Looks like my laptop may have bitten the dust - after 5 years it appears to be unbootable due to knacked motherboard or processor.
So what do y’all recommend as a replacement? Might be tempted by desktop as I haven’t used it live for 3 years and seems unlikely I’ll do any more in the foreseeable.
I’m running Ableton Live 9, currently with only a Scarlett 2i2 as usb input but might be tempted to up that, possibly with firewire unless usb 3.0 is enough, and with plenty of vsts.
I rarely go any more than 16 tracks, but want minimum latency.
And I don’t want to spend any money at all if poss, so Apple is probably out.
But we’re probably talking i7 at least 6 core, at least 16Gb RAM, preferably with some SSD capacity for fast boot - that was the spec of my laptop which worked well until it didn’t any more.