Create, mix or edit your own music with this audio laptop that features 3 FireWire ports, 4GB of memory for rapid multitasking and compatibility with most recording software. The RainZone Internet Safe Zone software lets you browse the Web and check e-mail without viruses or spyware.
Designed for DJ + Audio Production
Designed for use with your DJ and audio software. Quiet Cool Design means the power to use all your plug-ins, effects and virtual instruments without over heating, dropouts or glitches.
Designed and tested for audio recording, editing and mixing applications
Works with most audio devices and recording software, including Traktor, Pro Tools, Vegas and Premier, to help you create professional-quality audio.
Intel® Core i7-720QM processor
Features an 6MB L3 cache and 1.6GHz processor speed.
Intel® Core i7 processor
Features 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.
StormDrive multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with dual-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible media.
15.4" WSXGA+ high-definition widescreen display
With 1680 x 1050 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.
320GB Serial ATA II hard drive (7200 rpm; 32MB cache)
Offers spacious storage for your compositions and fast read/write times. eSATA interface for high-speed streaming to an external hard drive (not included).
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M graphics
Features 1GB video memory to help bring A/V projects to life. HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV or HD monitor. Built-in stereo speakers with high-definition audio support.
See the benefits of an NVIDIA graphics processor in your laptop.
Built-in 2.0MP webcam with CMOS sensor
Makes it easy to video chat with friends and family.
Multiformat media reader
Supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO formats.
3 FireWire (TI Chipset) interfaces and 3 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital data transport and easy peripheral connectivity.
Built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
Connect to the Internet without wires. Built-in Bluetooth interface easily link with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as a mobile phone or MP3 player.
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
With 56 Kbps modem for quick and easy wired Web connection.
Weighs 5.5 lbs. and measures just 1.5" thin
For easy portability.
Provides durability, improved heat dissipation and low-noise operation. Quiet Cool design helps prevent data bottlenecks and overheating.
Microsoft Windows 7 Profession Edition operating system preinstalled
Tuned by Rain to provide a stable platform for audio and video production.
Software package included
With RainZone Internet Safe Zone and RainCare Restore Recovery and Backup Solution.
RainZone Internet Safe Zone software
Lets you browse the Web, download files and check e-mail without viruses or spyware.
ENERGY STAR qualified
Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
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With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.