I'm planning to purchase a laptop to run either Battery 3 or EZ Drummer. Does it matter if I get a MacBook or a Windows laptop running Vista? Is 2 GB of RAM enough? Any recommendations for MIDI interface and sound card? Also, I know EZ Drummer requires a host application, but I'm still not clear if Battery can run standalone or if it needs a host application, too.
My current TD-12 module has no latency issues with my Zap; if I get the right hardware, can I expect the same response from either Battery or EZ Drummer? Finally, does anyone feel strongly enough about either of the two to recommend one over the other? I've checked out all the demo kits on both websites and they both sound great. I would give Battery the edge there, but not by that much. EZ Drummer seems easier to configure, but it comes with a lot of pre-configured great sounding kits.
I know that's a lot of questions, but any advice/info would be much appreciated. Thanks.