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  1. #1
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    Help, please with new laptop selection, please.


    I am in the market for a new laptop. I work as a web designer and developer and I have been using a desktop here at work. I just had a baby, so I was told that I can work from home 4 days a week, coming in on Monday to get the work load for the week. I figure the easiest way to keep everything organized and together is to get a laptop.

    Anyhow, can I please get some help on what exactly I should be looking for. Do I need a 13" or a 15"? Do I nee a laptop with a quad-core CPU? Do I need a dedicated GPU,or will some iGPUs work? I am willing to spend a bit, but I am looking for the least expensive options that I can use effectively and productively.

    Thank you in advance for any help, suggestions and advice.

    Thank you!


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    What software do you use? That will make a huge difference into what kind of machine you need.

    As far as screen size thats a personal preference so you would be better fit to answer that on your own. I can work on my 13in laptop when on the road but when at home prefer to hook it up to my larger monitor.

    I use a 2009 macbook pro(13in) and am able to run Ps, Ai, Id rather smoothly. Premier and After Effects are a bit more of a struggle but with time and patience i am able to get personal projects done(never been commissioned to do anything) and they are pretty simple projects. It may be an issue for larger more intense video editing.

    I can also run ProTool8 pretty easily on it as well. PT is a cpu hog and is known to crash weaker computers so if you are doing any audio work you should be ok with most modern Macs as well.

    I prefer mac. I have used it all my life and hate working on Pc in college. This is just preference though as the pcs at school are a lot more powerful and you can easily build a pc that is 10x stronger than a mac.

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