Well... My MacBook Pro is always the computer of choice, and many photographers find it useful, because the original Adobe Suite was tailored for the Mac.. It's pretty sturdy.. not too bulky, but price is on the high side.
Alienware.. It's a speed demon, but it's bulky, and not really as portable you would want it to be..
everything from the current standard XPS16 i7-720QM offerings with the following upgrades:
-Windows 7 Professional
-Combo drive that does Blue Ray burning ( i am more excited the BD burning actually )
-16 inch Ultrasharp Full HD RGBLED with True Life
500GB Hddsk, 4GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 4670 1GB etc comes part of the package
* probably upgrade my ram once the prices gets abit cheaper nxt time..
for me i am looking for value for money. cannot really justify paying for a different system for more money because of a ligher build or asthetics. And i am pretty happy with Win 7
costs ard 3.2k + i think
Last edited by giantcanopy; 2nd December 2009 at 11:25 AM.
NOw, the revised Macbooks are most tempting.....really like the use of alum shell as a heatsink, longer battery etc....but did you know that Macbook will run at 25% slower if you remove the battery ??
Even when you are at home, office, your battery MUST be plug in ....but I guess the newer ones arent removable, so the problem dont exist any more.
It's still removable though, just unscrew the back panel; if you so wish.
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
Cool. I also tempted by it during the Sitex show.
Was considering MacBookPro 15 but no HD screen, HDMI and BR. These are important, since the laptop is partly for entertainment.
I got until end of the week to confirm the Dell order. Heh.. heh..
i7 processor, Win7Pro, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. 16" RGBLED. BR (no burner). 3 yrs complete care. Ard $2800. Good value, i think.
Period. You won't go wrong with it.
I'm using the dell studio xps16 with i7 processor Win 7 ultimate. Everything runs smoothly. Photoshop is really fast.
The most important here is the screen quality and graphic card.
I had the previous 13" white MacBook and found the screen very average (low resolution and 13" too small for me) and graphic card on the slower side. Sold that after 3 years (still working perfectly and resold for good price) and got the latest 15" MacBook Pro. The screen is the best in any laptops and the powerful graphic card sped up alot of applications. But any of the latest MacBook Pro range is excellent - 13" 15" 17". All depends on your budget. I run multiple apps on mine - Photoshop CS4, Aperture, Nix software, etc with no issues.
The experience of using Mac is much nicer!
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Well, I'd recommend a mac. Possibly the 13 inch or if you can stretch slightly, the $2788 MBP 15.
You get a 15 inch 1440x900 resolution monitor with 7 hour battery life in a CNCed aluminum body thats 2.52cm thick. Its pretty light too at 2.5kg.
Software wise mac is pretty well covered for graphics design, photo editing and video editing.
I have the older MBP 15 inch(2.66ghz 9600m gt) and the battery life is a joke in vista. 1.5 hour if your lucky. My record was 30 min. That aside, batt life in OS x is about 4.5 hours if I don't any flash stuff.
i would recommend a MBP too for anyone doing general editing, presentation, travelling, etc... anything but connecting it to the printer and expect wysiwyg results.
mac is the best, it is very easy to use photoshop in mac. in fact the moment you buy the mac photoediting become a child play.
macbook pro ftw!