Live, with it quickly using all the available CPU. I wanted to ask you guys what laptops you guys use, why they work for you, and what you would recommend for music making and performance. My main criteria for recommendations is:
- At least 8GB of RAM, 16 is good too
- Trustworthy for live audio/visual performance
- At least 256GB of storage
- Preferably no higher than $1200
I’ve used primarily Windows and Mac computers, but I wouldn’t be opposed to using a Linux based operating system if someone makes a strong case for it. Let me know what you guys use and what you’d recommend!