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May 1, 2010 9:44:26 PM

I have a problem to choose between the following laptops :

1) Sony E series : VPCEB16FG :
- ATi radeon 5650 gfx card (1 GB)
- i3 processor (2.13 GHz)

2) Dell Studio 15
- ATi radeon 4570 gfx card (512 MB)
- i7 processor (1.6 GHz turbo boost upto 2.8 GHz)

Which of the above would be a better choice provided my preferences are maily designing (adobe illustrator, aftereffects, photoshop , autodesk 3ds max <animation software>) ;

Should I prefer a high end gfx card like the 5650 or should i go for the i7 ?

Plz help

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May 1, 2010 10:07:55 PM

If need you for animation software, go with better GPU definitely.
But better find something with better CPU of i3. Something in middle, example with i5 and 5570........good luck.
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May 1, 2010 10:11:52 PM

none of your uses are gfx card dependant . The gfx card drives the image to the screen but plays no part in image rendering which is a cpu intensive task

If you are using 3ds max to render then you need the most powerful CPU you can get
Buy a desktop instead , but if that cant work then go i7
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May 1, 2010 10:20:10 PM

Outlander is in right, don't go with Sony. Maybe have better GPU but CPU is poor for animation and 3d design.
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May 1, 2010 10:20:34 PM

1) Sony E series : VPCEB16FG :
- ATi radeon 5650 gfx card (1 GB)
- i3 processor
(2.13 GHz)

Don't buy a dell go with the sony!My daughter bought 2 dells both had to be sent back,had bad optical drives!
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May 1, 2010 10:28:31 PM

Yes, but i3 cpu is not enought to finish that work. Maybe Sony is better brend, but have poor cpu.
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May 1, 2010 10:32:18 PM

Whatever you do stay away from the dells and i3's are still quick cpus!
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May 1, 2010 10:32:56 PM

The sony gfx card is way better!
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May 1, 2010 10:47:33 PM

Hmm, this puts me in a state of confusion :D 
I ve heard that Dell gives problems, many of my friends said that.

But performance wise, since 3ds max ran on comp's with entry level gfx cards, i guess a high-end card need not be a compulsion (other than for hard-core gaming, which I ain't interested in)
So I guess processor power should be more preferred.
Guys tell me if this decision would be allright.

:) 
thanx for the replies, they've been of a great help :) 
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May 1, 2010 10:56:13 PM

kghedriu said:
Hmm, this puts me in a state of confusion :D 
I ve heard that Dell gives problems, many of my friends said that.

But performance wise, since 3ds max ran on comp's with entry level gfx cards, i guess a high-end card need not be a compulsion (other than for hard-core gaming, which I ain't interested in)
So I guess processor power should be more preferred.
Guys tell me if this decision would be allright.

:) 
thanx for the replies, they've been of a great help :) 



Thats correct.
gfx power is NOT what you need for your usage , and even if it was then a gaming gfx chip is not the ideal set up for rendering . The i7 is the better cpu choice .

The quality of the Dell computers I have seen is fine .
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May 1, 2010 11:01:02 PM

You can't find something in middle? becouse one is with better GPU, another one with better CPU.
Even Dell have 512mb GPU....

Try find some in middle...... Don't hury, take look for another spec.............
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May 1, 2010 11:05:42 PM

@Outlander_04 :

Thanx a ton :) 
I guess i got my query solved =)

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May 1, 2010 11:06:01 PM

Best answer selected by kghedriu.
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May 1, 2010 11:09:07 PM

@misko:

I've found something in the middle too, like a 5650 HD with i5 processor, but its a bit out of my budget range, and even if I were to take that extra step , I guess outlander made it clear that what I need is not a gfx based app. , its more about the cpu.. so I guess I should probably go with it. I'll wait for a few more specs though before I finalise :) 

Thanx for the concern =)
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May 1, 2010 11:12:23 PM

ok, then good luck...
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