Best Laptop for Downloading music and Movies

Best Laptop for Downloading music – Most important for audio processing is a CPU with fast single-core performance. This will allow you to get your mixes into a single file much quicker and process effects and chains without the CPU needing to wait, among many other benefits. 8th generation Intel i7 processors are the best, followed by Intel i5. 7th generation processors are also excellent.

I would suggest getting the best computer you can for your budget, but try to stay away from “cheap” options – and definitely avoid Chromebooks. You will just run into limitations and issues that take the fun out of your hobby or profession!

Best Laptop for Downloading music – ROUND UP

’ve provided a wide range of options throughout this article. for its stunning audio, elegant design, and good performance. It’s worth its price because it can be used for other purposes than music.

1. Apple MacBook Pro

The fan is the most notable difference between Apple’s two new laptops based on its own custom M1 chip: the new Air, which does not have a fan, has to throttle performance as temperatures rise. The Pro can just turn on the fan, which means it can sustain performance for a much longer period of time.

Sure, there are some other small differences: the Pro has a slightly better display and better mics and louder speakers. It has a bigger battery and thus, slightly longer battery life. And yes, it has the hopelessly confused Touch Bar instead of a function row on the keyboard. But in terms of performance, it is essentially the same as the Air unless you push it for long periods of time. And that all comes down to the fan.

2. HP Spectre X360

But I’ve never touched a consumer laptop as gorgeous as the Spectre x360 14. The new Spectre’s sturdy black body, lustrous accents, and boldly sharp edges would make it a standout among convertible laptops across the board, even if it didn’t have a slew of other excellent qualities — which, from its 3:2 screen and packaged stylus to its stellar performance and battery life, it absolutely does.

With a starting MSRP of  the Spectre x360 is easily my new favorite 2-in-1 laptop. Today’s market is full of capable convertibles that look good, work well, and do certain things really well. But while the Spectre x360 14 isn’t a perfect laptop, it tops the pack in almost every area. It’s a stylish chassis, premium panel options, stylus support, a powerful processor, and fantastic battery in one. It’s proof that you can have it all — for a price.

3. Razer Blade 15

The laptop’s all-aluminum build is still impressive to see and use. And yes, it has a webcam, unlike some of the gaming laptops we’ve reviewed recently. But the effect it gives off is getting stale, and Razer still hasn’t addressed all of the annoyances that have been present since this design debuted in 2018. It’s a magnet for fingerprints and smudges, and for a laptop that starts at , its lack of any biometric login method is baffling. You’ll need to type in your password or PIN every time you log in.

It’s no longer as ahead of the pack in terms of design as Razer might hope. Some competing machines, like Asus Zephyrus G15 and the MSI GS66 Stealth, are thinner, lighter, and priced aggressively to take on the Blade, with the same (or more) features in tow. 2021 could be the year when other manufacturers catch up or overtake it.

4. Dell XPS 9310

If you were tempted to buy an XPS 13 earlier this year following its significant redesign (model 9300) but didn’t pull the trigger, it’s a good thing you waited. Now you can get everything we like about the new laptop with the added bonus of the latest Intel silicon.

The CPU bump is essentially the only change from the 9300 to the current model 9310, but it’s an important one if you plan to keep your machine for five years or more. Dell does churn out new XPS 13 models at a prodigious rate, sometimes multiple times per year. Still, a brand-new processor and a physical redesign that’s not even a year old make the 9310 a safe buy for people who don’t want their expensive investment to be upstaged by something vastly better in a few months.

5. ASUS ROG Strix G

The Strix G15 I tested costs  and comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 1080p, 144Hz display.

A step up from the base model costs  and ups the RAM to 16GB and the GPU to an RTX 2060. The model nets you an RTX 2070 GPU, a 1TB SSD and a 1080p, 240Hz display.

Asus slaps an electro-punk theme on the Strix G15 with a pink ROG logo over a faux-aluminum hood and pink trim surrounding the lid. There’s a thin cutout on the lid, revealing the deck and LED indicators. Beyond the lid, there’s a thick cartridge on the back that has room for a bunch of ports, but makes the laptop look a little bulky.

BUYER’S GUIDE

Getting a laptop that suits your needs is a lot harder than one might think. With dozens of attractive options in the market and complex technical specs, one can get lost easily.

Some need their laptops for business, others for gaming or graphics. However, the majority of us use them to watch movies and listen to music. I’ll be focusing on that today.

Before buying your laptop, there’re some important factors to consider according to your priorities. Overall, you should look for a good operating system, large storage, and reliable RAM.

Speaker Quality

Placement of speakers matters; lateral & top speakers are favored over bottom ones to produce higher volume and clearer quality. Surely, the manufacturer’s name also makes a difference.

You need to look for speakers that can render low & high notes accurately and has a decent bass effect.

Processor & RAM

Multimedia requires proficient processing. This is interpreted in terms of the processor and RAM. For processors, normally any multicore processor will be enough. Regarding the RAM the minimum is 4GB. Overall, the bigger the RAM, the better.

Battery life

Opt for 6 to 8 hours lasting battery. Also, a laptop with thermal insulation is an asset, heating up easily isn’t a good sign. Irreplaceable batteries are limiting too.

Fan

A PC’s fan is a small device that’s used to reduce its heat while running. Many well-crafted PCs come with loud fans, while efficient in keeping the temperature low, they’re really annoying and can ruin the mood.

Make sure to get a laptop with a silent fan, you can only get such information from other reviewers who’ve used it.

Budget

You don’t need a fancy overpriced laptop for good sound. Usually, something under 400$ will suffice. As most laptop manufacturers are leaning towards thin lightweight laptops, they compromise speakers. So, the more you spend, the more features you get. Just know that you won’t be getting any miraculous sound software.

How to Get the Best Quality out of Your Laptop?

Because of the lightweight – speakers tradeoff. Some go as far as claiming that performance and good sound are mutually exclusive in laptops. You can only get one.

While this is extreme, it’s true to some extent. That’s why I’ll be discussing some tips you can follow to get the best sound quality possible.

Application Settings

Whether it’s Spotify, Youtube, or Windows Media Player. They’re some sound options, make sure to explore these options and optimize them according to your preferences.

A good place to start is the enhancements tab inside the sound options of the control panel. Another way to do it is to download separate software that’s designed for such purposes.

Extra Devices

Let’s face it. Optimal sound quality can only be achieved via proper external speakers connected to your laptop. Whether it’s a loudspeaker or a Bluetooth operated headset, if chosen well, such devices will take your laptop audio to a whole new level.

External DAC

A DAC is a device inside your laptop that converts sound’s digital signal to an analog one. It’s usually followed by an amplifier to enhance the sound. The case with most laptops is that they have weak built-in DACs.

Luckily, you can get a separate DAC and connect it to your laptop or headset. They’ll help reduce noise and intereference. Moreover, they’ll boost the sound quality and raise the volume without compromising clarity

Smart Consumption

Any programs running on your PC are occupying a space of RAM. That’s why when you run too many programs all at once, your PC slows down. This affects its sound negatively.

Make sure to minimize your app-consumption during listening to music to get the most out of your PC’s sound system.

Use Ethernet

For high-end acoustics, ethernet connection provides better quality than wifi. It’s faster and minimizes packet-loss while connection, allowing for better audio.

WRAP UP

Stay away from regular Macbooks (the non “Pro” models). They basically use a similar processor to a phone, meaning they’re designed for battery life over speed.

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