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Hi!


As the title says. I'm gonna need it for Adobe Master Collection CS 5/6.


I know it need a rather powerful CPU and a minimum of 4 Gb. RAM.


I found these two:


Acer Aspire 5552G 15.6" - most expensive

Specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II N950 / 2.1 GHz - 4 cores - 2 Mb. cache
Chipset: AMD M880G
RAM: 2x2 Gb. 1066 Mhz. (max. 8 Gb.)
HDD: 640 Gb. 5400rpm
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6650, 1 Gb. DDR3
Battery: 6-cell approx. 2.5 hours


Price: $1050



HP Probook 4525s 15.6" - "the inbetweener"

Specs:

CPU: AMD Phenom II P860 / 2 GHz - 3 cores - 2 Mb. cache
Chipset: AMD M880G
RAM: 2x2 Gb. 1066 Mhz. (max. 8 Gb.)
HDD: 320 Gb. 7200rpm
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 HyperMemory 512 Mb.
Battery: 6-cell approx. 3.5 hours


Price: $950



Lenovo Ideapad Z560 15.6" - cheapest

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5 460M / 2.53 GHz - 2 cores - 3 Mb. Cache
Chipset: Mobile Intel HM55 Express
RAM: 2x2 Gb. 1066 Mhz. (max. 8 Gb.)
HDD: 500 Gb. 5400rpm
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 1 Gb.
Battery: 6-cell approx. 3.5 hours


Price: $860



!DANISH PRICES! - canNOT buy outside of Denmark.




So you notebook gurus - help me choose


Thanks!



EDIT: Prices
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 4/4/11 at 1:12pm
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How much is the Phenom II quad notebook? And you said you found two yet posted three... >.>
     
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heres and msi one that has the core i5 and 6470m graphics (its about 10% better than the nvidia 310m)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152256

also what is your price range there are some amazing laptops out right now just depends on your price
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Well, you have effectively ranked them in order of performance. The most expensive is the fastest (both cpu and gpu#) by a healthy lead. The middle one is quite near to the last one. Less cores but the i5 has better architecture and the gpus are very similar although the the 5470 is a tiny bit faster.
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There is a guy on the for sale section with a Asus g73 core i7 /5870gpu might want to look at it he just bought another 2 year warranty from newegg and its transferable heres the link

http://www.overclock.net/mobile-comp...re-opened.html

great laptop for the money imo and better than anything you have listed you could even cover the international shipping plus cost for less than some of the ones youve listed
Edited by racer86 - 4/4/11 at 1:17pm
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Between those 3 choices, its hard to believe the little i5 is the cheapest.
It must be non-HT, of course?

And between the 3 choices I am guessing youre price range is around $450-$600?
I would look for an i3 in that range with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HD.
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Originally Posted by racer86 View Post
heres and msi one that has the core i5 and 6470m graphics (its about 10% better than the nvidia 310m)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152256

also what is your price range there are some amazing laptops out right now just depends on your price
Cannot buy outside Denmark. Taxes at toll fees.

You're looking at the price range It's VERY hard to say here in Denmark, because we pay a rather high price for electronics.

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Well, you have effectively ranked them in order of performance. The most expensive is the fastest (both cpu and gpu#) by a healthy lead. The middle one is quite near to the last one. Less cores but the i5 has better architecture and the gpus are very similar although the the 5470 is a tiny bit faster.
Thank you! Well, I knew the Phenom X4 had more cores, but I was wondering if the cache is a bit low for a 4 core CPU?

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Originally Posted by racer86 View Post
There is a guy on the for sale section with a Asus g73 core i7 /5870gpu might want to look at it he just bought another 2 year warranty from newegg and its transferable heres the link

http://www.overclock.net/mobile-comp...re-opened.html

great laptop for the money imo and better than anything you have listed you could even cover the international shipping plus cost for less than some of the ones youve listed
Thanks for the suggestion, but I still cannot buy outside Denmark.
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Between those 3 choices, its hard to believe the little i5 is the cheapest.
It must be non-HT, of course?

And between the 3 choices I am guessing youre price range is around $450-$600?
I would look for an i3 in that range with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HD.
If by HT you mean Hyper-Threading, then yes, it has HT.

My price range? My price range is what you see: $850-$1100, but I still cannot order anything outside Denmark - think I made myself pretty clear on that now

Thought i5 was better than i3?
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ya the core i5 will be a better processor than the i3 and where in denmark are you looking ? Any sites we can look at and help with your decision?

Also i would have to go with the aspire 5552g its the best performing one you have listed by a fair margin. Your going to see quite a bit more out of that one than the other two especialy with what your wanting to do with it.
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ya the core i5 will be a better processor than the i3 and where in denmark are you looking ? Any sites we can look at and help with your decision?

Also i would have to go with the aspire 5552g its the best performing one you have listed by a fair margin. Your going to see quite a bit more out of that one than the other two especialy with what your wanting to do with it.
Yeah, but wouldn't the cache become a problem?

I really got no idea when it comes to notebooks.


But maybe more cores is better in this part of the computer-world


Well, the cheapest place I found laptops are at www.komplett.dk

It's all in Danish.

Notebook is "Bærbar" in Danish.

500 kr. is about $95
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Acer make the best laptops imo mate, got an aspire myself, bloody brill laptop!
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