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Nov 18th 2006#175371 Report
Member since: Nov 18th 2006
Posts: 2
Hello
I want to buy apple laptop, so I need someone to tell me this laptop will be fast and it will do all my work for graphic and web design:
Intel Core 2 Duo
Option 1
•2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
•1440 x 900 resolution
•2GB memory
•120GB hard drive
•6x double-layer SuperDrive
•ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 256MB SDRAM
•15-inch: 2.33GH

Option 2
•2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
•1680 x 1050 resolution
•2GB memory
•160GB hard drive
•8x double-layer SuperDrive
•ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics with 256MB SDRAM
•17-inch: 2.33GHz

The different between these options is the screen size and the number of layer SuperDrive. And option 1 is cheaper for me but im not sure for the number of layers SuperDrive do? it will be better to buy option 2 because it have more layers ??
It needs to add more memory or its enough

*im useing (photoshope, Freehand , Dreamweaver, Flash and Adobe Audition) for my work

Thnx a lot

M. Sabah
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Nov 18th 2006#175372 Report
Member since: Jul 14th 2001
Posts: 2019
it's not the number of layers, it's the write speed. or read speed? i think write speed. personally would go with option 1 b/c that's all i could afford. i would think 2 gig of ram would suffice, but not sure what formats you would be working in and what sort of programs. if you need the little extra display realty maybe option2.
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Nov 18th 2006#175373 Report
Member since: Nov 18th 2006
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im useing (photoshope, Freehand , Dreamweaver, Flash and Adobe Audition) for my work
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Apr 5th 2007#176715 Report
Member since: Apr 5th 2007
Posts: 5
In terms of computer speed when running the applications you listed
its really up to the cpu, ram and the hard drive

core 2 duo is an excellent cpu for graphics applications, its probably the fastest you could get in a laptop.

The amount of ram is ample, although the speed of ram is determined not by the amount of it, but by the frequency (mhz) and the latencies of the ram used.

In terms of hard drive, it shouldnt really matter much, so long as the capacity is good and the hard drive is of good quality so that it doesnt die on you ;)
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Jun 18th 2007#177104 Report
Member since: Jun 16th 2007
Posts: 71
I suggest Core 2 Duo e6300 or above,
it is suitable for a graphic worksation with 1g or 2g ram too.
A very good choice for graphics designers
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Jul 1st 2007#177318 Report
Member since: Oct 13th 2006
Posts: 1
Has anyone tried this test?

http://www.retouchartists.com/pages/speedtest.html

They also have a page where people who've taken the test post up their results + their computer configurations here:

http://www.retouchartists.com/pages/results.html
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Jul 1st 2007#177328 Report
Member since: Sep 29th 2003
Posts: 1496
M. Sabah-

Looks like you are configuring a MacBook Pro, I have the 15" model and love it. I would definetely go with Option 1 over Option 2, the monitor on the 15" as well as the computer itself is SUPERB. I wouldn't trade my MBP for anything, I love this computer and it works so fast and is so light/portable I am amazed.

Hope that helps you in your decision making!
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