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PC Laptop for Flash Designer

by jasonoda / August 1, 2005 8:10 AM PDT

I am a flash developer/graphic designer. I am looking for a PC laptop that can publish large flash files (100,000 k) as fast as possible.

I plan to spend the money and max out on processor and memory.

So far the most powerful laptops I've been able to find are:

VAIO A series,
Intel Pentium M Processor 760 2.0GHz
2 GB DDR-SDRAM (DDR2-400, 1 GBx2)
5400 RPM

Dell inspiron
Intel

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Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2; HP Pavilion zd8000
by jas0nhe / August 1, 2005 2:26 PM PDT

A higher RPM will enable you to save larger files faster, and to access those files in less time.

Make sure you get the highest-end dedicated graphics card, as well.

You can configure a 2.13GHz Pentium M processor with the Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2. Also with that laptop, you can get 2GB of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz; this is more powerful than the 2GB of RAM on the Sony Vaio A series you listed.

Note that, however, the only 7200RPM drive that you can configure with the XPS is 60GB. You may want to upgrade this yourself.

HP's highest-end Pavilion laptop, the zd8000, uses Pentium 4 w/ HT instead of Pentium M. Its graphics card is less powerful than the one on the XPS.

Good luck! Happy

-Jason

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ugly...
by jasonoda / August 2, 2005 12:41 AM PDT

man, that Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2, is one ugly computer. is there anything else out there that is this fast?

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(NT) (NT) Theres more than looks...
by jrmar07 / August 2, 2005 8:16 AM PDT
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Looks sorta different in real life
by jas0nhe / August 2, 2005 1:13 PM PDT
In reply to: ugly...

If one of your local shopping malls has a Dell kiosk, you may want to check out the Inspiron XPS Gen 2 there to see if it really is as ugly as you see it in photos. Sometimes the actual product differs quite a lot in looks from photos the manufacturer provides.

There are other fast options, too. Just go to some manufacturers' Web sites and configure their highest-end/most expensive model.

I'm sure the XPS Gen 2 will impress your classmates and friends... Wink

-Jason
http://www.uni.uiuc.edu/~jasonhe/

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(NT) (NT) gateway M680XL
by saurabhs / August 2, 2005 1:19 PM PDT
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Toshiba Qosmio G25?
by jasonoda / August 2, 2005 2:51 PM PDT
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