MusicXPC Professional M2 Laptop 4 3.2 1GB RAM 2/60GB HD Music Production Computer  

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The M2 puts the speed and power necessary for media production under your fingertips. As the performance and flexibility of laptops continues to gain on desktops, musicians and producers have been dem... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The M2 puts the speed and power necessary for media production under your fingertips. As the performance and flexibility of laptops continues to gain on desktops, musicians and producers have been demanding a powerful laptop that can run hundreds of audio tracks and dozens of virtual instruments at the same time. The M2 Laptop is just such a perfect beast.

With the M2”Laptop P4 3.2, MusicXPC has produced a 17" beauty that just plain rocks. Music XPC's technicians hooked up a Digi002 to the M2, and noted that it blazed through their 32-track test file without even waking up. Nuendo 3 hummed along with desktop-like performance. It's not the cheapest laptop out there, but if you want the best, sometimes you have to pay a little bit more.

The M2 sets new standards for production laptops with not one but 2 - 7200rpm hard drives, and 1GB of DDR400 RAM means that demanding applications will become less demanding. A peace-of-mind recovery utility reverts the computer to yesterday's state, last week's state, or the factory settings with just a few keystrokes.

A 17" WSXGA+ wide angle screen allows you to see what you're doing even when you are not parked directly in front of the computer, and the DVI out lets you hook up a second monitor. A numeric keypad enables easy keystroke control of the sequencer. The full Intel Pentium 4 desktop processor puts performance ahead of battery life. A Gigabit LAN improves workflow and plays projects stored on other computers via ethernet. The incorporated DVD+RW burner archives your projects quickly and efficiently.

Performance

The M2 is all about performance and stability. If you are looking for something with long battery life to watch DVDs on a transatlantic flight, or a laptop for email and presentations, this is not your baby. For musicians, composers, producers and media creators, speed and stability are at the top of the list for what is needed from a computer. This is a computer that will load plug-ins, virtual instruments, and other applications without glitches while the creative juices and music are flowing.

The M2 features a Pentium 4 HT Processor on an 800MHz bus that is fed by 2 - 7,200 rpm hard drives. This combination delivers dozens of linear audio tracks, manhandles virtual instruments and treats CPU intensive Effects plug-ins with indifference.

2 hard drives are better than one: System, Audio Drive

The M2 comes standard with 2 - 7,200 rpm hard drives. The second drive is perfect for dedication to audio recordings while there is still enough room on the System drive for a few choice libraries. Combined with the 60GB system drive, the M2 comes with 160GB of hard drive storage standard. If you have been working with music files on a large scale, you'll know that this magnitude of storage is not excessive.

Tweaked for Music

A closely guarded secret of the M2 is the tweaking that has been done to Windows XP to optimize the machine for audio and video production. This is not a machine for organizing photos, compiling MP3, or surfing the internet - although the M2 can do all these things, this is a power house laptop designed for the heavy lifting of professional audio and video production. The M2 is the result of 12 months of testing and decades spent building media computers. It's ready to go out of the box, just load your media application and start creating your magic.

High Technology and Super Robust

The M2 is really a breakthrough in terms of performance, features and stability. For example, with its GigaBit Ethernet, the M2 can process and manage a project sitting on the hard drive of anther M2. Because the backup utility works outside of Windows, you enjoy a degree of protection that really makes this the most robust of computers. Also with its Recovery Utility, you can recover the system even after it was accidentally formatted. A 3-year ship-back-to-the-depot warranty offers you layers of protection should the unthinkable happen and the machine blows up. The M2 takes care of all the technical considerations so that you can concentrate solely on creativity.

Features
  • Intel Pentium 4 HT processor 3.2 GHz 512K cache
  • Intel 865PE + ICH5 Chipset
  • 800MHz Front Side Bus
  • 1GB DDR400 RAM [Expandable to 2GB]
  • 1 PCMCIA 3.3V/5V Socket supporting CardBus
  • DISPLAY:
  • 17.0" WXGA TFT LCD display
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
  • 128-bit 2D/3D Graphics accelerator
  • 256MB DDR SGRAM On Board
  • Dual-view display monitor
  • External Display Resolution up to 1600 x 1200
  • HDTV Support
  • STORAGE:
  • DVD+/-RW/CD-RW 48x40x16x8
  • ATA100 7200rpm 60GB System Drive
  • ATA100 7200rpm 60GB System Drive
  • Supports master Mode IDE, PIO Mode 5, ATA-33/66/100/133 (Ultra DMA)
  • 7-In-1 Card Reader
  • AUDIO
  • AC'97 support for 5.1 channel surround
  • 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
  • Virtual 6-channel Audio Output
  • 1 S/PDIF output
  • 1 Microphone input
  • 4 Speakers built-in
  • 1 Line output/Headphone output
  • KEYBOARD, POINTING DEVICE & BUTTONS:
  • Full size WinKey Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
  • Built-in TouchPad
  • 3 Hot Keys (Default Internet browser / Email program / application)
  • INTERFACE & COMMUNICATION:
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • 4 mini IEEE1394 [FireWire] ports
  • 1 S-Video Jack for TV Output
  • 1 Serial port
  • 1 Parallel Port (LPT1) Supporting ECP/EPP
  • 1 Infrared Tranceiver (IrDA 1.1/FIR/SIR/ASKIR)
  • 1 DVI-Out port
  • 1 PS/2 port (mouse/keyboard)
  • 1 Integrated V.90/I56K MCD Modem(V.92 Compliant)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1,000 Mbps LAN port
  • 802.11g Wireless LAN
  • 300K Pixel Video Camera Module
  • Bluetooth Module
  • POWER:
  • Full range AC Adapter: AC-In 100240V, 5060Hz
  • DC Output 20V, 7.5A
  • Easy Changeable Main Battery Smart Li-Ion
  • Supports ACPIv1.0b
  • Supports Hibernate/Standby Modes
  • Supports battery Low Sleep
Specifications
  • Length 15-1/2"L x 11-1/16D x 1-3/4"H
    Net weight 9 lbs. without battery
    Operating Temperature 5C 35C
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
MusicXPC computers come standard with one-year parts and labor warranty.

MusicXPC warrants its current (non-discontinued) computer hardware products to be free from defective materials and faulty workmanship under normal use and service for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. Upon written notice of a defect in the computer hardware supplied to MusicXPC by a MusicXPC reseller within the warranty period, MusicXPC shall at its option replace or repair any hardware portion of the system that it determines to contain defective material or faulty workmanship. Products that have been discontinued for longer than 6 months are not covered under warranty.

EXCLUSIONS
The warranty on your MusicXPC computer shall not apply to defects or damage resulting from accidents, abuse, acts of third persons, power fluctuations, environmental conditions, any force of nature, alterations to the equipment at customer's direction, shipping or in-transit damage or other causes beyond MusicXPC's control.

MusicXPC shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages including but not limited to loss or injury to business, profits, goodwill, or for exemplary damages.

SERVICE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD
If your hardware should fail during the warranty period please contact our telephone support. If it is determined that your machine has a manufacturers defect please contact the MusicXPC reseller from whom you purchased your MusicXPC. The MusicXPC reseller will arrange to have your computer returned for warranty service. Please do not contact MusicXPC directly for RMA numbers.

GUIDELINES for RETURNING your COMPUTER

1. Your MusicXPC reseller will obtain an RMA number from Music Marketing Inc.

2. If possible, make a back-up of your important files. IMPORTANT: Our obligation is to return the computer to its factory state, not to preserve your data. We cannot guarantee your data.

3. Include as detailed a report as possible describing the problem and/or test samples which illustrate the problems you are having.

4. Use the original shipping carton and packing materials that your MusicXPC came with.

5. Remove and retain cables and accessories unless specified by MusicXPC.

6. Take your computer to the MusicXPC reseller.

7. If a MusicXPC reseller refuses to assist you with your return, contact our customer service department at 416 789-7100.

WARNING: MusicXPC will not be responsible for damage as a result of inadequate packaging. Use the original packing material whenever possible. A computer is a delicate device that requires very robust and very protective packaging.

SERVICE OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY PERIOD

MusicXPC computers not in warranty follow the same procedure outlined above. Repair work on MusicXPC computers outside of the warranty period shall be charged at a rate of $100 per hour [minimum 1 hour] plus the cost of hardware components required in the repair.


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