hi guys, i have old laptop abt 3-4yrs old already (acer 5580 on windows vista) , planning to get one but not sure which one is good nowadays (have not been following market trends)
i need the laptop to be able to handle CS5 and lightroom 3 and also like those 6 images stitching panoramas load. best if the laptop screen display is quite accurate out of the box as i dont have any screen calibration devices (my this laptop also never calibrate but i view my photos on other computers in school, on friends com, office com all quite ok the colours never change much. printed out a few before at those instant print shop also quite ok)
for reference my current laptop specs is 2.5gb ram, core 2 duo processor t5500 and 120gb hdd. the hdd size quite small a bit irritating as i always have to transfer out my photos to external hdd. speed wise, cs5 and lr3 still can run but quite slow and will lag sometimes I have to restart. yup that why thinking perhaps is time to upgrade.
budget $2k max and oh i'm a windows guy and not mac.