Well, my old Dell inspiron just died, seems to be the internal power supply, so i send it to repaid but i have to wait to get a price… and im sure that they will kill me with that number…
and for a long time im verry impress with mac hardware, im not sure about the operating system because i really never use a mac for a long time to make a desicion here, so this is not a pc vs mac thread
my question is, does vvvv works 100% fine on a macbook pro 2011 17 inch ?
i mean, if im booting windows seven, i get that hardware power without any limitacion ? i work with vegas,3dsmax,adobe suite, and all that without any problems ? can i use my kinect there with the vvvv plugins and can i use a matrox 3head by mini dysplay port ? what about the firewire cameras or the tv tunner cards… ?
i was verry suprise when i saw the video of the NODE10 and so many apple logos there… Resolume 3 its already on mac, i know that vvvv its not planing of moving because of directx, but the design of the hardware its beautiful, what are the limitations of mac vs pc ( in the vvvv world ) ?
next week i will test a macbook with seven and a matrox dualview,
here in arg apple its expensive like in usa/europe, but the other brands like msi,toshiba,dell, ect its almost the same price, that why in a mater of price i dont see a huge difference… but i need to test it to be 100% sure that this will work… and i have the full waranty. If not, i need to send a carrier to buy it on the us, i have like 30% over the original price, and no warany/support at all.
i will check again dell and msi, i need 15/17 @ 1680x1050/full hd ,
the dell xps 15 seems a good option
PROCESSOR 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM processor 2.00 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz edit
VIDEO CARD NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M 2GB graphics with Optimus edit
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 Memory edit
HARD DRIVE 750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive edit
HD DISPLAY 15.6 FHD B+RGLED TL (1920x1080) and Skype-Certified 2.0MP HD Webcam edit
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) edit
WIRELESS + BLUETOOTH Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery edit
SOUND OPTIONS JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3
since i have a vaio Z with SSD, i would never ever go back to mechanic drives. they are last generation and for me just good for storage. you can have the most fat power machine, but the bottleneck which decides how responsive the overall system experience is, is the hard disk. so go for SSD, thats more important than the cpu, really!
I have a desktop with 3 SSD’s and a laptop with just a normal HDD. I wouldn’t say that the desktop is sooo much better than the laptop that it would be worth spending an extra $1000 + on a laptop with SSD.
… but for editing video on my laptop I use a small external SSD hooked up via USB 3.0.
then you’r using your pc different than me, all explorer clicks, program starts, os starts, copies, unzips and so on are hd tasks and they are about 10 times faster… as it feels to me… but maybe i just have a really good ssd ;)
If you are considering the XPS 15, then you might want to read this first:
There are some well-known issues with the USB 3.0 on the XPS 15 that Dell is unlikely to ever fix (although they keep saying they are working on it). However, I am using a Keydex external USB 3.0 enclosure with no problems (yet) (although I had to buy a new USB 3.0 cable because these enclosures ship with a defective usb 3.0 cord (also a well-known problem)). Too summarize that link, the USB 3.0 ports on the xps15 do not play well with a lot of usb 3.0 components. Usually the problem is that after some period of time the device disconnects and the only way to reconnect it is to restart the computer.
I don t own one but I am going to get one soon, a 15,6 inches Mountain laptop. I did my homework and was in contact with the people at Mountain, the case is a Clevo case, used on many high spec systems, System76 is a well reputed company selling Ubuntu based machines for many years, i am pretty sure you can t get anything better for that price…
io i was cheking the website of system76 and it only provides suppoort for windows seven 64b ( drivers for mother chipset lan audio ect ) , but i wast able to find it, im a litle bit concern about that…
are you 100% sure that i can use the badaboom professional witout any drivers problems ? ( i will be using a matrox 3h2g, kinect, ect )
my second option is alienware mx17 3d … my budget is 2000uss, any other recomendations ?