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Old 08-07-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Looking for a laptop for a technical college that I'm transferring to for graphic design. here are the minimum specs.

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz
15.4 Widescreen display
250GB HD
Wireless Adapter
CD/DVD Burner
256 MD Video card (I prefer to have a NVidia, i have found a few lap tops with most of these specs but was majorly turned off by a radeon or intel graphics card; I haven't ever had a good experience with either brand.)
Windows 7 32/64 bit.
Am hoping to find something like this for below $900, any help will be greatly appreciated, thank y'all!

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:21 AM   #2
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Do you like macs at all? An older mac will suite you just fine, and you should find one with those specs and pricing. It may sound like a cliche but macs are great for graphic design. Personally I think the new macs aren't built for the artist anymore, just the general population, but the ones from like 2007-early 2009 are great. Check out Mac Of All Trades for a good used mac: http://www.macofalltrades.com/

They don't seem to have many laptops as of now, but hold out, they get them in like crazy.

If you don't like Macs, I would go with a Dell Studio or some sort of HP. Those are usually quite reliable and work really well. The HP Tx2 is an awesome tablet but it's small, has a weak graphic card, and is ATI. I oved mine when I had it. I drew everywhere on it. If you want a forum dedicated to helping you find the right laptop, check out here: http://www.notebookreview.com/

Good luck!!

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Old 08-08-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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For $900 you can get a very nice Asus, Toshiba or Sony Vaio with i5 power, 500GB hard drive and 4GB RAM.
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
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For that price, I would stay with HP or Dell's business lines.


Sony and Apple aren't going to be competitive at that price.
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