Well, I also thought about buying a used, older laptop, did some search for refurbished Lenovo and HP models, preferable something Intel i5 / i7 3rd, better 4th generation.
But I never had a chance finding out if all those BIOS setting in regards on energy savers and CPU throttling will be possible.
Instead I had the impression manufacturers denied user access to related BIOS parameters (or to BIOS at all) because they want to prevent the machine from overheating, once the more powerful processors are used.
So, I´m searching people using such machines for audio/MIDI, preferable w/ XITE and SCOPE,- but that seems to be rare.
I wonder if S|C used only desktop machines when testing for SCOPE 7 / Win10 or if Holger might have a laptop w/ PCIexpress adapter in the ballpark too ?
Yep, but that´s another 200 -300 EUR until it´s here and in addition to the EUR 150,- expresscard cable.
It´s not an elegant solution though,- and still leaves the question for the right laptop allowing BIOS user access optimizing for realtime audio work.
According to an adapter which might work for both, desktop PC and laptop:
XITE has HDMI and I know the original S|C cable is replacable by any standard and good quality HDMI cable,- consequently should be the same pin-out right ?
So, when a desktop computer mobo offers (a) Thunderbolt connector(s), which is mini-display port for Thunderbolt 1 & 2 or USB-C for Thunderbolt 3.- why won´t any Thunderbolt (1,2 or 3)-to-HDMI cable not work directly ?
It saved a lot of EUR/ bucks for expresscard cable and Sonnet adapter and would be 1 device less to carry/ connect.
Also, what´s the Thunderbolt speed / data throughput required to run XITE-1 ?
Is Thunderbolt 1 or 2 fast enough ?
What about S|C selling such Thunderbolt adapter cable for XITE-1 / 1D replacing the PCIexpress-card cable ?
Yes, when I were younger and had no mobility issues ...
I own 3 4HU server rack cased PCs and have a hard time moving ´em around, especially over flights of stairs,- an obstacle I have to overcome since 3 years now when leaving my rooms.
I need all much lighter and smaller now ´cause I´m walking w/ a stick and have never both hands free anymore.
Destiny,- unfortunately ...