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July 23, 2008 5:38:47 PM


Hi. . .

I am a graphic designer and i use photoshop more .

I want to buy laptop (Dell) for graphic design , please help me for buying it ...

I design large format and i want that editing photo be fast .

More about : graphic design

July 23, 2008 6:05:05 PM

Make sure you get a 7200RPM hard drive. You also want a good fast processor - something like a T9300. What's your budget?
July 24, 2008 6:34:51 AM

1) What is your budget?
up to 1,500$

2) What size notebook would you prefer?
Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen


4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
I want dell

5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
Graphic design with photoshop

6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
both of them

7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
no

8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
not important


10) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista), Mac OS, Linux, etc.
not important (xp or vista)


11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer?

WSXGA+ - 1680x1050; Wider viewing version of SXGA, good for movie viewing or spreadsheets.


12) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen?
i prefer matte/non-glossy because i think it is better for graphic design


Build Quality and Design

13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
no

14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
2 years


Notebook Components

15) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 500GB?
200GB with high rpm

16) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
CDRW/DVD-ROM

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July 24, 2008 6:48:48 AM

cjl said:
Make sure you get a 7200RPM hard drive. You also want a good fast processor - something like a T9300. What's your budget?



Are you graphic designer ?
Could you tell me cpu details of cpu ?(FSB,Cache, . . .)
Could you tell me which gaphic card is good for me, Geforce or Quadro ?
July 24, 2008 6:51:25 AM

cjl said:
Make sure you get a 7200RPM hard drive. You also want a good fast processor - something like a T9300. What's your budget?



Are you graphic designer ?
Could you tell me cpu details of cpu ?(FSB,Cache, . . .)
Could you tell me which gaphic card is good for me, Geforce or Quadro ?
July 24, 2008 6:51:56 AM

Well, here's a $1800 XPS M1530 configuration that would do quite nicely:

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Dell XPS M1530

SYSTEM COLOR Tuxedo Black edit
PROCESSOR Intel® Core%u2122 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1 edit
LCD AND CAMERA Full HD, widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1920x1200) & 2.0 MP Camera edit
MEMORY 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms) edit
HARD DRIVE Speed: 250GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor edit
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) edit
VIDEO CARD 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS edit
WIRELESS CARDS Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery edit
SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0 edit
FINGERPRINT SCANNER Finger Print Reader XPS M1530 edit


For less money ($1325), this would be a bit slower but still work out quite well:

Quote:

Dell Studio 15

SYSTEM COLOR Tuxedo Black edit
PROCESSOR Intel® Core%u2122 2 Duo T5750 (2.0GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1 edit
LCD AND CAMERA Full Hi Definition, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD (1920x1200) & 2.0 M edit
MEMORY 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms) edit
HARD DRIVE Speed: 160GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor edit
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) edit
VIDEO CARD 128MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8400M GS edit
WIRELESS CARDS Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card edit
BATTERY OPTIONS 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery edit
SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0 edit
FINGERPRINT SCANNER Finger Print Reader XPS M1530 edit


As for my occupation, no I am not a graphic designer, but I use Photoshop fairly often, and these configurations would do quite nicely. Graphics card is largely irrelevant for what you are doing, so out of those choices, I would get a Geforce (as indicated in the configurations) simply because they tend to be cheaper. For processor, the faster and larger cache the better, as this is one of the larger limiting factors in Photoshop. You have to decide how much money is worth it though. The other thing I would make sure to do is get at least 2 GB of RAM.
July 24, 2008 7:29:01 AM

I'd get an HP DV9700t. Since you're going to be using photoshop get the upgraded dual hard drive option, that way you can smoothly run Vista on one drive and allow you to install and run photoshop on the other. Just create a program files folder on the other drive as well.

Even with only 2gb of ram you'll be able to work on some high res files without the fear of photoshop tying up system resources.... I know because that's what I've been using!
July 24, 2008 7:32:22 AM

oh, and if you're not going to be gaming or using the notebook to stream onto your tv at home through hdmi I wouldn't waste the money in a graphics card upgrade. The intel gma x3100 on board video graphics is surprisingly powerful.

Again, photoshop is more reliant on ram and hard disk reading/writing.
July 24, 2008 4:41:21 PM


Thanks . . .

what is your idea about Dell d830 vs XPS 1530 ?

which one is better ?

I saw D830 that was like above configuration but its Graphic card was Quadro NVS 256MB , Now you help me that which of those i buy ?


Both of them have same cost (1,500$) .
July 24, 2008 5:46:08 PM

The D830 is a nice system too. Either one would be a good buy, honestly.
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July 25, 2008 4:52:59 AM

The D830 is geared more towards the professional types. It's very plain and not flashy (no funky colors like the XPS). You also won't be able to game on that Quadro very well, if you do any at all.

The Latitudes are very sturdy and durable, my HS bought a bunch of these (older 820s) for the students to use as a mobile computer center.

As long as it has a decent CPU for what you need either will be fine. You just need to decide if you want your laptop to look more professional.
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