RINGWOOD, NJ -- February 28, 2012 -- Rain Computers, designer of high performance computers used by notables such as Conan O'Brien, Cirque du Soleil and Public Enemy for audio and video production, has released the follow up to their award-winning LiveBook Mobile Audio Workstation line. Called LiveBook A2 (the "A" is for audio, the "2" because it's the second generation) boasts an array of new features including quad-core processing, discrete graphics and the choice of a glossy or matte high resolution 15.6 inch screen.
Like many high performance laptops on the market today, LiveBook A2 is powered by Intel's "Sandy Bridge" series of mobile processors. But unlike common, off-the-shelf computers, this one is designed by Rain 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.
Technically savvy users will appreciate the addition of a quad-core processor up to 2.5GHz, the option to add 16 GB of memory (the industry-standard is a mere 8GB), 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.
For those with less technical knowledge but no less the desire to make music and movies, peace of mind is delivered through RainCare Encompass Creative Computer Support free with every Rain computer that covers the "grey area" between the computer, software and hardware. This in an effort to help users avoid the vicious circle of tech support calls common when using gear from many different manufacturers.
"LiveBook A2 represents an incredible change for mobile audio production," says Kevin Jacoby, CEO of Rain Computers. "We've brought down the price of true high performance creative computing in a laptop while still maintaining the quality, consistency and performance that makes Rain one of a kind."
Like all Rain computers, LiveBook A2 is tested and certified for use with popular creative software like Pro Tools for audio production, Serato for DJs and the Adobe Master Collection for everything else.
The new LiveBook A2 is available directly from the Rain Custom Shop and will soon be available at Rain Authorized Dealers like AMS, Amazon.com, Guitar Center and Best Buy.
More info available at www.RainComputers.com/livebook-a2.