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Hi I am trying to choose a laptop for a friend of mine. She wants it for her university (Graphic Design School). She will be using:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

and other designing tools.

I have found this sweet deal.

I have also found these laptops (800 - 1000 euro and 1080p resolution)

Scool teachers told her to buy a laptop with 1600x900 resolution, 4GB RAM and 1GB VRAM.

Well first off I told her to buy with 1920x1080 resolution and I found that sweet deal which has 1080p, 6GB of RAM and 2GB VRAM and only 788 euro.

My questions are:

  1. Is DELL any good? The deal I found is for a DELL laptop but it's a really good deal (here in Greece)
  2. Do you have something else to recommend to me from the list?

I would prefer it if you recomended based on the scroutz.gr site that I gave you because it has the best prices in Greece. You can check the specs if you click one of the laptops.
Edited by TheByt3 - 10/27/12 at 12:00pm
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bumpity bump
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The deal you found is solid enough. It'll do nicely. The 7730M is about as powerful as a GTX 460M but draws about half the power, if that, allowing it better battery life.

The CPU is plenty powerful and the RAM amount is good enough. Though I'm curious as to what the person in question will be using those applications for...

I imagine they list those specifications just because the PC needs to be responsive enough and not lag during presentations or schoolwork, to which it'll easily keep up.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

The deal you found is solid enough. It'll do nicely. The 7730M is about as powerful as a GTX 460M but draws about half the power, if that, allowing it better battery life.
The CPU is plenty powerful and the RAM amount is good enough. Though I'm curious as to what the person in question will be using those applications for...
I imagine they list those specifications just because the PC needs to be responsive enough and not lag during presentations or schoolwork, to which it'll easily keep up.

Well she is being taught how to be a Graphic Designer that's why she needs those applications. Also they are taught about web designing
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Well she is being taught how to be a Graphic Designer that's why she needs those applications. Also they are taught about web designing

Good stuff. It'll do nicely. smile.gif
     
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