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MusicXPC Professional M3 Production Laptop
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The MusicXPC Professional M3 Production Laptop is a sleek, stylish, super-fast mobile notebook ideal for digital music production. It features a beau...Click To Read More About This Product
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A mobile speed demon optimized for the music producer on the run.
The MusicXPC Professional M3 Production Laptop is a sleek, stylish, super-fast mobile notebook ideal for digital music production. It features a beautiful silver and black exterior, light weight, and fast operation. With the M3 you will complete projects in ProTools, Cubase, or Sonar with greater speed and operate your production schedule with the peace of mind that comes from the industry's best backup and restoration utility. Apart from being a top performer for music software, the M3 is mainstream with everything you would expect like USB 2.0, FireWire, Wireless LAN, PC Card Slot, etc., and other features you may not, like Gigabit LAN, DVD+/-RW and live telephone support.
The M3 notebook features an Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz CPU, an 80GB 5,400rpm hard drive, 512MB of DDR333 RAM (expandable to 2GB), a 15.4" WXGA wide angle screen that gives you visibility even at off-axis points of view. The M3 comes with a recovery utility that stores the system factory settings outside of the Windows OS world in a host-protected area of the hard drive. This allows you to restore the M3 to the factory even if the hard drive has been accidentally re-formatted. The M3 has Gigabit LAN to improve workflow and play projects stored on other computers via Ethernet; built in 8X DVD+/-RW burner for archiving and more and more and more.
The MusicXPC computers excel and differ from most off-the-shelf PCs and Macs in these key areas:
1. VERY QUIET OPERATION
The Professional M3 is very quiet. Part of the secret of this silence is the presence of a heat-pipe that moves heat away from the CPU using convection instead of loud fans. A small temperature-controlled fan is then used to cool the extremity of the heat-pipe which causes more heat to flow away from the CPU. This is simple, smart, and effective and results in a super quiet notebook.
2. HIGH PERFORMANCE
Without power you cannot realize the boundaries of your imagination. The Professional M3 delivers enormous power in terms of track counts and simultaneous plug-in tests. The Pentium M CPU blazes through CPU intensive tasks like Virtual Instruments and Effects Plug-ins. The machine delivers scores and scores of audio tracks.
3. TWEAKED FOR MUSIC
MusicXPC Professional is made for demanding media production professionals. It's not a laptop you would purchase for organizing photos or playing back MP3s, this is a machine for professional audio recording, mixing, mastering, and media creation. The entire operating system has been configured for recording and playing back digital media using the popular professional software used by today's media professional. Windows XP services that are not needed are turned OFF and the ones needed are turned ON. Out of the box, the M3 is ready for production because MusicXPC has already tweaked it to perfection.
In a busy music production workspace the most critical piece of equipment is the media computer. When it is not working properly then you cannot work properly. At times, the introduction of new software and changes to the configuration can lead to downtime and disaster. When disaster strikes your MusicXPC you can recover the system to previous working configurations with a few simple keystrokes. The recovery data is protected and user configurable so you can say bye-bye to downtime.
Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz CPU
80GB 5,400rpm hard drive
512MB of DDR333 RAM (expandable to 2GB)
15.4" WXGA wide angle screen
8X DVD+/-RW burner
PC Card Slot
Silver and black exterior
Live telephone support
With the M3 you the only thing you have to worry about is the music. Order today!
CHIPSET: Intel 915GM Express
DISPLAY: Support 15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800)
SYSTEM: Windows XP
MEMORY: DDRI 333 with 512MB module (upgradeable to 2GB memory by 2 sets of 1GB SODIMM)
VIDEO: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 with DirectX 9 acceleration
VIDEO RAM: 128-224MB shared with system RAM
HARD DISC: 80GB, 5400 RPM; 9.5mm, 2.5' HDD
OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X DVD+/-RW
REALTEK ALC250 AC97 Codec
Microphone-in and headphone-out
Support jack sense function
Capable of playing CD while LCD panel is closed (BTO)
2 speakers 2W
ENE 712 (included Card bus + Flashcard Reader controller)
PC Card 95 supported with one type-II (No type-III support) Card sockets
3-port FireWire PC card bus (6-pin) included
Power switch ENE CP2211
Additional 1394 Phy VIA VT6301
MODEM: V.92/56kbps. Compliant and 14.4kbps Send/Receive Fax with MDC solution
LAN: board 10/100/1000M bps (Realtek RTL8110SBL)
WIRELESS LAN: Wireless LAN 802.11b/g, module integrated for Mini-PCI interface.
3 USB 2.0 ports
VGA monitor display port, 15 pins
RJ-11 phone jack for 56Kbps V.92 Modem port
RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
4 FireWire  ports, [1 on notebook, 3 on included PC Card]
3-in-1 card reader for SD-host/MMC/MS
Dimensions: 14-1/5" x 10" x 1-3/10" (360mm x 265mm x 33mm)
Weight: 6.5 lbs. (2.9kg)
AC ADAPTER: Universal AC adapter. 90-264V AC, 47-63HZ
65W with 19V DC output
3 pin type for AC inlet and AC plug
8 cell LI-ION of 18650 size battery pack w/ 65WH(14.8V x 4400mAh) capacity
Battery life: 4.5 hrs min
Charge time 2.5 hrs max. (System off or suspend at room temperature)
Smart Battery Compliant
MOUSE: Optical Mouse included
FIREWIRE CARD: 3-port FireWire PC card bus (6-pin)
Operating temperature: 0 ” 35C
Storage temperature: -20 - 65C
Humidity: Operating: 10 - 90% without condensation
Altitude: Operating sea level to 10,000 ft, Storage sea level to 40,000
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I bought a C3 XPC a while back and it was still under warranty when it had crashing problems. I sent it back and they did nothing to it. I had to pay for the shipping and I spent close to a thousand dollars taking it to numerous places trying to get it fixed. They told me the motherboard had problems and wasn't worth getting fixed. XPC should have helped me but they didn't. Not happy at all!!!
For this much money on could build a dream PC or get a great laptop. Do not buy this is the worst thing I've seen advertise for music. Buyer beware, Stay away! Do your homework before you even think abou this one.~g
I'm sure that anyone who has the internet and is looking for a laptop can see that this is a horrible deal, but i will warn those that are considering this. First off, the performance figures would have made this a pretty brisk computer in 2001 or so but dont even come close to being up to current standards. Secondly, the main selling point is that it has been 'optimized' by turning off xp features, instead of giving it faster components. Type in msconfig into the run utility in xp and you can do the same for free.
I own a music xpc laptop and have used it for over 2 years now. It has the makings of a great laptop and the company has a lot of promise, I think; however at this point their product still needs some help.The overall quality and speed of the OS is iffy.The overall quality of the hardware and components are certainly questionable; my synaptics trackpad clickers ceased to function in less than a year. There is negative clearance between the screen and the keypad when laptop lid is closed; leaving undesirable keypad marks on the screen after the first couple of uses. The real kicker for me was that the laptop is NOT QUIET!!! My cheap dell laptop runs with less fan noise than this machine. For the price, a macbook running XP or a self-built machine is a far better choice.Customer service is non-existent. I attempted contact a week after I received the product to talk about the fan noise. Nothing for months. I phoned, emailed, everything. No response. I contacted the retailer of the product to discover that soon after I purchased the laptop, they pulled it from their shelves. A year later, the laptop suffered a thermal meltdown after a mere 6 hours of operation with very minimal editing software. 2 months later, the retailer was able to arrange a repair. 3 months later, my laptop was returned, just as noisy and much slower than before. Perhaps I got the lemon, perhaps Musicxpc needs more innovation.
Please do not consider buying the M3. This computer has terrible hardware for the price. The manufacturer uses tricky marketing to convince the consumer to hugely overpay. "Music Production" - 512MB of RAM? Pentium M 1.73GHz? 5,400RPM Hard Drive? Tell me, honesty, why anyone would think those specs coincide with a good recording PC. Those sound like specs you would find on the average "value" PC from any other manufacturer. After a bad experience with this laptop, I just bought a custom laptop with 2GB RAM, a 7,200RPM Hard Drive, and an Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 (2.6GHz) Processor. The total came out to $100 less than the M3 including shipping. THOSE are specs a Music Producer can work with.