I have extensive travel plans for the next year and I’m planning to buy one of these. I don’t plan to haul my major equipment around no guitars, blue tooth speakers not real monitors. I’ll record analog and mix at home, just want to compose on the road with midi plugins, small keyboard and a decent mic , USB Audio/Midi Interface. My big plugins are Halion Sonic, Toontrack Superior and 3 kits, Guitar Rig 5 and a few little extras. I just want it to work smoothly with some headroom to spare.
Three questions I hope someone can answer:
I am comfortable with Win 7. Is Win 8 better/worse/a headache and does it present a significant learning curve?
Is 8GB RAM sufficient for this application?
Is i5 good or is the significantly pricier i7 necessary?
Keep in mind that this is a tool and I don’t aspire to own the latest and greatest anything.
Thanks, and Keep Cubasing