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February 25, 2013 3:00:18 AM

Sorry I am a newbie

I am looking at buying a Lenovo G580.
Its has a
•Intel Chief River/Intel Huron River/AMD Deccan
•Intel HM76 (HM75 ready)
Intel Celeron1.8 GHz.

Is this good for the 300 pound mark. Or is there better on hte market.

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February 25, 2013 3:05:42 AM

what are you doing with this laptop? if its gaming, its not good. it doesnt have a gpu.
February 25, 2013 3:57:00 AM

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what are you doing with this laptop? if its gaming, its not good. it doesnt have a gpu.

Sorry
Hello
I am looking for advice on a laptop for general home use ( not gaming) Office work Photo work and A LOT of internet work.

I saw the Lenovo G580 for 300 pounds and it looked a good deal.
I do not want to spend more than 350.
Thanks in advance for any help.

Ian
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February 25, 2013 4:01:33 AM

If it's just for basic internet work, anything with a CPU will do.
You aren't going to see much difference unless you do something taxing like video editing.

A netbook would probably be a cheaper option.
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February 25, 2013 4:21:22 AM

like aramisathei said, for internet work and general use cpu doesnt matter too much. However i would look for a laptop/notebook with a minimum of 7200 rpm hard drive (if not a ssd). The lenovo g580 has a 5400 rpm hard drive.
February 26, 2013 5:45:11 AM

Hello
What is, in reality, the difference in time of having a drive that is 5400 rpm as opposed to 7200 rpm or even ssd.
The G580 is marked down to 299 pounds and that seems a really good deal.
But as you say if the rpm is important I will look elsewhere.
Is there a simple web page that can tell me what I should look for?


The use of the laptop is..
Internet.
Office
and Photoshop.

Thank for your help

Ian
February 26, 2013 6:13:57 AM

For what I know the RPM isn't that important in photoshop, the other programs would run fine on a 1900s CPU. Do you mean england pounds?
February 26, 2013 7:40:18 AM

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For what I know the RPM isn't that important in photoshop, the other programs would run fine on a 1900s CPU. Do you mean england pounds?



Yes English pounds
February 26, 2013 9:32:03 PM

Great deal. But for photoshop? A Celoron can barley process Windows itself, why would you use photoshop on it (try the original Celoron, I'm not even sure that thing had a processor in it)? So, I guess you could barley get away for basic internet use, for now, with that laptop. But I recommend looking into a custom PC for photoshop. Any laptop CPUs aren't the same as a desktop one. They use a lot less power (which the cost is low enough that doesn't matter at all, although it does if your running off a battery) but other then that they pretty much cut all the good things out like 3.0GHz+, lots of cache and just features I don't use but they just make my PC's specs look fancy. Same goes for laptop GPUs. Which I would like to mention that with the use of OpenCL with modern graphics cards you can do amazing photo editing without lag.
February 27, 2013 5:35:49 AM

thank you for your advice.
So if you only had 300 english pounds to spend what would you buy? whats the best make for the price at the moment?


Ian
February 27, 2013 5:39:28 AM

That all depends. Is it possible to spend more money? I recommend a laptop with an APU. The reason for that is because not just since APUs are cheap and are good for gaming due to the graphics but because of the graphics OpenCL would work well with it. With photoshop using OpenCL, it would be MUCH faster then a i7 laptop!
February 27, 2013 7:20:02 PM

Hi Melikepie
If I had more money which one should I go for???
Whats on the market today?
Ian
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February 27, 2013 8:26:23 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Laptops & Notebooks by Mousemonkey
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