Over on the What Exactly Do You Need for Recording thread there has been a lot of great discussion about how to get into DAW recording and what you need. What Exactly Do You Need For Recording? A lot of good information there. Here was my personal setup as of yesterday: Lenovo Thinkpad 450s (i7 5th gen (i7-5600U), Intel onboard graphics and only 8GB RAM). External SSD drive(s) (1TB) Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd gen and Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 LaunchPad Mini MK3 Midi Keyboard External HD monitor Powered USB Hub with multiple inputs Personus Eris E4 Personus Temblor T10 AKG Pro Audio K702 Over-Ear, Open-Back Headphones Pro Tools 2021 (not HD or Ultimate) Lots of pluggins including Amplitube and Halion As i said in the other thread, a person can get by with much less than spec. I have been running PT on this anemeic 2015 Lenovo T450s laptop. The laptop was pretty good for its time, but it only has a i7 5th gen (i7-5600U), Intel onboard graphics and only 8GB RAM. I didn't look up needed specs before using. Had I done that, I may not have bothered. That being said, it actually works ok. I am only now starting to hit the wall in terms of # of pluggins and noticeable background processing crawl. So I finally got a new laptop. After some study, I see that having a i7 fast multicore would be good. Also, I decided on a laptop over tower since I spend my summers at a different place and I like to record there too. Also, laptops are much quieter than towers. Also, Avid recommends a Gaming laptop - 32 GB, NVIDIA graphics. Here is what i bought: Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch FHD 120Hz Gaming Laptop PC, Intel Hexa-Core i7-10750H, Nvidia GTX 1650Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home 64 bit. $1,100 from Amazon. It came last night. First steps (I am doing these right now): Get rid of the weak-ass Windows 10 Home and replace with Windows 10 Enterprise Remove antimalware Windows Defender B.S. Cripple Cortana, XBOX stuff, Skype and other pre-loaded bloatware I just finished the new OS installation and reinstalled the Lenovo proprietary drivers just now. Now gutting the bloat.