I need some advice on buying a PC for music. I don’t know if it’s better to start a new thread or ask for advice in an existing one…anyway, let’s try the second option.
I have about 400 euro to spare for a new pc. Presently I am using an old laptop (HP 6550B, i5, 4GB RAM, win7 32 bit) and of course I can’t use any CPU intensive plugin (no DIVA, omnisphere, etc…).
I have resumed playing during the lockdown, after more than ten years, and I was not even sure I would’ve find the time and will to continue. When I stopped playing in a band, around 2005, I was just considering moving from hardware to VSTs…coming back to it aftert all this time, it has been quite a shock! I have spent a lot of time going through old threads and learning a lot from you all!
Anyway, I am really enjoying playing again (I have even relearned a few of my bands prog numbers) so know I am looking for a more powerful PC…I was considering a refurbished mini-PC as an option, like this one (though it’s in Italian, specs should be clear enough):
Probably I would need to expand the RAM to 16GB…
What do you think? Any hints?