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Dell or Sony Laptop? best for adobe creative suite?

by foxykya1 / April 2, 2009 12:03 AM PDT

I need help. I am looking for a laptop that will be my main computer at home that can handle the adobe creative suite as well as having more then one program running at the same time. I am looking to spend under 1000.With a screen size of 16 inches or larger. Any ideas? If so, why?

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If so why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 12:08 AM PDT

That's an odd question. This sounds fairly demanding so I'll dismiss that and answer that Dell, Sony make some thousand models in that price range.

You would be the best judge as to which of the thousand models to narrow it down. These are both well known makers and share all the usual complaints in and out of service.

The one thing I see is the Sony tends to come with more pre-loaded demos. Some just clean those off but some it matters to and they will make a big deal about it.

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Ha. Just asking nicely... :-)
by foxykya1 / April 2, 2009 12:13 AM PDT

So to narrow it down some....

I was looking at the dell Studio 17

or the sony FW series.

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Both are great lines.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 12:24 AM PDT

Have you owned a 17 inch laptop before?

I think these are grand if you don't travel with it but I found mine far too bulky so that was gifted to my brother and I moved back to a 15.4 inch screen.

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by foxykya1 / April 2, 2009 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Both are great lines.

I have never owned a laptop before.. I thought that screen size would be good since it would be my main at home computer and good size for editing.

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Then can you wait?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: nope

Windows 7 is just a few months away and for those that can wait my advice today is to wait. There are so many reasons to skip Vista.

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