7200 RPM HDD or Dedicated Graphics for Photoshop CS5 Tags: Photoshop Hard Drives Graphics Laptops Last response: May 11, 2010 10:53 PM in Laptop Tech Support Share atanuray May 8, 2010 2:54:52 PM Hi all, I need help to decide which notebook to buy. My choice is between 1) Compaq CQ62-106TU -- i5 -430M/4 GB DDR3/500 Gb 7200 RPM/Intel HD Graphics --- Price INR. 39,500.00 ($ 878) 2) Acer Aspire 5740G -- i5 -430M /4 GB DDR3/500 Gb 5400 RPM/ 1 GB ATI 5650 or 5470 --- Price INR. 42,000.00 ($ 934) One has 7200 RPM HDD and integrated HD graphics and the other has 5400 RPM HDD and 1 GB dedicated graphics. My main use would be heavy Photoshop CS5 with multiple layers + coreldraw/Illustrator simultaneously. Then multimedia including viewing HD AVC/VC1 through HDMI and occasional games. Any advise will be appreciated. More about : 7200 rpm hdd dedicated graphics photoshop cs5 buwish a b D Laptop May 11, 2010 3:00:08 AM I'd shoot for the dedicated graphics when using Photoshop. I don't think that you'll be too constrained by the 5400 rpm hard drive. m 0 l mibix19 a b D Laptop May 11, 2010 10:53:15 PM Also try for as much system ram as possible. This will help with things like rendering etc. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core i7-2630QM, 8gb ram ddr3, 750gb (7200rpm) hdd, NVIDIA GT540M 2GB graphics... Forum SolvedIs USB 3.0 and thunderbolt useless on a 7200rpm HDD? Forum Solveddo you need to defragment your HDD 1 TB 7200 rpm Forum SolvedChanging from 5600RPM HDD to 7200RPM HDD Forum Solved5400RPM vs 7200RPM HDD for OS Drive Forum SolvedWhat is the real-life difference between 5200 and 7200 HDD RPM? Forum SolvedWhich 7200rpm 2.5inch HDD to get for laptop? Or is SSD the only choice? Forum Solved5400rpm vs 7200rpm HDD for laptop Forum SolvedWill a 300w power supply handle a core i7 processor, 8 gb ram, SSD drive, and 7200 rpm HDD drive? Forum Solvedwill the PS4 support a 7200 rpm hdd Forum SolvedWTB SATA 3.5" 7200rpm HDD 120GB and over ($20 budget) Forum Solvedis a 7200 rpm toshiba a good gaming hdd Forum SolvedMy motherboard has SATA 3 Gb/s ports. (SATA 2?) So it is OK to buy SATA 3 HDD? It is worth to buy SSD or 7200 rpm? Forum SolvedWill Upgrading From a 5400 to a 7200 RPM HDD Increase Game Performance? Forum SolvedDo I need to invest on 16gb ram or 7200rpm 500gb hdd or 5400 rpm 1tb hybrid 8gb hdd? Forum Solved250GB SSD+HDD 5400RPM or 250+250GB SSD in RAID 0 without HDD or HDD 7200RPM without SSD Forum SolvedHello Can't Decide what 7200 RPM HDD i should get Forum SolvedHello looking for the best 7200 RPM HDD Forum SolvedGraphics Card for Photoshop CS5 Forum SolvedWill RAID 0 with 2 HDD's make any noticeable difference? (7200 rpm) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptop Tech Support categories Windows Configuration !