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    can anyone recommend a notebook which can be used for both office work as well as editing photos? unfortunately, i'm not used to macs os or i'd get one.
    also, since i want a notebook cos i want to be mobile, it can't be those desktop replacements....

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    What's your budget anyway, if you want something fast and eye-catching, get the new Asus-Lamborghini notebook VX-2. It's coming out soon (i think). For starters, it has

    *1,680 x 1,050 resolution
    *15.4 inch LCD screen
    *built in finger print scanner
    And specifications


    *Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
    - Intel Core™2 Duo Processor T7400
    - Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset
    - Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N
    *Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
    *NVIDIA GeForce Go7700 512M
    *SATA HDD 160G
    *DVD-S-multi Lightscribe
    *DDR2 667MHz 2GB
    *3xUSB; VGA-Out (D-Sub); TV-Out (S-Video); IEEE1394; Card-Reader 8 in 1; Line-In; μ-DVI ; Docking Port (hot swappable)
    *Built-in 1.3M pixel 240° swivel webcam for wire-free video

    Dimension: 36.3 x 26.3 x2.5-3.8 cm

    p.s i guess it'll be $3000+ and it comes with a nice casing

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    anything below $2k?

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    Toshiba Satellite M100 should fit your bills and serve you well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garang01 View Post
    anything below $2k?
    for photo editing dun think will have a good spec

    I got a laptop from lenovo model 2623A24 which is a tad higher then those entry level system.

    Wanted to get the T60P but its just too expensive already, guess not able to own it in this lifetime

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    If you're using Singnet, you can recontract and get a free notebook. I remember that they have an offer for a free Lenovo notebook for their 10Mbps plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongjone View Post
    If you're using Singnet, you can recontract and get a free notebook. I remember that they have an offer for a free Lenovo notebook for their 10Mbps plan.
    There's another offer?

    Or are you talking about that old old offer a while back.. Which I took advantage of? =D 1.6 Celeron processors are a pain in the ass when you're trying to run Photoshop, hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    There's another offer?

    Or are you talking about that old old offer a while back.. Which I took advantage of? =D 1.6 Celeron processors are a pain in the ass when you're trying to run Photoshop, hehe.
    No lei. IIRC, it's a core 2 dual. Ending soon, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongjone View Post
    No lei. IIRC, it's a core 2 dual. Ending soon, I think.
    And I'm stuck with my 1.6 Celeron.

    It's ok, I lub it anyways.

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    jus buy the most expensive you can afford. there's a direct relation between price, and performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by borisi View Post
    jus buy the most expensive you can afford. there's a direct relation between price, and performance.
    0.o

    He is not playing the latest 3D graphics game, only editing photos and office work.

    Something that caters to his needs, would provide him with the most utility. If not like making mountain out of molehill.

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    Honestly speaking, if you want performance, you should get a Dell Desktop.,
    I'm using one which i customized myself, and it's $2700+ bundled with :

    * Windows Vista Ultimate
    *2GB of ram
    *320 GB Harddisk
    *Microsoft office 2007
    *19 inch "ultrasharp" screen

    etc...

    If you really, badly need portablilty, get a laptop. If not, a desktop will be good.

    P.S . You can go and customize a computer to your liking, like choosing your RAM, Harddisk size, chip, programs, and when you receive it, it's all ready-to-use. They install it for you

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    Sorry for using your thread.

    So which spec is more important if the notebook is use mainly for photo editing? The CPU and Ram? Is 2Ghz and 2GB enough? Does having a dedicated graphic card make any difference?

    I'm also looking for a notebook for the above purpose, but i'll only buy when i start school in aug, so will still have some time to look around.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkhoo View Post
    Sorry for using your thread.

    So which spec is more important if the notebook is use mainly for photo editing? The CPU and Ram? Is 2Ghz and 2GB enough? Does having a dedicated graphic card make any difference?

    I'm also looking for a notebook for the above purpose, but i'll only buy when i start school in aug, so will still have some time to look around.

    Thanks.
    I just got one for sch during the IT show with 2Ghz and 2GB, its fairly fast with CS2 and LR plus Picture project running together.

    You would want to get the best screen available on the market if you want to do photo editing, if money is not a problem, get the one from Lenovo, So far I check no other laptop comes close to it screen.

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    just get dell.

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    hi
    umm see if i can contribute something
    honestly, if it's only for photo editting you dun need a dedicated graphics card
    the internal 950 provided by intel should be alrite..
    what you need though.. is a pwerful enough processing power and a sizable hdd.. processing power to render yr filters and the hdd for yr scratch disk.
    the core 2 duo shud be enuf.. and maybe 60gb+ for hdd.
    if 60 is not enough, or extra gb is too expensive, get an external one..
    these should be your fundamental criteria..

    next think abt the screen.. mainstream is 14.1 or 15.4, but im beginning to think 13.3 is actually big enuf. im using a 14.1 btw. anw, nowadays most notebooks come w glossy screen, so.. nt much of a choice there. some ppl say matte is better cause u can compare true black. this is one of the reasons why macbook pro uses matte. next is how light you want it to be, and rem ur screen size will form a straight correlation with the weight.. oh but the smaller they are.. the more expensive.. haha.

    i say u probably can get one below 2k. go for mainstream size, and use xp. u dun nd vista, cause xp seems to be featuring the same stuff vista has (uglier, but nonetheless the same). try look at compaq, hp, lenovo - they're normally budget friendly. please stay away fr acer. and if you want more guarantee.. consider asus, samsung, fujitsu..


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    Quote Originally Posted by nkhoo View Post
    Sorry for using your thread.

    So which spec is more important if the notebook is use mainly for photo editing? The CPU and Ram? Is 2Ghz and 2GB enough? Does having a dedicated graphic card make any difference?

    I'm also looking for a notebook for the above purpose, but i'll only buy when i start school in aug, so will still have some time to look around.

    Thanks.
    just a point to add, a laptop usually cost much more than desktop, and that you can't upgrade it anyway.

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    Thanks for the advice. I was actually considering Hp dv 2000 series or the asus A8j? i think. I know Hp's support is , but what about asus? Are their screens good? I actually quite like the mac book pro (brain screen n card), but it uses Mac OS and its freaking EX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nkhoo View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I was actually considering Hp dv 2000 series or the asus A8j? i think. I know Hp's support is , but what about asus? Are their screens good? I actually quite like the mac book pro (brain screen n card), but it uses Mac OS and its freaking EX!
    nope, those screen resolution are rubbish.

    look for screen with min 1400x1050 and above to have a comfortable viewing of the LCD.
    Last edited by ihub88; 26th March 2007 at 12:06 AM.

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