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  1. coops241180

    coops241180 Regular Member

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    hiya guys, i'm in the market for some new kit, got my eye on a couple of lens' and a laptop.

    what spec are your laptops? i was looking in the 2gb ram, 2ghz cpu ad about 250gb hd range.. OS is as yet undetermined - but since i've never used a Mac before i'd like to avoid it..

    any suggestions?
     
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    i though this is a badminton photography forum??
    u should post this thread at the chit chat section there.:)
     
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    coops241180 Regular Member

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    oops.. i did mean to say that the laptop was specifically for photo-editing while i'm at events :) that sort of makes it relevant doesn't it ? :D
     
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    If you are using the laptop for imaging then a good amount of ram is needed. IMO the important factors are ranked from:
    1.RAM
    2.CPU
    3.GPU
    4.HD
     
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    well i've ordered my laptop: 4gb ram, 2ghz cpu, 512mb gfx and 250gb hd :)

    should be here early next week! can't wait :D
     
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    sounds good. which model is it?
     
  7. coops241180

    coops241180 Regular Member

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    it's custom built - gonna have the 64bit version of vista on too.. i'm quite literally almost on the cutting edge.. :)
     
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    2Ghz Dual Core mate? It sounds like it...
     
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    which company did you buy from? If you have plenty of money then you should of tried Sager.
     
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    My question as well. How about the screen? Is it good for photoediting?

    Why have you got such a small hard drive?

    The other investment you need is a portable photoprinter;) and you are set!! (plus a white balance card) (and...a few new lenses...and a Mark III)




    Have a question, do laptops ever come with two separate hard drives?
     
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    under no illusion that the screen will be rubbish for getting true color on.. somethig i will just have to bear with when i'm on the road.. lol - i thought 250gb was huge! :) i suppose the plan will be to transfer the RAW images to an external hd once i've processed them. or start a DVD catalogue of events.. or both for redundancy.

    haha.. aye.. more lenses.. portable photo printers are cheap :) - not convinced i need a MkIII just yet :) hehe.. perhaps when i get the front cover of next years AE programme ;) hahahahaha
     
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    since i've been in the uk, every time i've bought a computer, i would just buy a copy of pc advisor, read the last 10-15 pages or so to get their recommended machines for my price range and gone with that. no problems so far, those guys know what they're talking about.
     
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    i hope u didnt get a glossy screen, u will kick yourself for not thinking about it, they are quite literally the worst thing, why companies do this idk, but its obviously going to move around a lot in different light settings and the glare will piss you off, just a tip.
     
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    dont get vista well dont get vista made by microsoft
    use unattended versions or custom built version
    i had vista home prem on my laptop used to kill the memory
    then got me hand on vista fancy which is a hacked version basiclly a lot of junk pulled out runs smooth i mean im running on a 1GB 600MHZ ram and AMD X2 1.7Ghz 2MB Cache processor but i can run Adobe After Effects, Premier and other powerful programmes without it crashing wooo
     

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