[LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop

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Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:13 pm

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Hi,

I know that there are tons of questions regarding to which laptop to buy,
compatability...etc. so, 'sorry to add up but,
I almost made my mind to buy a Lenovo laptop (G580 i7-3529M/8G/500GB), as
there are too many models and I don't want to spend all my time to
research...
It's sold 699 euros here in Germany and the spec seems to be decent enough.
(Honestly, for my music, it's 'too much'...but I also do some 3D, postprod
things...)

But only one thing that bothers me, is that on the website, they say its
mic/headphone connection availability will depend on 'software settings'...
http://www.mediamarkt.de/mcs/product/LENOVO-G580-i7-3520M-8GB-500GB,4835...

what the hell do they mean by 'software settings'???

It might sound a bit strange for most of you but...
I do not own external soundcard and I'm not planning to. I don't like the
'warmness' of most of the soundcard produces (because of its preamps, I
guess) and it's easier to produce glitch sound on onborad 'shit' sound
card. and even if I'll buy a external dsp card one day in order to have
more in/outputs, I still want to have this quick and dirty option of
onboard soundcard...you know what I mean..;)
so, it'll be a disaster if I can't use built-in headphone/mic connections...

Do you guys have any idea what they mean by, 'software setting'??

Do any of you own a lenovo laptop of this kind and had any issues with
onboard soundcard, and some evil fucking windows configuration software
concerning mic/headphone connection?
I do own a old lenovo thinkpad and I never had any problem with onboard
connections. I didn't need to configure anytthing, jack/alsa,
straight-forward...but it's old T61 model and I assume that now it's a
whole different biz...

finally, if ever, some of you think that it's totally stupid decision to
spend 700 euros on this machine, and you have better idea on what to buy,
I'll be always thankful to your advices!!!

here's what I use:

Jack/ALSA
Supercollider 3.4 (thinking on upgrading to 3.6 when new machine comes)
Audacity
Blender
Sonic Visualizer
FFMpeg

Ubuntu 10.10 but I'll upgrade to 64bit 12.04 LTS when new machine comes.

thanks a lot!!

--
Jae Ho YOUN

http://jaehoyoun.com
http://advancedsituation.com/

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Hi,I know that there are tons of questions regarding to which lapto=
p to buy, compatability...etc. so, 'sorry to add up but,I almost ma=
de my mind to buy a Lenovo laptop (G580 i7-3529M/8G/500GB), as there are to=
o many models and I don't want to spend all my time to research...

It's sold 699 euros here in Germany and the spec seems to be decent eno=
ugh. (Honestly, for my music, it's 'too much'...but I also do s=
ome 3D, postprod things...)But only one thing that bothers me, is t=
hat on the website, they say its mic/headphone connection availability will=
depend on 'software settings'...

http://www.mediamarkt.de/mcs/prod=
uct/LENOVO-G580-i7-3520M-8GB-500GB,48353,343048,546577.html?langId=3D-3
=

what the hell do they mean by 'software settings'???It =
might sound a bit strange for most of you but...I do not own external s=
oundcard and I'm not planning to. I don't like the 'warmness&#3=
9; of most of the soundcard produces (because of its preamps, I guess) and =
it's easier to produce glitch sound on onborad 'shit' sound car=
d. and even if I'll buy a external dsp card one day in order to have mo=
re in/outputs, I still want to have this quick and dirty option of onboard =
soundcard...you know what I mean..;)

so, it'll be a disaster if I can't use built-in headphone/mic conne=
ctions...Do you guys have any idea what they mean by, 'software=
setting'??Do any of you own a lenovo laptop of this kind and h=
ad any issues with onboard soundcard, and some evil fucking windows configu=
ration software concerning mic/headphone connection?

I do own a old lenovo thinkpad and I never had any problem with onboard con=
nections. I didn't need to configure anytthing, jack/alsa, straight-for=
ward...but it's old T61 model and I assume that now it's a whole di=
fferent biz...

finally, if ever, some of you think that it's totally stupid decisi=
on to spend 700 euros on this machine, and you have better idea on what to =
buy, I'll be always thankful to your advices!!!here's what =
I use:

Jack/ALSA Supercollider 3.4 (thinking on upgrading to 3.6 when new =
machine comes)Audacity Blender Sonic Visualizer FFMpeg =
Ubuntu 10.10 but I'll upgrade to 64bit 12.04 LTS when new machine c=
omes.

thanks a lot!!-- Jae Ho YOUNhttp://jaehoyoun.comhttp://advancedsit=
uation.com/

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[LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 1:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Chris Bannister, (Sat Feb 16, 1:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, michael noble, (Wed Feb 13, 1:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 13, 3:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 1:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 1:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Joel Roth, (Wed Feb 13, 6:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 9:18 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Ken Dawson, (Fri Feb 15, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, michael noble, (Wed Feb 13, 2:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Hans Wilmers, (Wed Feb 13, 2:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Peter Lutek, (Wed Feb 13, 2:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 3:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 13, 3:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 4:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, William Light, (Wed Feb 13, 5:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Feb 13, 5:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Djého Youn, (Wed Feb 13, 1:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] a question on Lenovo laptop, Jeremy Jongepier, (Wed Feb 13, 1:28 pm)
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