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Dave Lozinski
Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 17, 2011 at 8:08:24 am

Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a laptop which has some powerful video capabilities.

The laptop won't be used so much for gaming, but rather stuff like Adobe Photoshop, video editing with Sony Vegas Pro, DVD creation, etc.

Would also like to show 3D stuff. I'm not sure the Precision line of laptops has 3D capability (can anyone confirm?).

But taking 3D out of the picture, which laptop do people think would be better suited for my needs? I initially thought the Alienware M17X could because both Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe Products take advantage of the CUDA enabled 460 gpu card, but the Dell Precision line of laptops seem especially made for handling graphics CAD/Engineering/etc programs.

Thoughts?

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Scott Roberts
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 18, 2011 at 1:35:06 am

Anything Windows 7 with tons of RAM and the latest processor (2600 Sandy Bridge) plus a nice video card will be good. Or, a nice Mac Book Pro loaded with RAM if you got the cash! :)

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Dave Lozinski
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 18, 2011 at 2:57:04 am

The two laptops I was looking at I was going to upgrade to the 2820QM processor.

What I don't know if one will make a difference over the other is one laptop has the nVidia GTX 460M video card, and the other has the nVidia Quadro 4000 video card. The latter is on a laptop that's supposedly designed for CAD/Engineering programs rather than gaming.

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Scott Roberts
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 19, 2011 at 3:03:24 am

Here's a discussion regarding a variety of nVidia cards:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-934960.html

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Richard Harrington
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 18, 2011 at 4:35:18 pm

Adobe has a list of recommended systems off the Adobe Premiere Pro product page

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Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques


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Dave Lozinski
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 19, 2011 at 11:53:36 pm

Thanks. I'm not looking for Adobe system requirements.

What I am wanting to know is if anyone knows which GPU card works better with Photoshop and other Adobe products? Both cards support the OpenGL standard; nVidia also has CUDA.

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Scott Roberts
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 21, 2011 at 3:09:56 am

Search the web for someone who may have done a video card comparison that specifically relates to performance in Photoshop and other Adobe products.

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David Cabestany
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Jun 25, 2011 at 5:30:29 pm

I'm all for Macs, so if you can afford a Macbook Pro, 15 or 17 inches, that's my recommendation.
The new 15' no longer has the Expresscard 34 slot, so if you think that's going to be necessary you will have to go for a 17 inch.


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matt germann
Re: Laptop for Photoshop?
on Nov 1, 2011 at 10:22:48 pm

late reply, but here's some advice if you haven't made a purchase yet.

The power of discrete graphics in relation to photoshop is not a big factor to consider. Even the lowest end modern graphics cards are limited by the cpu (when talking about photoshop). A low end graphics card has basically the same effect in photoshop openGL performance as a super high end car. The only difference being that a high end graphics card will eat your battery for lunch. So if you don't game, don't bother with the top end card.

Use the money you save by making sure to get a fast quad core sandy bridge processor. Also, make sure the system you're buying has a good screen. Don't worry about resolution and contrast, or even led backlighting, just try and get something with an IPS panel (or pva or anything but a standard TN panel). Dell has previously offered premium screens as an upgrade.


In conclusion, shop for processor and screen, and opt for the lower end discrete graphics option.


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