What computer/laptop do you use?

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JdmTheDj

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I use a imac details:
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
Model Identifier: iMac18,3
Part Numbers: MNE92xx/A, MNEA2xx/A, MNED2xx/A
 

Jeff Romard

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My main machine is a almost 13 year old Dell it's been my main machine for the last 11 years. I have 3 other newer backups and 2 that will never see the road again I use for storage basically. The three newer one are two HP and a Toshiba. One of the HP's I use specifically for video now
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I can't tell the model numbers of either one. My main laptop is an old Lenovo and the other for backup is a HP.
 

ittigger

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The model number is stamped right on your machines Mix. It's either on the top .. or the bottom. All ya gotta do is look and read. If you ever need help, this is one of the first things they ask. If you call Lenovo for help - and they ask you which model, and you answer Lenovo - then you're already making people frustrated.
 
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Handinon

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Two identical Samsung R780 DJ gigging laptops, which now run Windows 10, and two Toshiba Satellite Karaoke laptops running Linux Mint. They are all 17".
These are nothing but tools - of far more importance is your Library, and how you control your DJ software to play it.
 

DJ Bobcat

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I’m one of the weirdos here (other than @djmagicmoments with his iMac) in that I don’t use a laptop. I have a Dell Optiplex 7440 AIO computer with Windows 10, running Traktor for my DJ software. I like the screen size (23 inches) of the 7440, but I have a Dell Optiplex 3330 AIO that’s a little smaller (19 inches) that I’m thinking about switching to. I call this my small system.

In my Large System, I have dual ZBOX Nano PC’s, and I use dual 22” monitors. Again, I’m looking to downsize my monitors just a bit to 19”, but haven’t found the right ones yet.
 

BlueLineDJ

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I'm the guy that believes that once you go Mac you never go back. We have an entire apple household. I have a 27" iMac in my home office. I DJ with a MacBook Pro and an iPad for MyDMXGo, then my wife has her own MacBook.
 

B-Sharp

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Dell Inspiron 7570s... two of them. I like having a backup machine that's identical in specs to my main machine.

With the Dell logos covered up, people assume I'm using a MacBook. The design is very similar.
 

steve149

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My main laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming laptop i7-6700HQ, 1gGb, dual SSDs (including a m2). Backups include an older Dell Latitude and a Macbook Pro. Normally the hot backup is an iPad .. The other 2 laptops have PCDJ Dex and Serato on them.
 

adj2ent

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My I main machine is a HP Omen gaming laptop, I got it built with two 2TB drives a couple years ago. The backup is a Toshiba Laptop but its on its last leg. I also have a Mac mini I was going to use for editing. I gave it to my son as I absolutely hated it. He likes Apple computers, even put a Apple logo on his Lenovo laptop. I prefer to use my IPad Pro for the basic editing of video & photos. I am in the market for another backup/daily use laptop for when I’m not on my iPads.
 
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JdmTheDj

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I’m one of the weirdos here (other than @djmagicmoments with his iMac) in that I don’t use a laptop. I have a Dell Optiplex 7440 AIO computer with Windows 10, running Traktor for my DJ software. I like the screen size (23 inches) of the 7440, but I have a Dell Optiplex 3330 AIO that’s a little smaller (19 inches) that I’m thinking about switching to. I call this my small system.

In my Large System, I have dual ZBOX Nano PC’s, and I use dual 22” monitors. Again, I’m looking to downsize my monitors just a bit to 19”, but haven’t found the right ones yet.
I don't use a laptop because i find PC/computer is way better and also feels much more faster
 

JdmTheDj

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While I don't disagree, desktops are nowhere near as mobile.
If you are a professional you would want both as if you were to go on tour you need a laptop to record stuff.
 

steve149

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If you are a professional you would want both as if you were to go on tour you need a laptop to record stuff.
Most everyone on this board is a mobile DJ .. performing away from a studio and usually away from a club .. weddings, parties, corporate work, etc., so laptops are used 95%+ of the time. There are a few that use mini computers (Mac mini or Windows equivalent) to drive larger monitors and there's a few that use all-in-ones, but desktops are mainly left at home.
 

JdmTheDj

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Most everyone on this board is a mobile DJ .. performing away from a studio and usually away from a club .. weddings, parties, corporate work, etc., so laptops are used 95%+ of the time. There are a few that use mini computers (Mac mini or Windows equivalent) to drive larger monitors and there's a few that use all-in-ones, but desktops are mainly left at home.
Fare point :cheers:
 
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djmagicmoments

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We use an iMac that is just as easily transported via a professional carrying case. Sets up just as fast as a laptop.

I don't like to look like other dj's in my area. That is one reason I use it. That is why I have speakers that no one uses and lighting that looks a bit different. Nothing wrong with the dj's who use a laptop, I just choose to be a bit different.
 
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