« on: August 14, 2014, 03:37:19 PM »
Hi everyone! With my crazy schedule, I typically purchase a very high-end laptop and edit using it (since I've gotta be mobile). My current model is a powerful ASUS which is in their Republic of Gamers lineup. I've forgotten the actual #, but it's only 1 year old as of now. I have had no problems with the ability to handle my editing needs, and the monitor (sometimes bashed as the weak point of Asus and their laptop lineup) has been good for me once I purchased/used the Spyder Pro 4.
Here's my question: I'm getting a new laptop soon, but the specs I'm looking at are the high-end gaming ones. I guess my question is this: Is it overkill? Should I be looking at a particular linup of laptops which someone here's had good success with? I like having the newest stuff, but I don't wanna buy a gaming system which I'll never game on.
Oh, and Photography only. No video, or plans to go that direction.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
I'm not looking to get flambé-ed, but I do hear this often from my windows buds where they tout how much cheaper their PC laptop is compared to a Mac, only to need to replace a year or two later because of "issues". I have a 2011 i7 refurbished with a 17" screen and a SSD, and it still flies! I'm not advocating getting a Mac but just askin'
What I would suggest is:
1) put an ssd in the cd drive and get large capacity HD or use the current included drive.
2) move your current in progress files to the ssd. This gives you speed for your current projects while the standard HD gives you capacity.
3) for photography editing, get 16GB, an i7 processor and as large a screen as you can get. 17" and above. If your current machine has these specs then just get an SSD.
4) If you get a new PC, immediately erase the drive and do a clean install of windows. This is to clear the bloatware that all pc's come with.