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i3 Laptop for Audio Work - Issues?

Postby Jez Corbett » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:53 pm

Just wondering what the potential problems of i3 chips are - I'm looking at some i3 laptops for basic audio work on the road - are i3's just not that powerful compared to i5s and i7s and thus comparable to, say, Core2 chips, or are there compromises involved that may in many ways make them LESS powerful than old CPUs, and thus potentially cause devastating issues for serious audio work?
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Re: i3 Laptop for Audio Work - Issues?

Postby Javan Green » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:25 am

As long as you're realistic about what you hope to conduct with the i3 then I don't really see an issue with one.

The company I work for sell a variety of dedicated music-pc systems and a number of them come equipped with i3 processors, we'd obviously always recommend to go higher but for those just looking to record / mix a small number of tracks (without going overboard on effects processing) then they seem to work fine.
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