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Press Release
January 13 2012
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Introduces Laptop Pro Audio Computer Solutions
-- Audio-optimized Mobile Windows Computers for Location and Remote Applications

Fort Wayne, IN, December 12, 2011 - Sweetwater, the third-largest music instrument and pro audio retailer in the nation, proudly introduces Windows laptop computer systems designed for professional audio and music creation.

For years, Sweetwater has been seeking a portable Windows solution to fill the needs of audio engineers and musicians. Of course, there have been Windows laptops in the past but the quality was never up to Sweetwater's high standards for creating real audio sessions and music on the go. The solution: running Windows on Apple Macbook laptop computers. Apple's Macbooks are proven as a no-compromise solution for running Windows. These laptops are being used for Windows applications in situations ranging from boardrooms and professional offices to homes and schools - and as a bonus, of course, they also run the Macintosh OS X operating system and all Mac applications flawlessly.

Apple's Macbook laptop computers feature light weight, portability, lots of power, tons of storage, and the ability to run any Windows music/audio applications required, including SONAR, Cubase, Reason, Pro Tools, Live, Sound Forge, and more. All audio and music creation programs run perfectly on the Apple Macbooks using Windows.

If loads of connectivity and expandability are required in a Windows laptop, Sweetwater's System One, featuring the Apple MacBook Pro, is the solution. This system offers USB and FireWire ports, expandable RAM, the ability to add a bigger hard drive, connectivity for an audio interface - whatever is needed, there's a port that allows users to plug straight in with a MacBook Pro and get right to work with Windows applications.

For maximum portability, Sweetwater's System Two, based around the Apple MacBook Air, is the answer. This computer weighs less than three pounds, yet it has all the power necessary to run Windows audio and music applications. In fact, there are no moving parts in the MacBook Air, so it may be the ultimate portable laptop computer solution for Windows.

When a System One or System Two portable laptop solution is purchased from Sweetwater for Windows use, it arrives fully configured and ready to go right out of the box. Windows is pre-installed - when the user boots up, the computer launches right into Windows - and it also comes with a suite of very useful productivity programs, including a digital track sheet, music and audio utilities and test files, a collection of test tones, applications for diagnostics and security - everything necessary to ensure the computer is ready to go. All the user must do is load his or her audio/music programs onto it.

Sweetwater's System One and System Two laptop computer solutions use the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. Every System One and System Two includes Apple's standard warranty, plus Sweetwater's world-famous free technical support.
Detailed information about System One and System Two laptop computers is available at www.sweetwater.com.

According to Sweetwater founder and President Chuck Surack, "With the overwhelming success of our rackmount and desktop Creation Station Windows computers, our customers have been demanding a portable solution of the same quality for their remote and location recording/music production needs. With the combination of cutting-edge Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers, Windows 7, and all of the optimizations and support our team provides, we feel that we have created the ultimate mobile audio computers with System One and System Two."
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