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Laptop for Photoshop CS5

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
June 5, 2011 12:25:20 AM

My Asus G51J runs Photoshop CS5 quite well but the 15" screen is not acceptable. Can anyone recommend a 17" or larger screen laptop with a high quality display. I cannot find an ips panel laptop or even a B+RGB like the Dell XPS 15. I am considering the Dell XPS 17 and the Alienware M17X R3 or the new M18X. Size and weight are not an issue btw.

Any thoughts or advice?



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a c 572 D Laptop
June 5, 2011 4:24:03 AM

Hello akersc;

HP Elitebook 8740w has an IPS panel option. They call it DreamColor2.
June 5, 2011 7:36:05 PM

It appears that the 8740w is being replaced by the 8760w. The 8760w has the latest generation intel chipset, which is a good thing, but the display is now a 17.3 1920x1080 panel. They still offer the dreamcolor option but I would have to wait and read some reviews to see if it is of the same quality as the old ips panel. I configured one on the HP web site and it came to over $4,000. It was not a high end configuration and I only listed a i7-2630m and a single 500 GB hard drive with a dvd/rw. I even dropped down to the lower end Nvidia graphics card.

The dreamcolor panel is an additional $645 which I could live with but I could not justify $3400+ for the rest of the laptop.