I just purchased the EWQLSO Gold bundle to go along with my Garritan Big Band and VDL 2.5. I have found that using any of these is a huge drain on my Vista Based Laptop. I use Sibelius 4 for now but 5 when the template issue is solid. I have been looking at a few posts on PC's and they seem a bit confusing. I am PC minded but they don't offer as much info for the purchase of my new comp. Any solid ideas on speeds the work best for all around composing? I looked at the pcaudiolabs and soniclabs computers but they had half the power and speed of my built HP and twice the price.
Please take a look at these specs and tell me what you think?
Operating system Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz) Memory 3GB DDR2-667MHz dual channel SDRAM (2x1024,2x512) Graphics Card 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT, TV-out, DVI-I, HDMI Networking Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n & Bluetooth(R) Hard Drive 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive Primary CD/DVD Drive LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive Front Ports 15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB, 1394, video, audio TV Experience ATSC-NTSC TV tuner with PVR, FM tuner, remote Sound Card Integrated 7.1 channel sound w/front audio ports Monitor HP 20-inch LCD Wide Flat Panel Monitor