mardi 29 mars 2011

Lenovo lets you customize w520

At last we're starting to see some Sandy Bridge workstations coming out! You can now customize your W520 on Lenovo website but only in the USA. For European customers we'll have to wait unfortunately (as usual)...

Lenovo link to customize your W520

dimanche 20 mars 2011

Playing music with the iPad 2

I am not what one would call an Apple fan even though I have an iPhone 3G but I've always been a PC guy and never thought of getting a tablet, not even with Google Android but when I saw the demo of GarageBand running on iPad 2, I was just amazed by the user interface as well as the sounds coming out of it and started to think about all the cool things I could do on the go. I am a Cubase 5 user and know that you can't compare both devices (Cubase has VST instruments, midi, unlimited number of tracks etc...). Bottom line, as soon as this thing is available in France, it will be mine!

Future Sony Vaio AW with Sandy Bridge

Remember the Sony AW Series? Big and calibrated screens, best processors and components, optimized for professional (Photographs, designers..). The thing is Sony doesn't seem to have any plan for a sequel, wouldn't it be nice to have the same beast but with Sandy Bridge processors, SSD memory, USB 3 or Thunderbolt and of course a Quadro graphic card?
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Time to change my laptop!

I have been using a Sony Vaio SR29VN for a bit more than two years and it is time for a change. I need a powerful computer to perform softwares like AutoCAD, sketchup, Photoshop or Cubase (with a lot of VST running and a lot of sounds!...), I'm thinking of purchasing one of the following laptops, all with the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors:

  1. Sony Vaio SA or SB
  2. Dell Precision M4600 or M6600
  3. HP Elitebook 8560w or 8760w
  4. Lenovo w520
  5. Apple MacBook Pro 2011
Which one would you pick?

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