10-14-2010 10:48 AM
I've been agonizing over which laptop to buy...perhaps someone here can point me in the right direction.
I'm looking for a 17-inch laptop, new (not refurbished), preferably under $1000. I'm not a gamer, but use Photoshop quite often and do a lot of audio editing. I obviously want the best specs I can afford.
Any suggestions? I'm leaning towards the Samsung R780 due to its dedicated video memory and other good specs, but want to know if there are other great options out there. Do I even NEED dedicated video memory? And what's the current thinking regarding AMD vs. Intel? Finally, what is the AMD equivalent to an i5 and i7?
Thanks in advance to all!
10-14-2010 05:18 PM
10-14-2010 05:27 PM
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10-14-2010 09:40 PM
10-15-2010 03:46 AM
Most of those are in your pricerange(or slightly over, if you can squeeze it into your budget)
I'd go with any of those on price/performance.
Dedicated graphics helps with Photoshop by offloading a bit of the graphical processing to the GPU, it will especially help if you ever do any videography.
The Samsung is a nice choice out of the list, and looks to be the best bang for the buck.
10-15-2010 03:48 AM
Quote from contributor "asandwhich":
I would consider ibuypower.
Asandwhich, do you realize that this is a Best Buy forum?
10-16-2010 12:57 AM
I just think it would be prudent to not recommend other retailers...this is after all a "Best Buy" forum. I know just as well as you do that there are plenty of options when it comes to buying computers and related electronics, but I think it's not fair to do so on their own forum. Just my $.02.