[linux-audio-user] Looking for a good laptop.

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Tue Dec 2 07:45:33 EST 2003

Everything for "normal" laptops applies, PLUS more on the hardware side! 
I realized this after fighting with the PCMCIA slot sof my laptop to get 
my HDSP soundcard working for the better part of this year [on and off].

RME-audio [makers of Hammerfall systems] has useful [although not always 
totally current for newest models] info about different laptop models, 
as well as a list of things to watch out for. This like:

which chipsets perform badly for audio
why you should avoid shared-memory graphics chips
info about USB bandwidth and audio dropouts
etc etc

Worth a look even if you can't shell out EUR 1K for an HDSP.


good luck,

Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Practically everything that applies to "normal" Linux on laptops is
> also valid for audio laptops. As most (all?) laptops don't provide
> high quality, let alone multichannel audio, you will have to use an
> external solution most probably.

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