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Regarding performance obviously.
I'm looking for a laptop for graphical design work, InDesign, Illustrator and maybe some occasional Photoshop and Premiere editing.
That's basically the main use for it, but what do these programs require, my belief was always that they liked much memory and fast processors, no?
Does the GPU play any important role here, and are there any caps in memory of CPU speed e.g. that I should not go over, and most importantly quad or dual core?

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Edited by naikee - 3/15/12 at 3:29pm
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there are some features photoshop can use if you have a dedicated graphics card. I can't speak for the other products, but PS is more memory than CPU.. but it still could benefit from a decent one.
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premiere likes GPU acceleration. the rest like lots of memory. i use the CS5 and 5.5 suite, indesign, illustrator, PS on both of my rigs in the sig(one has a gtx460 other is iGPU). seems like those 3 couldnt care less about having a gpu.
 
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GPU isnt really needed for Illustrator and InDesign.
Mostly CPU and lots of memory if your doing high quality prints and work. GPU can help but I'm on a HD3200/Athlon X2 1.9ghz and 3GB DDR2 on my laptop and it runs illustrator and Photoshop just fine.
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Photoshop and Premier Pro are both able to use GPU acceleration, BUT only with nvidia cards! And only certain ones at that....

Their Mercury Playback Engine is accelerated by CUDA, see the following page for what GPU's are supported natively...

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html

(There is a way to hack a card into being on that list and have it sort of work.... but there are glitches)


See this forum post for a discussion on the topic: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3377595



Aside from the GPU acceleration, LOTS and LOTS of RAM...... like 16GB or more if your motherboard can support it.....


This is the nvidia page talking about photoshop: http://www.nvidia.com/object/adobe_photoshop.html
This is a toms hardware review of that type of stuff and benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adobe-cs5-cuda-64-bit,2770.html

Also as far as cpu stuff goes, having Hyper-Threading Disabled gives significantly better performance from adobe products... before CS5. With CS5 there is no negative....
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Originally Posted by rush2049 View Post

Aside from the GPU acceleration, LOTS and LOTS of RAM...... like 16GB or more if your motherboard can support it.....
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OP is looking for a laptop. But yeah multiple Adobe programs running you can easily chew up that RAM. I have 8 and its not enough at times XD
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