[LAU] [LAD] How well do thinkpad notebooks work for audio?

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Sun Aug 2 13:25:37 EDT 2009

hollunder at gmx.at wrote:
> It feels like my several year old PC will crap out soon for one reason
> or another, so I need a replacement, better sooner than later.
> This time it should be a laptop and I heard that formerly IBM and now
> Lenovo thinkpads are of good build quality, even if they only come
> with intel CPUs and cost an arm and a leg.
> So, do you have any experience with those for audio work?
> I'd be most interested in the T and R series and more recent models.
> Also helpful would be some data that's impossible to find on websites:
> - What chipsets are built in?
> - do the usb buses and the like share interrupts with something nasty
>   like graphics?

the x61s, while otherwise a very nice notebook, shares an interrupt
between the 1394 and sata controller, which is kind of nasty when you
want to do hd recording over a ffado device. i ended up adding a cardbus
adaptor to obtain decent latencies.

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