questions about buying a new laptop

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm getting a new laptop. The toughest thing it will do is process photographs in Photoshop. I don't play any games that require super graphics. In general, here is what I"m thinking:

    • 15.6"
    • 16 Gig memory
    • I7 processor (I've not narrowed down a processor model, I think it will be hard to find my choice if I do)
    • Either a 1 TB hard drive or dual drives with one SSD or a hybrid drive. I'm open to suggestion. I have a hybrid drive in my current laptop (I replaced the original) and it boots up significantly faster, IMO.
    • 4 gig memory card
    • Built in DVD player/burner. I'm on the fence about Blu Ray. It would definitely not be a deal killer if Blu Ray was not included but I need a DVD player. With the travelling I do, I don't want to have to tote a separate drive with me.
    • HD monitor. I don't think 4K would do anything for me on a 15.6" monitor
    • I would like an AC network card. Not seeing a lot of them so it's probably not a deal killer
    I'm going to spend in the neighborhood of $1000. I could go over that but not by too much. I keep my laptops forever so I need to get a pretty decent one so it won't be obsolete in a couple of years.

    OK - Finally to the question. Should I get a touch screen? I know that it will be very handy if I get one. The problem is that getting a touch screen will force Win 8 on me and I hate it so much. I could probably get used to using it but I don't want to.

    What do you think? Also, any suggestions on brand and model?

    The Win8 question has delayed me buying it already. I just can't pull the trigger on Win8 so I turn the the well known computer forum, Dawgs.
     
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    jpeg it.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    goddammit, we try to have a nice place here.
     
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    Get one that will play your gay porno smoothly
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    You're making a mockery of this thread. Besides my gay porno is all vintage and is on 8mm.
     
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    Touch screen with windows 10 ftw
     
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    macbook pro
     
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    wetback #1 Asshole VIP

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    Get a surface pro 3 that's what I got. It's running windows 10 preview. Best thing ever!
     
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    Better than Kim Kardashian's feet?
     
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    I've converted to Chromebooks. I don't know what's good now as far as laptops. Those specs you listed are solid.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Did I accidentally include "must look like a faggot" on my list of needs?

    Plus the one I'd need is wayyyy out of my price range. I need one now.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    That's probably what I will end up doing. Almost any new application is going to be built for touchscreen.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Not enough computing power. Photoshop uses a lot of gas when you are working on photos.
     
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    surface pro 3 i3 processor 128 gig should be plenty for what your looking for.
     
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    it comes with a core i7 version, i'm running photoshop on my surface pro 3 with i3 64gb version
     
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    The one I am replacing is an I5 with a hybrid 512 gig drive. It isn't enough.
     
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    :bigthink: I really put a beating on my machine when I start doing adjustment layers and things like that.
     
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    do you use photoshop CC? what about an external drive??