Looking for a music production laptop and you do not know where to start? What features does one look for? If you need such a gadget and are wondering which laptop is best for music production. Here is a guide to buying music production laptops.
Consider the size of the Random Access Memory, (RAM)
The size of the Random Access Memory determines the speed at which a laptop processes information and commands. Thus, a laptop with a larger RAM processes input commands faster to produce the required output. For example, the Dell XPS9560, Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition, Apple MacBook Pro and the Asus Rog Strix GL753VD laptops are all faster than the MacBook Air laptop since they have a RAM of 16GB compared to MacBook Air’s 8GB. They have 16GB of memory available to programs running on the laptop which is double what the MacBook Air has.
Consider the size of the Hard Disk Drive
The size of the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) determines the ease with which you can access data stored on the laptop. It also determines the data transfer rate of a laptop. You, therefore, have to consider the size of the HDD of a music production laptop to determine whether it is going to be enough for your music production needs or you will have to acquire an external HDD. With some laptops such as the Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition and ASUS FX502VM- AS73, you may need to buy an external HDD to supplement the internal one.
Consider the quality of the battery
One advantage of laptops over desktops is that they have batteries that can store power and they can, therefore, be used for some time even when there is a blackout. This means that the quality of the battery is an important factor to consider when buying a music production laptop. A laptop whose battery does not last more than 4 hours like the Lenovo Y700 may only be suitable when you are sure of uninterrupted power supply. Others like the MacBook Air and the Apple MacBook Pro will work on their batteries for 12 and 10 hours respectively and are therefore useful in areas where power is a problem.
Compare the various laptops available and pick your choice
Having considered the most important factors affecting a laptop performance in music production, now take a look at the top laptops in the market and make comparisons. The best of these laptops for one’s use will majorly be a personal choice, but there are some that are just so meticulous that everyone will want to buy them. However, since you are looking for the best music production for your needs, you will have to consider factors that are specific to your tastes and budget. For instance, you may like a trendy and classic laptop like the Apple MacBook Pro which is sleek and light and performs unquestionably when it comes to music production. However, you may find the Asus Rog Strix GL753VD better than the Apple MacBook Pro because it is cheaper. Compare laptops on the basis of the operating system, CPU power, screen size and connectivity and make your choice.