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Dell Precision or Gateway for audio production and occasional gaming

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Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Hi guys,

Need a bit of advice. I would like to get a laptop for a portable audio workstation and need some fair processing power and RAM, and 2 xl HD to stream samples. I also like to indulge in the occasional Crysis game moment, but nothing serious. If you look at these  config, which one would you recommend. I could upgrade the RAM on the Gateway, or easily get a second HD for the Dell. Which way should I go???

Thanks!


Gateway P-7805u FX Laptop X9100 3.06GHz
nVidia 9800GTS M 1GB " 4GB DDR3 " 640GB (2x320) 7200rpm " 17" - £ 1,195


Dell Precision M6400 Laptop T9600 2.8,8GB DDR3, 250HD FX 2700M e344
Dells 3 YR Warranty, 8GB, 512 Quadro FX 2700M, 8GB  - £1,299
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Thank you all foryou comments. Listening to all of you I decided to bite the bullet and go Dell crazy. I found a refurb machine, 1 year base warranty (negotiating with Dell to see if I can get anything more but they have limited options for refurb machines).
M6400 Covet, (I know funny colour), QX9300, 8GB DDR3, 2x320GB, and yes - FX3700m. All that for £1665 delivered. O, and I didn't have to wait for Dell to build it, so i got it the next business day.

Thank you all for you words of wisdom!
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