Purchasing A New Laptop
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:40 AM
When I purchased my current laptop, I was not digital scrapbooking. I would love my new machine to be able to handle CS4 (I currently use CS3) and other apps open at the same time.
What specs should I look for? I am not up on all of the computer jargon...ram, memory, etc.
I want to do this right, so I what the BIG DADDY laptop! lol
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!
Posted 19 October 2009 - 10:48 AM
I would recommend at least 4 G RAM. That should handle CS4 and other programs open at the same time. Of course, more RAM is always better.
I got an HP with 4 G RAM and a 17" screen last March. I love it. It weighs quite a bit, but I've traveled with it a couple of times now and it doesn't slow me down. The cute little 10" screen laptops with look very inviting, but I wanted the large screen for scrapbooking.
I think I have a 320 G harddrive on it, but that is plenty since I keep my scrapbooking stuff on an EHD that I can take from my desktop to laptop.
Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:41 AM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:48 AM
i suggest 4g as well. if you go anymore than this, youll end up with a 64 bit OS. which means youll need to make sure any programs you plan on running will be ok in 64 bit. (most are)
a quad core (i prefer asus, but intels are good too.)
the least thing id be concerned about is hard drive space. most of us end up using externals anyway dont we, b/c we have so many goodies
Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:46 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 04:22 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:33 PM
I would recommend waiting a few days if you can tolerate it. Windows 7 comes out on October 22. That is just 3 days. It is MUCH better than Vista. (I'm currently running it on my desktop.) To me it would be worth getting the laptop with Win7 pre-installed instead of having to go through the effort of upgrading. That's my 2 cents Hope it helps.
Oh, yes, we are definitely waiting for the new Windows. I like to have it factory installed. Thanks Sara!
Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:44 PM
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