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What is a good laptop for graphic design and gaming?

by Chiuy / November 2, 2009 10:53 AM PST

Hey, I'm trying to find a new laptop that is good for graphic design, such as Photoshop, Sony Vegas Pro 8, Dreamweaver, etc.
I'll be doing some HD Video editing, so am assuming I'm going to need a good graphic card and processor to do that.
I also want to play like Crysis at least Medium setting when I have time though.
I'm trying to look for:
- Good Processor
- Good Graphic Card
- Under $1100
- At least 15.6inch Widescreen or bigger
Something that is good with web designing, graphic design, HD Video editing, etc.

Any suggestion?
If your wondering why not MAC or Desktop...
Well, am I'm only 16, can't really afford MAC since parents are paying. And the screen 13inch is too small for me.
And why not desktop? Cause am usually at school using my laptop doing my homework, design, pictures, etc. So I need to able to bring my laptop with me.

What laptop you think will suit me?
I'm also thinking about the ASUS G60vx with window 7 home premium.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2009 11:18 AM PST
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The above are good, but look around
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / November 7, 2009 2:29 PM PST

The laptops up there ^^^ are good, but I'd recommend doing some more searching, just to be sure.

Take a look at the PC Scout from Windows and you can change the settings on the left-hand side to populate the list with PCs that match. If you're going to be gaming and doing some design, you want to make sure that your graphics department is all tip-top and that you have enough memory - so make sure you change those sliders for those two areas.

Here you go: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pc-scout/laptop-set-criteria.aspx?mode=landing.

Cheers,

Ron

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