Hi everyone! Thanks in advance for your support and opinions. I am looking for specific information regardingthe efficiency of Photoshop CS5 dependent on CPU and Memory.
I am an avid Photoshop user, a fine art photogrpaher creating ultra large prints with file sizes up to 1 GB (most common file sizes are 300MB). I have used as low as 2GB with the first Pentium dual core processor in a desktop and I am now looking at laptops to use while working in South America. I have found two computers that seem to fit my budget and needs but differ in hardware.
First is an HP DV6-6145DX6 ruinning the new Quad Core AMD Processor (A8-3500m) with 8gb of RAM with the integrated AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics card.
The second is an Acer U56E-BBL6 running the 2nd generation Intel i5-2410 with 6gb of RAM. The Asus has an "integrarted" graphics card. I don't fully understand this, but it seems that the graphics are a UMA- shared with Intel's chipset?
It seems that it's obvious the intel chip is far faster, but this is compared with the same RAM and is a slightly different processor.
So, please let me know what you call think about going with an HP with more memory, good graphics hardware but a slower processor for computing (knowiong it's better than the intel for 3D usage which I do not game on or use); or if the Asus is a better setup with a faster processor but less RAM and an inferior graphics setup.
Which do you think will be better, stronger, faster for my usage on Photoshop CS5? I am willing to also consider the differences between manufactures due to being removed from tech and other support while in South America.
Thank you all for the help and I apologize if I have incorrectly described something- it is the lack of knowledge that brings me to this point to begin with.