Any suggestions for a laptop?


caj26

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 14:34
Looking for a laptop that will cope with Lightroom and Photoshop. Any suggestions appreciated.

spinno

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 14:45
How much can you afford
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caj26

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 14:54
Good question, I don't want o spend more than 500 but I do have leeway [ I have to buy lightroom as well]

50mpCMOS

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 17:35
PC version of a laptop OR Apple/Mac product?

Have Eurocom 12 core laptop server here; most of my other products are tri-boot were permitted.

Gwyn

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:22
50mpCMOS wrote:
PC version of a laptop OR Apple/Mac product?

Have Eurocom 12 core laptop server here; most of my other products are tri-boot were permitted.

For 500 pounds I would suggest it will be a Windows laptop. What screen size do you want?

Check out Amazon for their Black Friday deals.

50mpCMOS

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:32
I would concur with Gwen on the "almost need for Windows" at that price point and all.

I would also evaluate ones price point in general. Consider that there are actual upgradeable laptops on the market. They are rare, a bit pricier even to start out with, but are really worth every penny in the end.

90%++ of all laptops on the market are not repairable for any reasonable amount of money; regardless if they happen to be covered by any type of warranty

caj26

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:34
Well my other half is saying "Spend more" what do you think? Apple? Which is the upgrade able ones? Thanks.

50mpCMOS

Link Posted 28/11/2014 - 18:42
Eurocom offers upgradeable laptops. It is to my understanding that even Eurocoms most entry level laptop is still fully upgradeable on almost all of it's internal components. Companies such as Xidax have also offer upgradeable laptops; although that particular company (Xidax) is one of the highest priced names on the market.

On a side note though... I have a Xidax which generates at least one BitCoin a month. So if anyone wants to trade, drop me a note

SteveEveritt

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 17:34
You want to cram as much RAM in it as you can afford, and I'd use an SSD hard drive in the laptop for speed and put your catalogues on an external disk with all you photos.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 17:55

McGregNi

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 19:16
I use a Samsung laptop and it has performed faultlessly for nearly 3 years now, and it does get a good workout as I also use it for HD video editing and rendering, which is processor and RAM intensive. It cost about 460, it is Win 7 64bit, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb hard disk, AMD A10 Quad Core processor.

More than enough power for photos, and perfectly OK for HD video rendering as well. I use Sony Vegas movie studio 13 (64 bit) and it cranks out HD video outputs of about 10 minutes in about 1.5 hours. I would certainly recommend the Samsung brand for a laptop based on my experience so far.
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gtis

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 19:30
Samsung are to stop selling laptops in Europe
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Last Edited by gtis on 29/11/2014 - 19:30

cabstar

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 19:51
Most laptops are the same the biggest difference is the support. My dealings with Samsung have been very poor and that was with a 1500 samsung laptop.

Toshiba wanted me to return my laptop in new packaging, couldn't use the original box, at my own expense to replace a faulty space bar,

Dell sent a courier with a peli case next day to collect laptop and replaced a faulty screen and returned it within 48 hours.

I know who I would buy a windows machine from again, but I doubt I would ever go back to windows now I'm all Apple.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 19:57
I guess you get what you pay for .... Dell are a bit more pricey for equivilent specs I think ... ? I got my Samsung at a budget online price, but I have been lucky with it so far.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 29/11/2014 - 20:45
McGregNi wrote:
I use a Samsung laptop and it has performed faultlessly for nearly 3 years now, and it does get a good workout as I also use it for HD video editing and rendering, which is processor and RAM intensive. It cost about 460, it is Win 7 64bit, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb hard disk, AMD A10 Quad Core processor

Think I have the same one and agree
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