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what's a good laptop for the money--she doesn't game but plans to learn Dreamweaver VB, Photoshop on it...

Thanks in advance...
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post #2 of 11
CyberpowerPC make great laptops and you can build one to suit your budget.

A friend owns one for gaming and it is great.

Also for those programs go atleast 1 gig of memory.
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Isn't the Turion based on the 64 Technolagy?
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post #4 of 11
Deffintily get a MAC for that kind of opertations, but if not i suggest a 100GB HDD, intel M...and at least 1gb of ram...
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post #5 of 11
Photoshop is a resource hog. She won't be happy on a cheap machine.
She would need a 5400Rpm 80Gb HD or more, minimum 500Mb Ram.
Make sure there is a real video setup inside, avoid video that shares your ram.

Other than that I'm not sure it matters what brand you get. (including Apple)
Whatever she is comfortable with.
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post #6 of 11
www.Sagernotebook.com

I have one, and another one the way. The BEST laptops. And, will not put too much of a dent in your wallet.
post #7 of 11
Don't get a hp or compaq. I fix those the most at my work by far
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Thanks to You All--I have passed it along...
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post #9 of 11
15" Powerbook (yes, powerbook. those MacBook Pros are having some Rev. 1 problems.)
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post #10 of 11
No get the Mac Book Pro those things are so powerful and you can boot with windows woth it ....i mean its a win win....well if you want a mac..... but they will do everything she wants...
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