Hi, Basically I need a new laptop but am unsure what to get. I'm studying a design course so need it to be compatible with photoshop and illustrator etc and was looking into buying a macbook pro, but I don't want to blow all my money if there's a better and cheaper PC out there.
I would like one with as much battery life as possible (as mine has about 2 hours and is really annoying!) And preferably one thats quiet and doesn't overheat as soon as you switch it on as mine unfortunatly does.
I am willing to pay up to £1000 if I have to.
Has anyone got any suggestions/ recommendations?
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- Thread Starter
- 04-12-2010 16:09
- PS Helper
- 05-12-2010 23:07
Macs are pretty good for design AFAIK and has battery life thats better than Windows based laptops, so in this situation I would probably go with a Mac.
The only thing I would think about is, if can adapt to Mac OSX.
- 05-12-2010 23:13
Macbook Pro 13" on Apple Education Store
Then get a 128gb SSD and 8gb ram from www.crucial.com
I'm doing it as my mate has and its a beast of a machine. Don't get the upgrades from Apple as they are way over the top in price and make sure you get Apple Care.
This will cost you about £1200 altogether and its well worth saving £200 more for.
Also, I forgot to mention, If you need a bigger screen whilst editing then buy a monitor with a DVI/HDMI input and then get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI/HDMI (depending on the connection on your monitor) to hook your MBP up.
That way you have
1. A powerful machine
2. A fast machine
3. Portability with the Macbook Pro 13"
4. A bigger screen to do editing back at your home/halls.
You have everything you need all for under £1400. I can't wait to have mine set up !Last edited by jb9191; 05-12-2010 at 23:42.
- 05-12-2010 23:15
Vaio F series, but the battery life is pretty bad - max around 2.5 hours for me, but this is powerful and I use it as a desktop replacement instead of moving it around.
- 05-12-2010 23:15
I love my 13"...
I mean who doesn't love a 10 hour battery life!
I use mine for Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign and software like that.
holds up fine!Last edited by DesignFreak; 05-12-2010 at 23:21.
- 05-12-2010 23:25
If you want it specifically for your Designing or as a main use, then Macs were built for Design and Web Interface.