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HP dv4i

by tuckercleveland / April 17, 2010 3:42 AM PDT

Hey everybody,

I'm shopping for a new laptop. I really like the HP dv4i with the i5-430m chip. The configuration I've designed is:
Win 7 64 bit home premium
i5-430m, 3gb ram, 320 gb hard drive.

Primarily I plan on using it for the normal uses: internet, email etc.
But I am also getting a little bit into adobe products such as CS4.
This particular laptop doesn't have a dedicated Video card.

I hope to learn CS4, After Effects and similar products. Would this laptop work for me? Or Would I need a laptop with a dedicated Video card?
Or are laptops not designed for this...and if i were to pursue this hobby, am i better off looking for a desktop just for those tasks?

I would appreciate any help!

Thanks everybody Happy

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Dedicated video chips
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2010 11:48 PM PDT
In reply to: HP dv4i

Are mostly for gamers. DVD, even blu ray play and more is fine with the usual laptop video solutions. You'll get better battery times and the usual laptop life span versus the shorter gamer laptop life span.

If you can't stand delays of any kind, then back to the desktop with big everything.

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Thanks Bob!
by tuckercleveland / April 19, 2010 4:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Dedicated video chips

I'm pretty sure this model would be able to meet most if not all of my needs...just wasn't sure about the video card.
Thank you very much for your help!

have a great day

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