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Rain Delivers a New LiveBook

A2 offers Intel quad-core processor and 15.6-inch screen

Rain Computers has introduced the next iteration of its LiveBook laptop computer, the LiveBook A2. Rain specializes in computers for audio and video production.

The laptop starts with an Intel Core i7 quad core processor, with speeds up to 2.5 GHz. Rain offers up to 16 GB in RAM on the LiveBook A2. There are several hard drive options: 500 GB of 750 GB 7200 rpm SATA II traditional disk drive or 256 GB or 512 GB SATA III solid-state drive. A StormDrive dual layer CD/DVD writer drive is also part of the package.

Other goodies include USB 2.0/3.0 ports, a built-in media card reader (SD, MMC and MMS), an HDMI-out, a Kensington LockPort, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transceivers. The LCD screen is a large 15.6 inches.

On the software side it ships with Windows 7. Rain Computer configurations are test for compatibility with Avid Pro Tools and many Adobe creative package products. Price starts at $1,599.