After a rather unpleasant experience with a macbook pro I’m considering replacing it with a windows laptop and as a result moving from Logic X to Cubase 8.
The laptop will be used as a mobile studio (projects with @20 midi tracks and possible a few audio tracks), for general office tasks, photo editing and occasionally a little video editing. VST sample libraries used will probably be less than 500GB in total size. The laptop needs to be portable, so I guess a screen size of @15" and relatively light.
I have a Mac Pro based home studio, which will also move from Logic X to Cubase 8. I am not looking to replace this studio with the new laptop, more complement it.
While I would consider myself reasonably capable when dealing with computers, I have no interest in building or fiddling with them. As a result my main requirement is a laptop that will facilitate the above with the minimum amount of effort.
I’d be grateful if anyone could recommend an appropriate laptop. While I don’t wish to skew any recommendations, my initial investigations have highlighted the Dell XPS15 and the Dell Precision M3800.
Thanks in advance.