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What do i need in a laptop?

by verysher / July 29, 2009 4:18 AM PDT

I want to purchase a laptop and use the following software: Adobe photoshop lightroom, MS Small business editions, Trend micro antivirus, GSAK, Yahoo Messenger, and Google Earth. What should i be looking for in a laptop? The numbers can be confusing. For example, if i see one that says: Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.1GHz processor, 3 gigabytes of high performance DDR2 memory, and a huge 320 gigabyte hard drive, what does that mean? Would that be big enough? Thanks!
Sherry

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Let's compare to what you have or use now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2009 4:26 AM PDT
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Laptops
by Phil Crase / July 29, 2009 11:34 PM PDT

I like the core 2 processor and 320 GB HDD is sufficient, so it would likely be adequate. You didn't mention brand or cost. Personally with Win 7 on the horizon I would rather get a system set up for 64 bit software which would mean something similar but running 4 GB of ram. Naturally you will be looking at a few more bucks but likely not that much more. There are a lot of good L/T'S on the market so do some shopping around. I like the Sony Vaio, Toshiba and the Lenovo (IBM) stay with the CORE 2 DUO rather than dual core processor.

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Laptops
by kskristinesmith / July 31, 2009 6:58 PM PDT
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You can actually go to dell.com and it will give you a lot of options for a specific laptop that you want.


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