Got this laptop…
Dell Studio 1557
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6 GHz
Mainboard: Intel PM55
Memory: 4096 MB, DDR3-1333
WDC WD3200BEKT-75F3T, 500GB 7200rpm
Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Cubase 5.5.1 in 32 Bit.
I find that it can handle about the same amount of plug-ins (even if I just use Cubase plugs) and audio tracks as my 4 year old white Bootcamped XP Macbook 13" with a Core 2 Duo 2 GHz processor, 5400rpm drive and 2GB RAM.
Very, very frustrating.
Any tips on improving the performance?