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August 15, 2012 12:51:16 PM

I am looking to buy a superfast laptop. I'm tired of the slow startup and processing. I want to use the laptop strictly for photo editing raw pictures with lightroom 4 and maybe a couple other photo editing programs. I will browse the internet and would like to retrieve e=mail and send photos but I won't be downloading games, music and other programs not related to photo editing. Im looking at:

VAIO 14" E Series Premium Custom Laptop

specs are as follows:

8GB (4GB x2) DDR3-1333MHz
CD/DVD player / burner
Standard lithium-ion battery (5300mAh)
256GB (256GB x1) solid state drive
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M (1GB) hybrid graphics
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter
14" LED backlit display (1600 x 900)


Is this fast? How is it compared to the mac pro?

Thanks.

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August 15, 2012 1:21:12 PM

It is completely sufficient for your works. Though the battery might be on the weaker side.
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August 15, 2012 1:36:18 PM

Thanks for your answer. I'll decide if I want to upgrade the battery for the cost.

SAM
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August 15, 2012 1:37:09 PM

samiam22193 said:
I am looking to buy a superfast laptop. I'm tired of the slow startup and processing. I want to use the laptop strictly for photo editing raw pictures with lightroom 4 and maybe a couple other photo editing programs. I will browse the internet and would like to retrieve e=mail and send photos but I won't be downloading games, music and other programs not related to photo editing. Im looking at:

VAIO 14" E Series Premium Custom Laptop

specs are as follows:

8GB (4GB x2) DDR3-1333MHz
CD/DVD player / burner
Standard lithium-ion battery (5300mAh)
256GB (256GB x1) solid state drive
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM quad-core processor (2.10GHz / 3.10GHz with Turbo Boost)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M (1GB) hybrid graphics
Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter
14" LED backlit display (1600 x 900)


Is this fast? How is it compared to the mac pro?

Thanks.

You haven't given us the price for it...

I would see if you can change the memory to 12 or 16GB because the more you have, the faster your processing of effects will be. And the battery - I agree, more time is better. An 85Wh or something similar is what I would check into.
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August 15, 2012 1:37:55 PM

+1 on the battery, most laptop battery tend to only last for a few hour especially when you are running quad core and dedicated graphic card. Its one of the things that Apple does really well although you can get a larger battery with you laptop and highly recommand you do. It might adds a bit of weight.

The other area that mac book pro is better at is that it has ips display so image quality should be better.

All the other hardware should be the same as you get from a mac book pro and the same system from apply with 15" cause apple don't do 14" costs $2,499.00.

2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
256GB Solid State Drive
MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen Display
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August 15, 2012 1:38:40 PM

dingo07 said:
You haven't given us the price for it...

I would see if you can change the memory to 12 or 16GB because the more you have, the faster your processing of effects will be. And the battery - I agree, more time is better. An 85Wh or something similar is what I would check into.



The cost on the sony website is $1490. I believe I would have the option to change the memory to 12 or 16bg and I know I can change the battery. I'll see what the cost would be.

Thanks so much.

sAM
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August 15, 2012 1:41:59 PM

dingo07 said:
You haven't given us the price for it...

I would see if you can change the memory to 12 or 16GB because the more you have, the faster your processing of effects will be. And the battery - I agree, more time is better. An 85Wh or something similar is what I would check into.



The memory upgrade would be to 16b. If I upgrade to 16b and upgrade the battery the cost goes up to $1655
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August 15, 2012 1:42:57 PM

Just looking at the price list on sony website. +$400.00 for a 256Gb SSD is really pricey
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August 15, 2012 1:45:40 PM

How much do they charge for the SSD? Perhaps you could shave a couple more $$ if you make it a HDD and purchase your own SSD...?

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WOW ^ just saw that post as I was writing mine

Definitely get the HDD (the least expensive) and purchase your own SSD
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August 15, 2012 1:50:00 PM

You might also be able to save money by getting your own memory if the motherboard is the same between all memory configurations.

If you get your own SSD, then a Samsung 830 or a Crucial M4 would probably be your best bet. They use a lot less power than even other SSDs do and it can help battery life a little.

EDIT: The Samsung 830 is among the fastest SSDs that use a SATA interface, especially if you get the 256GB model.
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August 15, 2012 1:50:02 PM

dingo07 said:
How much do they charge for the SSD? Perhaps you could shave a couple more $$ if you make it a HDD and purchase your own SSD...?

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WOW ^ just saw that post as I was writing mine

Definitely get the HDD (the least expensive) and purchase your own SSD



I think the ssd was $400 on this one. When I was comparing, all the laptops had differnt prices for the ssd on the sony website. The exact same description tho. This one was originally $500, but $400 with a discount. the hp has one for $210 for 160gb. this one has 256gb. I definately want fast. so i chose this one.
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August 15, 2012 2:05:26 PM

blazorthon said:
You might also be able to save money by getting your own memory if the motherboard is the same between all memory configurations.

If you get your own SSD, then a Samsung 830 or a Crucial M4 would probably be your best bet. They use a lot less power than even other SSDs do and it can help battery life a little.

EDIT: The Samsung 830 is among the fastest SSDs that use a SATA interface, especially if you get the 256GB model.



I'll look into the samsung. thanks for the input. it's much appreciated
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