Mobile Studio E17
If you are looking for a portable recording rig that offers some of the same performance as a desktop, don't like smaller displays and also crave the power to mix and edit on the road, then you should check out StoneWave's latest Mobile Studio.
Our tested configuration was an Intel Quad-Core with 4GB of memory. The included nVidia graphics card is more than adequate for DAW use and StoneWave thoughtfully includes a FireWire express card and Acronis recovery software as well. Like other StoneWave computers, customization options are limited but their machines are solid as a rock.
Where this system really shines is its out of the box experience. The Mobile Studio includes a UA-1G 2x2 USB audio interface and is pre-loaded with SONAR LE so you are ready to start recording from day one.
Recomendations for DAW use:
- High-powered graphics and quad core processing can put a strain on even the best laptop batteries. For extended mobile recording sessions, don't forget the power supply.
- Turn off the Wi-Fi - odds are you don't need it in the middle of a big recording session so why not squeeze some extra performance (and battery life) out of your machine?