Rain Computers Inc. LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation

Rain Computers Inc. LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation

Rain Computers Inc. LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation

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Rain Computers Inc. LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation

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Product Highlights

  • 2.3 GHz Intel "Ivy Bridge" Quad-Core
  • 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 500GB SATA II High-Performance Drive
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1 GB)
  • High-Resolution Display (1920 x 1080)
  • 2.0 Mp CMOS Webcam
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • USB / eSATA / RJ-45 Wired LAN
  • Windows 8 Tuned for Audio
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The LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation from Rain Computers Inc. is designed for audio production and DJing with software like Pro Tools and Serato. The quiet cool design uses efficient cooling to keep the system running without excess noise for a virtually silent computing experience.

LiveBook A2 is powered by a quad-core Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor and is loaded with 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM for maximum performance and a 7200 rpm hard drive for data storage. Graphics are provided by an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU. Its 1920 x 1080 high-resolution, 15.6" (39.6 cm) backlit LCD widescreen display is powered by nVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. Windows 8 is tuned by Rain for audio.

Performance

Intel "Ivy Bridge" Processor
The Intel "Ivy Bridge" quad-core processors bring massive power to your music with features like Hyper-Threading to add up virtual cores. With a cache up to 16 MB, you have enough power to work with your creative software and start making music in style.
High-Performance Hard Drives
Stream your media from a SATA II mechanical drive spinning at 7200 rpm with a 16 MB cache. Or go with new SSD technology by Corsair for incredible performance with no moving parts.
Low Latency Memory
LiveBook A2 packs up to 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM by Corsair in dual-channel mode, enabling you to use many plug-ins to make your music come to life with high performance.

Hardware

Back It Up with eSATA 3.0
A dedicated eSATA port gives you the power to stream your media to and from an external hard drive using the same bandwidth as your internal drive, which makes it fast. It is a reliable choice when you are bringing in a new session to edit, mix and master. The eSATA port offers high-speed streaming up to 3 Gb/s with more throughput and less drag on the processor.
High-Speed USB 2.0 and 3.0 Drives
Plug in your USB 3.0 external hard drive and stream your audio at super-high speed, up to 3 Gb/s with no glitches or drop-outs. Use USB 2.0 port for your audio interface, DJ controllers, keyboards, mice and printers.
Keyboard and Trackpad with Gesture Control
The soft touch keys and a built-in numeric keyboard give you instant access to your memory points and transport controls. The new trackpad on LiveBook A2 features multi-touch gesture control. This allows you to use one, two, three or four fingers to point, click, rotate and navigate quickly and efficiently. It is an innovative way to take control of your music.

Design

High-Resolution Display and Security
LiveBook A2 features 1920 x 1080 high-resolution and a 15.6" (39.6 cm) backlit LCD widescreen display, which is powered by nVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. The hard drive gets locked when it senses movement with Kensington lock port security feature.
Quiet Cool Design
LiveBook A2 uses balanced component architecture to prevent the bottlenecks that lead to drop-outs, glitches and distortion. The intelligent cooling system keeps things cool and quiet when you are recording multiple tracks, plug-ins, virtual instruments, which generates heat on processor, memory and hard drives.

Software

RainZone Internet Safe Zone
RainZone is a virtual computer that allows you to surf and download without infecting your LiveBook A2. You can email, surf, download and chat without worrying about viruses and malware. You just have to shut down RainZone if a virus is detected.
Custom BIOS
Using a custom BIOS, you can seek more power and ensure a stable and compatible environment that brings in a remarkable difference in the performance of LiveBook A2.
In the Box
Rain Computers Inc. LiveBook A2 15.6" i7 Quad-Core Mobile Audio Workstation
  • Auto-Sensing International Power Supply
  • RainCare Recovery Software
  • Free Rain Ensemble Plug & Play Session
  • 1 Year RainCare Tech Support & Warranty
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    Specifications
    Performance
    Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Ivy Bridge
    Cache L3: 16 MB
    System Bus 5 GT/s
    Chipset Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Memory Type: 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM
    Installed: 8 GB
    Graphics Card Type: Integrated
    Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 1 GB; NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
    Display
    Type Widescreen
    Size 15.6"
    Backlight Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Aspect Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Storage
    Hard Drive Installed: 500 GB 7200 rpm
    Type: SATA
    Optical Drive None
    Drive Bay Expansion Not Specified By Manufacturer
    PCI Expansion Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Inputs/Outputs
    Ports 1x USB 2.0 (A)
    2x USB 3.0 (A)
    1x eSATA
    Display 1x VGA
    1x HDMI
    Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone Output
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Microphone Input

    1 x S/PDIF Optical Output is also available

    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard Type: Full-Size
    Features: Numeric Keypad
    Mouse None
    General
    Power Supply Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.9 x 1.4 x 10.0" / 37.8 x 3.6 x 25.4 cm
    Weight 5.7 lb / 2.59 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 13.7 x 6.3"

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