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Lap top recommendations

geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 7:54PM
After about 10 years the current lap top, after a few re installs is I think getting close to the end (regular blue screens etc etc) Sad

So your recommendations please.

Budget max 600 Will Run Adobe LR and PS as an away from home comp and the usual internet stuff.Would like 17" but seems to be much more choice in 15"

All comments appreciated

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mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 8:12PM
I have a Dell studio 15 with 4GBP RAM and i3 processor which runs LR and PS Elements.
At that price, if you want to use the laptop for a lot of processing you may want to go for processor/RAM rather than screen size.
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 8:21PM
Yip have to agree although the bigger screen is appealing it's not a must,and I'm not a dell fan after the problems I've seen mates have.
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 Nov 2012 10:30PM
I popped over to Venice for a 3-day photo shoot and, when I got back tonight I discovered that my wife had bought herself an Apple Macbook Air in a Black Friday sale.

Aaaaargh!!!!! I had warned her umpteen times about Apples - but it does seem quite good (if ridiculously expensive compared to PC-based laptops).

marsh145 9 22 England
25 Nov 2012 10:36PM
I always used a PC laptop when I was working...then got a mac as a birthday/retirement present. I wouldn't go back!!
jayx90 6 8 Australia
25 Nov 2012 11:22PM
i think i3 processor will be fine just upgrade the ram (8gb) at least
that should do it fine..my pc desktop run g850 cpu 8gb of high end ram(apache) 9800gt gpu and a good harddrive
it process video and photos quite fast
the i3 will be fine dont go AMD laptop just my choice
studioline 8 72 4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 3:18PM
Look into the hp range of laptops. You can get them second hand but some have dual drives. I removed one drive and put in a ssd and the keep the other as a regular drive. The thing flies.
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
26 Nov 2012 3:35PM

Quote:Look into the hp range of laptops

HP ....LOL worse reputation than Dell.....Sad

If you want a proper decent laptop, With minimal bloatware and decent spec/performance, Check out the Intel i5 powered options from " Lenovo " or " Asus ", Preferably Lenovo.

If you did not know, Lenovo is what used to be " IBM " before IBM sold that side of things to Lenovo.

With your budget you should get a super lappy that will do all you need and more......Smile Grin .

Quote:discovered that my wife had bought herself an Apple Macbook Air in a Black Friday sale

Perhaps she is trying to tell you something......Grin But have to agree a Macbook thing is just a waste of money, But you know what Apple buyers say, " If You Got It " Flaunt It " .... Makes no odds if its any good or not....Tongue

mshulver1 7 20 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 6:48PM
On that budget you'll be able to get an Intel i5 processor probably at least 6gb of ram and a big hard drive. The i5 processors have some boost technology which seems to work, I have a hp g6 was cheap at the time so I got it but I the keyboard is a not amazing quality, but is super fast.
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 7:05PM
Thanks all

Have bought from Novatech before, Bundles for myself and work desk tops and have had good service, any one had experience of their laptops

This caught my eye

Good spec and no OS so can load myself and stear clear of bloatware
studioline 8 72 4 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 7:16PM
Swear by HP dual drives. Great screen and 13 second boot from off. Also almost instant everything. I have to admit I have a windows 7 fresh install on this one.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
27 Nov 2012 3:37PM
if you going for a dell , look here i have had three laptops from there.
Camairish 12 1.4k Scotland
28 Nov 2012 10:23PM
I've just bought a Toshiba with 6GB RAM and an i5 processor and it runs LR 4 & Elements etc no problems. Unfortunately this model only came with Windows 8 so I'm doing a bit of re-learning but I'll get there.
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
29 Nov 2012 6:58AM
Thanks all
Parcel force status loaded for delivery for todayGrin
Tonight will be mostly OS & program install with lots of settings and restarts I suppose

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