[LAU] New laptop - advice needed

Atte André Jensen atte at youmail.dk
Mon Aug 19 06:28:54 UTC 2013


I'm replacing my lenovo X61s (dualcore 1.6Ghz) laptop, mostly due to a 
hard drive that's starting to fail and need some advice.

I'm having problems finding something that has the right balance between 
specs and price *and* has firewire. This means I might have to replace 
my Edirol FA-66 with an USB based sound card. Will I be able to get low 
latancy (<10ms) and reliable performance from an USB sound card? Any 
suggestions for a sound card (minimum 4in (2 of these should be phantom 
power) + 4out) what will provide zero-latency monitoring and work 
out-of-the-box with linux?

Right now I'm leaning towards a Lenovo IdeaPad U310 core i7, with 500GB 
HD + 24GB SSD, the idea would be to install the system on the SSD and 
have the data sit on the slower HD:
Any reasons this would be a bad/good choice?


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