Rain Computers has released the follow up to their LiveBook Mobile Audio Workstation line, the LiveBook A2.
The LiveBook A2 (the “A” is for audio, the “2” because it’s the second generation) offers quad-core processing, discrete graphics and the choice of a glossy or matte high resolution 15.6 inch screen. The laptop has been designed ‘to guarantee the performance and stability audio pros and DJs demand during once-in-a-lifetime recording sessions, live shows and other situations where failure is not an option’.
The LiveBook A2 is available with a quad-core processor up to 2.5GHz, the option to add 16 gigabytes of memory, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics processor that can be switched off via a button on LiveBook to save battery power when you’re stuck on an airplane, and a bevy of high speed ports including USB 3.0 and eSATA.
The LiveBook A2 is certified for use with Pro Tools for audio production, Serato for DJs and the Adobe Master Collection.
2011 NAMM Show: This video, via PSSL01, takes a look at the Ultimate Hyperstation – a professional 2-tier laptop stand.
Here are the details:
Hyper Station is designed to go wherever your music takes you.
While sturdy enough to safely hold your laptop and other small electronics, it folds up as one piece and fits in a backpack. Hyper Station is constructed from die-cast aluminium, making it sturdy, while surprisingly light. The automotive-grade anodized finish is stunning and scratch resistant. The laptop support arms are angle- and depth adjustable.
You can place your laptop at whatever angle suits your needs and then secure it in place with the telescoping non-marring arm stops. The second tier is height adjustable and fitted with ports for venting and cables.
It’s expected to be available around Q3 for about $140.