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    For those of you looking for an inexpensive laptop to install your speaker measuring and design software on, this seems like a good deal for $349:

    https://www.samsclub.com/sams/hp-17-...ec:product:1:7
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    Yeah I sometimes wonder just how much computing power we should have, for all our loudspeaker measuring needs.

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    • #3
      An old XP machine at half that price works just fine.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rpb View Post
        An old XP machine at half that price works just fine.
        Ugh - who would want to use XP on purpose these days? :-)

        ​I've got an XP VM on my main Win10 PC, but the only purpose for its existence is to run Akabak.

        Brian Steele
        www.diysubwoofers.org

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        • #5
          You can get some decent refurbished i5 laptops for around $200. I picked up a Dell e6330 from a local computer/electronics recycling place a few years ago with Win 7 Pro. Not the greatest display, but works just fine for DSP control, ARTA, and WinPCD.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by View Post
            Yeah I sometimes wonder just how much computing power we should have, for all our loudspeaker measuring needs.
            Yup, computing power is not the main thing for this particular purpose.

            ​The HP laptop linked to at the top of this thread looks fine, but it's a bit big for what I'd consider a test PC, and the screen resolution is an unusual choice for a screen that big.

            ​My old Dell XPS12 from the office is working Ok as a test rig, but it only has two ports (I'd prefer four) and the battery life isn't all that great. The touch screen sure comes in handy though .


            Brian Steele
            www.diysubwoofers.org

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