Rain Computers LiveBook A2 / 2.3GHz Intel Ivy Bridge i7 Quad Core / 8GB DDR3 / 500 GB Mobile Audio Workstation
Eighty-six the spreadsheets. This thing makes music.
Breathe new life into your software
he new LiveBook A2 is tested and certified for use with your favorite creative apps from Pro Tools for the musically inclined to Serato for the DJ lurking inside you. Find yourself in a place where the technology is taken care of and all you have to do is play. This is what it's like when your laptop can keep up with your creativity.
Designed for you, not them
Don't mistake a good laptop for playing music with a good laptop for making it. The one you need has the power to push your plug-ins, tracks and virtual instruments without glitches or drop-outs. All you have to do is make some sweet, sweet sounds. No need to compromise.
Can Ivy come out to play?
Yes. The latest Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core i7 dual and quad-core mobile processors put desktop power in your hot little hands without weighing you down. Explore sounds on the outside of your studio or take it to the club with enough power to do just about anything. Pick yourself a weapon—up to 2.6GHz per core—and watch what happens.
Lower the noise floor
It's the heat that kills you. You so don't want things shutting down on you in the middle of a song. No worries, we got you covered. Quiet Cool™ Design is what makes LiveBook A2 really good at pushing it to the edge for hours without breaking a sweat. It's not enough for your computer to work, it's gotta keep working.
eSATA sets the standard
A dedicated eSATA port give you the power to stream your media to and from an external hard drive using the same bandwidth as your internal drive. That's fast. It's also reliable and a really good choice when you're bringing in a new session to edit, mix and master. Backing up is a lot easier to!
You've never seen this kind of Windows 7 before
Forget what you think you thought you knew about this operating system. In the right hands, it's the most powerful and stable thing in the universe. Perfectly tuned by Rain for flawless audio and video production, plus a custom BIOS for extra performance and stability. Oh yeah, and it's compatible with everything that matters.
Everything about Livebook A2 is brand new—inside and out
All the parts you touch are better.
Maybe it's the intuitive multi-touch trackpad with gesture control. Or the new keyboard featuring soft-touch keys with perfect play and just the right amount of click. From the biometric fingerprint scanner to the built-in numeric keypad for your transport controls, there's just something about the new LiveBook A2 that feels really good.
These days you need a lot more pixels.
Music should look as good as it sounds. Maybe that's why you don't see many ugly rockstars. In that case, feast your eyes on 15.6 inches of high resolution beauty, courtesy of the new 1920x1080 backlit LCD display in LiveBook A2. If beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, get ready to behold something really amazing. And it turns out the discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor in LiveBook A2 can do a lot more than just power that new high definition wide-screen display it comes with. In fact, with 1GB of DDR5 video memory, you can feel free to plug a giant digital monitor into the HDMI output and enjoy the site of your waves and plugs in larger-than-life glory.
Built for life on the road
LiveBook A2 is built strong. It's engineered to go on the road whether that means an airplane, tour bus, van or subway. The hard drive locks when it senses movement. So your data is safe if you decide stage-diving is your thing. A Kensington lockport gives you the means to tether your gear to the DJ booth between sets. And burning a CD is just a click away when it's time for the car stereo test.
Easy to upgrade
When it's time for more power, you've got options. Whether you're replacing the internal hard drive or adding an external, it's an easy fix so you can get back to the music. There's easy access for upgrading the memory and additional power supplies and batteries are always available in the Rain Custom Shop.
Introducing RainZone Internet Safe Zone
Having two computers isn't always practical. But we also understand that when it comes to your Rain computer, you want to keep everything safe and sound. RainZone is a virtual computer you can use to surf and download without infecting your LiveBook A2.
Easy to use. Just click the RainZone icon on your desktop and a virtual computer comes to life. Email, surf, download and chat without worrying about viruses and malware. If RainZone gets a virus just shut down RainZone and that "computer" doesn't exist anymore - so neither does the virus
Your media, streaming at warp speed
Why wait? LiveBook A2 serves up lighting fast data courtesty of Super Speed USB 3.0 and eSATA. Latency is a thing of the past when your data is streaming at up to 4.8 gigabits per second. A few USB 2.0 ports are in the mix for your audio interface and DJ controller along with a keyboard and mouse when you're back in the studio.
Your gear is begging for this
Just because you can hook up your audio interface to any computer doesn't mean you should. LiveBook A2 is tested and certified for use with your hardware so you can get past the technical questions and start making some serious music. From digital turntables to multi-channel mixers, it's plug & play all the way.
The truth about audio and batteries
LiveBook A2 is a powerful computer. And powerful computers are usually hard on batteries. Using the integrated power management features, you can go around 4-5 hours on a single charge. But when you're in the middle of a session, it's best to use the included power supply.
Intel "Ivy Bridge" Quad-Core: 2.3GHz Core i7 quad-core [6MB cache]
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
5GT/s System Bus
Fast Memory Access
Two memory slots for 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB 1600MHz DDR 3 Dual-Channel SDRAM
500GB high performance SATA II 7200RPM hard drive with 16MB Cache
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M discrete graphics processor [1GB] plus Intel HD Graphics 4000 on-chip graphics
1 x HDMI Out
1 x VGA (D-SUB) Out
Intel HD Audio processing
1 x Microphone In
1 x Speaker Out
Stereo speakers with integrated digital audio controller
Optical Drive - StormDrive Dual Layer CD/DVD Writer
9-in-1 Media Card Reader; Supported card types:
MMC / RSMMC
SD /Mini-SD /SDHC /SDXC
MS /MS Pro /MS Duo
RainZone™ Internet Safe Zone for virus free surfing and downloading
Custom High Performance BIOS
Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional Tuned by Rain for audio, video and graphics production [64-bit]
Windows 8 Ready