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    I really can't decide on a laptop to purchase. My price range is 1000-1500, and I don't care if its a MacBook or a PC.

    Please help

  • #2
    What do you plan to do with this laptop?

    The usual recommendation is to get something with a good graphics card, a fast processor, at least 500gig on board hard drive (SSD) and at least 16gigs of ram. 32 or more is better. Beyond that, it really depends on what you plan to do with it.
    If doing pro work for paying clients, I'd highly recommend some sort of outboard file backup, something that isn't going to end up in the same mud puddle as the laptop.


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      • #4
        To be sure you have enough muscle to get through most graphic design projects Iíd look for something with 16gb ram minimum, an i7 (quad core and not Ďuí version). Something else thatís important is the screen in terms of resolution, color gamut and color accuracy. For design or photography youíll want at least 1920x1080 resolution (higher is better too), a color gamut at least 98% of the sRGB color space (or Adobe RGB if you want the best or are a serious photographer) and a color accuracy of delta 3 or lower (a delta less that 1 would be great). Also pay attention that how wide the viewing angles are, wider is better.


        • #5
          That's why I asked what he plans to do with it. What you just described is more than a $1500 machine.


          • #6
            You could always look into older models with high specs as well. 4th gen intel quad i7 is still decent enough.


            • #7
              Go with the latest i5 if you're on a budget or go with a 4th gen i7


              • #8
                Hi I am Chris. I recommend the Dell Inspiron 5765 series laptop. It is a wonderful laptop for Graphic Designers or gamers, I have one myself and it is very fantastic.






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