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Rain Computers LiveBook Core Laptop Audio Computer

Add more tracks and fire up more plug-ins. The LiveBook laptop from Rain Computers can keep up with you, with an Intel Arrandale Core i7 processor. (10) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Powered by an Intel Arrandale Core i7 processor and up to 8GB of low-latency DDR3 memory, Rain Computers' LiveBook gives you the freedom to add more tracks, plug-ins and virtual instruments -- so you can bring to life the sights and sounds from your imagination.

The LiveBook Mobile DJ and Audio Workstation is a powerful audio notebook designed by Rain for the ultimate performance and compatibility with your creative software like Pro Tools and Serato. LiveBook is thin and light, making travel easy. With a 15.6 inch or 13.3 inch Widescreen LED LCD display, the LiveBook brings your music to life in brilliant style with vivid colors and ultra-fast response.

With LiveBook there are no limits, just crystal-clear digital audio without the data bottlenecks that lead to glitches and dropouts. Rain's Quiet Cool Design prevents excess heat and keeps noise to a minimum. And LiveBook is tested and certified with your creative software and hardware. So you can plug in your FireWire or USB audio interface, bring up your DJ or audio production software and see what's its like when your computer can keep up with your creativity. Best of all, LiveBook is covered by RainCare, including the optional RainCare Encompass Audio and Video Support making Rain your single point of contact for questions about your total creative computing solution (not just the computer). Mobile audio just took a giant leap forward.

Features:

- Designed and certified for use with DJ, audio and video software like Traktor, Pro Tools and Premier
- Quiet Cool System Design prevents audio drop-outs, keeps system cool and virtualy silent
- Vivid 15.6 inch or 13.3 inch LED LCD widescreen display for incredible colors and fast feedback
- Powerful Intel Arrandale Core i7, i5, or Intel Pentium Dual Core dual-core processor for high performance with low heat

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Rain Computers Inc. products.
LBS-11 Specifications
- CPU: 2.7GHz Intel "Sandy Bridge" Core i7 Dual-Core Processor
- Memory: 8GB 1066MHz DDR3 Dual Channel SDRAM
- Display: 15.6 inch Widescreen LED LCD [16:9 Aspect Ratio]
- Storage: 750GB SATA II 7200RPM High Performance Drive [16MB Cache]
- Optical: StormDrive Dual Layer CD/DVD Writer
- USB: 2 x USB 2.0 Ports [480Mb/s], 1 x USB 3.0 Port [4.8Gb/s]
- FireWire: 2 x FireWire Ports (with TI Chipset on PCI Express Card)
- PCI Express: 1 x PCI Express Card Slot [54mm]
- Media: 1 x Card Reader [SD, MMC, MS]
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics with HD Clear Video Technology
- Display: 15.6 inch LED LCD Widescreen Display [16:9]
- Video Out: 1 x VGA. 1 x HDMI
- Audio In/Out: 1 x Headphone Out, 1 x Mic In
- Webcam: 2.0 megapixel
- Accelerometer: Integrated Accelerometer and Always Aware
- WiFi LAN: Integrated Wireless
- Wired LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
- Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth 2.0
- Input: SmartTouch TrackPad, Full Size Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
- Docking Station: Optional LiveBook Docking Station
- Security: Kensington Lock Port, Intel Anti-Theft Technology
- Battery: Smart Lithium Polymer Battery
- Weight: 5.5 pounds with Battery

Software
Operating System: Windows 7
- Tuned by Rain for audio and video production

Additional Software:
- RainZone Internet Safe Zone
- RainCare Restore Recovery and Backup Solution

Support
Included Support:
- RainCare Support (1 year) with 30-day Free Audio/Video Support Trial
- One Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Optional Support: RainCare Encompass (Sold Separately)
- 3 year Support Plan
- Audio/Video Integration Support
- Extended Warranty
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-MIX-RAIN
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (10 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Livebook i7, Yes! Rain Care: Must."
Sound: n/a (one needs to apply their own audio card when utilizing this product at its fullest) Feature: What makes the Rain Laptops impressive is their ability to strip layers off the operating system to maximize the power of the processor and board architecture. Although you have bells and whistles like video cams and the like-to really power up products like those from Native Instruments, Steinberg, Adobe or Avid--these must be disabled. It's terrific to have HDMI when plugged into a home studio--but during live performance a monitor is hard to bring along... and the 14x9 screen resolution on the laptop is somewhat... well... questionable. Ease of Use: Understanding how Rain configures the laptop is very important, simply creating a new user admin, and working from that profile required me to contact Rain support as I had such severe latency issues the laptop choked and coughed like a 80 year old smoker. Once the User Profile was rebuilt by Rain Care (support) the box's performance was crazy impressive... really great. Quality: Rock solid laptop and a good size to take on the road. Higher screen resolution would be ideal. I use this box on the road and it has performed like a SUPERSTAR. Value: For a PC Laptop Solution, I can't name a better manufacturer of laptops. By day I work as a Web Systems Architect, I have a good understanding of what makes a laptop work. Rain delivers with LiveBook Core i7 Notebook. But again-pay very close attention to your user profile... although this is a well crafted box that comes very well tested. Even the most slight change to the configuration via something like "Windows Update" could cause you troubles if you're not clear with the relationship around Operation System Registry. Manufacturer Support: Rain Care is awesome... I love the way they will dial up your laptop and the tech can walk right in and go to work on any issue. That said... make sure you call during their business day. You're out of luck nights, weekends and holidays. So if you're on the road with this laptop and at a night performance. Don't expect any support. The Wow Factor: I was down to a MacBook Pro and this laptop. I saved will over $1k by purchasing the Livebook i7. If you're a PC, spend a little more for a product that will be your backbone. At home I'm running CuBase off this as well as all my NI gear. I love it - I sleep with it. We're really together. Overall: The Livebook i7 will clearly last through it's depreciation cycle- and with a little tweaking in two years- it could have facelift to take it out 4-6 years.
Style of Music: Dance Music (Tribal House/Progressive House)
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