Buying a laptop to run protools/MIDI sound production program

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Snowman3645, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Snowman3645 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Hello all,

    So I am more of a car guy than a tech guy but that is bound to change here pretty soon since I just enrolled into a 2 year sound production program.

    I'm SURE I want a laptop that is going to last me the entire program assuming I don't get upset and break it :)

    My question is this:

    Taking into account cost, reliability and opperating speed+power.... Would it be better to find a used/sub-par macbook and put the right parts into it or just blow my life savings on a notebook from the istore and be confident it will work? I'm a doityourselfer and if I could get my hands on all the parts would it be worth the trouble?

    This is what I would LIKE to have:
    17" screen
    300+ HD
    3-4 GB RAM
    Prettymuch something with the specs of the new macbook pro is what a lot of people are suggesting I get.

    I have about $2,000 to spend. What can I get retail and what can I get custom built for that amount?

    Thank you very much for your advice! You may very well save my career :)
  2. Snowman3645 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009

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