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October 4, 2012 7:04:17 PM

Hello,
After doing tons of research, I placed an order for this computer last night. Now I'm concerned it it won't hold up to my expectations. Can any pro out there tell me if these specs will hold up for my needs, which ar primarily t-shirt and advertising design. No video editing. Also, should I have upgraded to higher res screen? Initially I figured I'd get a moniter down the road...but now I'm second guessing myself. Any input would be highly appreciated. I still have a small window left to make any changes. Paid about $1100 before tax.

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• Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
• NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
• FREE UPGRADE to 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 1.5TB 7200 rpm Dual Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
• NO mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache
• Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word/Excel(R) only, No PowerPoint(R)/Outlook(R)
• No additional security software
• 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
• 17.3-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1600 x 900)
• FREE Upgrade to Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
• HP TrueVision HD Webcam
• Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth(R)
• Backlit Keyboard with numeric keypad
• Computrace LoJack for Laptops, Four Years
• Included 2 Year Warranty

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a c 200 D Laptop
October 4, 2012 7:31:47 PM

There is no reason this system won't meet your stated needs. What application do you plan to use for your design requirements?
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October 4, 2012 11:53:50 PM

I have an unopened student edition of cs5.5 I planned to use, but thinking about selling. I'm using cs6 trial for illustrator on my current laptop and loving it.
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a b D Laptop
October 5, 2012 1:04:26 AM

i would have bought a desktop pc would have more storage and more power for less money.
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a c 200 D Laptop
October 5, 2012 1:21:42 PM

Kim C said:
I have an unopened student edition of cs5.5 I planned to use, but thinking about selling. I'm using cs6 trial for illustrator on my current laptop and loving it.

The system you chose will be fine. Good luck!
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October 5, 2012 1:33:03 PM

It seems like overkill for your uses. You probably could have gotten a desktop that would have fit your needs for about half what you paid (w/out monitor)
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a b D Laptop
October 5, 2012 1:52:07 PM

Yup, looks okay for your purposes, only difference I would have gone for was the full HD screen but that's just me. You may have wanted it for the enhanced detail.
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October 5, 2012 2:07:52 PM


Any modern hardware will handle your needs just dandy.

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a b D Laptop
October 5, 2012 7:01:16 PM

That system is more than powerful for what you intend to do. I personally would not have upgraded the HDD and used that money toward the fullHD display as you can get external's for data storage for cheaper than paying someone like HP for more HDD space, but it's harder to get more screen real estate without lugging an external monitor with you. But that's just personal opionion. This computer will perform well for you.
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October 5, 2012 7:05:56 PM

Other than the fact that HP's have the worse reliability record for laptops, it should be fine.
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