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Okay so a coworker of mine has gotten a promotion of sorts to get a laptop and do some graphical design work. Nothing crazy just putting together some portfolio material and design some 2d stuff for advertisements on the fly.

What kind of power would be solid for this kind of work? I was thinking an i3 with a 5k series discrete? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Checked out a list of "Top Laptops for 2011" and this one came up in the right price range I was looking for.

What do you think?



Ugh, meant to edit not post again, sorry.
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Unfortunetly I can't vouche for how much better integrated graphics versus a lower end card will do, I have on the other hand tried using my laptop which hosts an i3 and integrated, 330M though, but I can say it doesn't perform nearly fast enough to make it viable for work, in CS3 it is slow, forget CS4 and above, but I have little knowledge in the area just putting in 2cents.
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Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
Unfortunetly I can't vouche for how much better integrated graphics versus a lower end card will do, I have on the other hand tried using my laptop which hosts an i3 and integrated, 330M though, but I can say it doesn't perform nearly fast enough to make it viable for work, in CS3 it is slow, forget CS4 and above, but I have little knowledge in the area just putting in 2cents.
That actually helps a lot. Now I know I'd have to go for a higher end i3 at the least. I am curious how the i5's might do. I might just have to go for a discrete but I know it will cost me a bit more.
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I just don't think integrated may be enough for 3D work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Neokolzia View Post
I just don't think integrated may be enough for 3D work.
Oh, no its only 2d work. Nothing so sophisticated as 3D. I personally have no experience in art at all so I may take this over to another section to look for recommended requirements for that software.
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