• Capt7
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    Joined: Aug 5th, 2008
    is anyone using this
    i REALLY want a macbook for live gigs but i am not very patient so i am looking at getting an anyone else on here using one of these laptops? My set up will be ableton , battery , massive , and absynth my heart says MAC but my wallet says, accer right now
  • Capt7
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Aug 5th, 2008
    Re: is anyone using this
    well to add some more info the specs on the acer laptop is 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB of DDR2 250GB capacity and as stated prior it will be for live use and some music recording running..ableton , massive , battery , and absynth
  • Silk Wolf
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Jun 18th, 2008
    Re: is anyone using this
    I'm a bit partial to macbooks since thats what I'm on, but honestly anything with a good processor and ram will do. Battery can be a bit of a cpu hog sometimes, but I've used all of those VST's (and more) in a setup without any problem and I've only got 2GB ram. the intel core 2 duo lets ableton work wonders. Remember also that there are features/tricks in Ableton that can allow you to get even more power from your machine. By freezing tracks that aren't going to be changing that much you can virtually temporarily eliminate the CPU being used by a certain VST. If it's a good deal, go for it. There is also an absurd number of free VST's for PC's. On a side note, you're going to spend almost double on getting the same specs for a macbook that you will the Acer, but I have on clue about customer service for Acer.
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