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Old 07-19-2005, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to purchase a laptop, does anyone have any recommendations on the type of screen I should be looking for. I am trying to improve my photoshop skills and a laptop would help me work on photos when I am out and about. I borrowed a dell a few months ago and had a difficult time with the screen.
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Definitely go for the powerbook, either a 15'' or 17'' inches.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're near a large city, then check out a place like Fry's where you can look at 30 or 40 different laptops with different displays. Find one that has a display that is sharp and clear even when no right on. You'll also have to consider speed issues. Often laptops can be quite sluggist, especially with Photoshop. You will need to have at least 1GB of RAM and at least 80GB for the harddrive, and you would also want a DVD/CD burner built in. Dell makes some good ones, but you can also look at Sony and Toshiba, and HP. I would avoid the Mac line especially if you're coming from a Window's environment.
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Good morning all. I'm inclined to agree with Frozty, the Mac Powerbook 15 or 17 inch is the heat! I travel a bit, and rely on mine to get all my images processed and CD's delivered to clients. PS/CS2 has no problems on my machine.

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The problem with the MAC for this person is that since he mentioned borrowing a DELL, it is likely that is copy of PS CS is a Window's version which won't work on a MAC. He would have to buy a new copy $500 to $600 for a MAC. The Powerbook 15 with 1gb of RAM would cost about $2500. He can get a Windows laptop that is faster than the Powerbook and much easier to use for someone alredy using Windows for under $2000.
Now if he already had a Mac, it would be a different story. But switching platforms almost never makes sense because its so costly (just in software alone).
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I have a lil 12" Apple Powerbook and the Monitor is OK..

can't be much more help sorry, as I don't think ANY Lap Top Monitors approach what a home Monitor can do..
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