wonder if there is much difference for i5 versus i7 in terms of performance, for my purposes. anyone more tech-savvy can advise?
i plan to get a proper desktop, and happen to have a relatively old laptop (celeron 1.6ghz) that i can trade in for the offer from acer for z5710. processor is only i5-750 though, 4gb ram and a so-so graphics card. should kick the ass of my current laptop (core duo 1.8ghz, 2gb ram). i don't really need the touch-screen function though, but all-in-one will save space. just need something that can stitch panoramas faster than current setup, and will be relatively future proof.
not really a serious gamer, so no need gaming level performance.
oh, and i don't want to buy parts and put together, i know it's probably cheaper.. but i have no knowledge in that area, so best to stay away.
I think HP would be a safer bet, never had serious failures with HP computers before. Never tried Lenovo but my family used to have an uber old IBM computer that lasted for super long, running Windows 95.
that seems quite bad. my asus laptop had a motherboard failure once, but after replacement during the warranty period it's been running well for the past 3 years.
i don't like acer laptops, they seem to have overheating problems. everytime i go near my cousin's acer laptop it seems like it's going to catch on fire anytime.
i am looking at dell - but they don't seem to have a space-saving solution. the all-in-ones they have have at best a core duo processor, not much improvement from my laptop if you ask me.
maybe i will go for a tower pc after all, i guess. i do think that there will be heating issues with all-in-one pc.
sharing some nice work that someone else talked about on another thread, went to browse,
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So if they do not have the basics down pat like the holding and breathing, they probably will still screw up.
I believe that they are more interested in the high iso performance with the large aperture lenses. But a lot of them do not understand that it comes with a trade-off.
I'm using a Lenovo i5 notebook, and though it seems like a 4 core processor, I realised that it's actually 2 cores running split style to produce a 4 processor effect.
And to me, it's quite decent processing power with a 6.5 subscore on the Windows Experience Index.
If you are interested, I'd suggest that you go down to Sim Lim and look around at their brochures, some of their OEM sets are pretty decent and can last you for a while.
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If ur friend not the serious sort, i will 2nd Andrew's suggestion of her exploring the goodness of Micro 4/3.. NEX5 sounds good if not better Pns like upcoming LX5 or the current LX3 might just do the job but at a fraction of the cost.
Yeah the i7 is for you when you do heavy rendering with CS5, or dealing with 3D modelling applications.
But notice the price diff between them. i5 is more like for mainstream users. For graph designer pros, I'd get them an i7 base if I can't get my hands on apple. So, is it worth it?
Which ever processor you pick, Photoshop utilizes lots of memory (read RAM, and unused Hard disk space that refers to as scratch disk). Make sure you boost up the RAM, and allocate a small but high RPM HDD and assign it as Scratch Disk.
My company is using HP desktops, but none of them are graph designer. Although I never experience it first hand, most IT ppl will try to avoid ACER.
When your new PC arrives, list down all the applications that comes preinstalled with it. Call up the tech support and ask them what they are for and is it OK for you to remove them.
Normally those applications will automatically start up whenever windows start, and slow down the whole process. Even worse, some of them stay running in the background eating up resources.
I hope this help.
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