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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 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 ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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:


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.


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.


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
  • Recovery utility
  • 8X DVD+/-RW burner
  • USB 2.0
  • FireWire
  • Wireless LAN
  • PC Card Slot
  • Gigabit LAN
  • Silver and black exterior
  • Light weight
  • Fast operation
  • Live telephone support
  • CPU: Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz CPU/533FSB
  • 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
  • REALTEK ALC250 AC97 Codec
  • Microphone-in and headphone-out
  • Support jack sense function
  • Keyboard control
  • 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.
    • I/O PORTS
    • 3 USB 2.0 ports
    • VGA monitor display port, 15 pins
    • Microphone-in
    • Headphone-out
    • DC-in
    • RJ-11 phone jack for 56Kbps V.92 Modem port
    • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Kensington lock
    • TV-Out (S-Video)
    • 4 FireWire [1394] ports, [1 on notebook, 3 on included PC Card]
    • 3-in-1 card reader for SD-host/MMC/MS
    • PCMCIA
    • 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
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    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.

    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.

    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.


    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.


    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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