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Will the Dell Studio XPS 16 be able to run Photoshop or Maya?

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
May 4, 2010 6:31:43 PM

I am trying to find a good laptop for running programs like Photoshop, Maya or 3D studio max. I believe this laptop should work, but I wanted to make sure before I buy it. I'm on a low budget if you can't already tell.

Also, is it a good deal or am I being robbed? Thank you!

$1,049 - Dell Studio XPS 16

PROCESSOR NEW 2010 Intel® Core™ i5-430M (2.26GHz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53Ghz, 3M cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium Edition edit
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 1 Year Basic Service Plan edit
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 edit
HD DISPLAY Edge-to-Edge HD+ Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1600x900) W/2.0 MP edit
HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive edit
BATTERY 9-cell Battery edit
SOUND OPTIONS Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled edit
INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVE Slot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write) edit
PROCESSOR Studio XPS 16 Notebook
WIRELESS CARDS Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card

1_What is your budget? $900 - $1100

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Doesn't matter.

3_What screen resolution do you want? 1600x900

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Something that can sit with me on the couch.

5_How much battery life do you need? Not important

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? Age of Empires III Medium, Oblivion (Would be nice if it could run high)

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Photoshop, Maya, 3D Studio max, possibly zbrush.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? Not important.

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 5 years +

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM/Writer

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I don't do Apple, they seem over priced even if they are nice systems. I have always had good service from Dell.

13_What country do you live in? USA

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I really just want it for Photoshop and Age of Empires III
May 5, 2010 12:45:26 PM

Ouch checked the link the same day at 7:30AM and no more are available :(  Thanks though, any other help?