Buying a Laptop

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by theadore » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:41 am

Thanks - will give that a whirl.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:56 pm

Not buying a laptop, but buying (or building) a new photoshop machine.

I've been asking around industry friends and reading up online, and opinion seems to be split about whether to get a 64GB ssd for a dedicated scratch disk or load up on enough Ram instead. (16gb is the minimum I'll need anyway, so upwards of 24Gbs)

I've found a decent Dell for about £850 which has the following spec:

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
24GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (6GBx4)
2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
256GB mSATA Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD R9 270 2GB GDDR5
HDMI port
8 USB ports (2 on front)
Wifi and Bluetooth
1000's of card reader slots.

I have an inkling that I could probably build a similar machine for under 700 quid but would be grateful for any of the IT guys on here advice.

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by RoryoftheRovers » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:42 pm

Gibbon wrote:Not buying a laptop, but buying (or building) a new photoshop machine.

I've been asking around industry friends and reading up online, and opinion seems to be split about whether to get a 64GB ssd for a dedicated scratch disk or load up on enough Ram instead. (16gb is the minimum I'll need anyway, so upwards of 24Gbs)

I've found a decent Dell for about £850 which has the following spec:

4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 processor (8M Cache, up to 4.0 GHz)
24GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (6GBx4)
2TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
256GB mSATA Solid State Drive
AMD Radeon HD R9 270 2GB GDDR5
HDMI port
8 USB ports (2 on front)
Wifi and Bluetooth
1000's of card reader slots.

I have an inkling that I could probably build a similar machine for under 700 quid but would be grateful for any of the IT guys on here advice.
Seems a lot of money just to fool old school friends on Facebook...

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:13 pm

:¬D

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