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« on: June 07, 2011, 09:14 »
I usually work with graphics  - mostly with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop new versions. A little bit with adobe flash. I'm looking for new laptop. i'm interested in this one:

How do You think - is it powerfull enough? will it work well with earlier mentioned programs. Even when artworks i'm working with are quite complex?
My budget for this computer is very limited, so i'm not looking at more expensive computers than this one :)

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 09:42 »
it seems powerful enough

since it says memory up to 8 GB I guess it's worth getting 8 GB

and it has 2 hard drives options: traditional and solid state; each has its advantages, check carefully

can't help about adobe programs because I'm a CorelDraw user

anyway, do you really need a laptop because you're using it on the move?
I can't do any serious work on a laptop
you can get a desktop for less

« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 10:48 »
How about a Macbook pro????


« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 14:21 »
Make sure you get one with a nice screen, the macbook's do look very nice.

« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 16:22 »
+1 for macbook pro. I just got one a few months ago (I've been a PC user for over 25 years). They are absolutely unbelievable in terms of simplicity and performance. It opens up multiple 21 mpix photos almost instantly. My next desktop is going to be a mac as well. You always hear about the mac "fan boys", well, I'm a recent convert. Once you try it you won't look back.

« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 17:21 »
I would be cautious with Dell, where I work we use Dell exclusively, and in the last year it seems there quality standards have slipped.  We don't buy the low end laptops, more of the mid and desktop replacement power machines, and have had an increasing problem with parts like motherboards failing.  Our IT folks seem to think Dell has changed their 'mindset" to make it good enough to last until it is off warranty, unlike 5 years ago, when their hardware was considered almost bullet proof.

« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 18:40 »
Ibarn, your comments may explain why my 2 year old Dell desktop is slowly dying. The onboard sound went first about 6 months ago, then the onboard video two months ago. I fixed both problems by adding new cards. More recently it stopped booting properly. Its just a question of time before it fails completely. I'm not replacing anymore parts. My previous desktop lasted close to 8 years and I replaced it because it couldn't run the software not because it failed. I could just have gotten a lemon but don't intend to buy another one.

« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 20:13 »
Go for studio xps 15 with intel i7 or i5 processor. Also to increase the graphic performance add nVidia Card to 1gb with a definitely Full HD display. good luck  ;)


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