Topic: Which laptop to use with Fireface UC?
Can anyone recommend a good laptop to use with the UC? I'm partial to the Thinkpad line (I don't know how people use the average laptop keyboard...), but I'm open to any suggestions. I'd also like to stick with XP or Windows 7, if people have found that performance is acceptable.
I'm using an Expert Sleepers ES5 to synchronize a hardware sequencer to Cubase, so both reducing the latency and eliminating dropouts is a top priority for me. I'd like to operate with a buffer size of 128 or lower, if that's possible. The lower the better, obviously. I don't need to play back a ton of recorded tracks or use too many plugins.
My current laptop is a Lenovo T60p, which sadly features the poor ICH7 controller. I've tuned my system to reduce the DPC latency as much as is practical, and I've found that a buffer size of 256 is fairly stable using Cubase 5 under XP (there are still occasional dropouts which I can't quite account for).