I'm typing this after pressing ctrl enter and waiting for the swf to be created. The laptop I'm using has the specs below.
I'd tired of waiting so if I can afford it I'm going to buy a decent desktop pc (Mac out of my price range I think). I do use various other programs, but primarily I use Flash Pro CS5.5 (soon CS6).
I know very little about all the numbers you see when looking at computer specs and which ones need to be bigger to get Flash to compile faster. Can anyone help me?
My Current (slow publishing) Laptop specs (or meaningless numbers to me)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Model: Studio 1555
Rating: 5.0 Windows Experience Index
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10Ghz 2.10GHz
Installed memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System
It's all about the speed of your CPU and RAM. Laptops have the premium tax applied to them. To get a really fast laptop, you'll need to pay the price. They design laptops to be used via battery so the type of laptop you're targeting, which would have a modern i7+ processor, would be very expensive. At least $2k. They're designed to be as close to a desktop as possible and will drain battery considerably faster than what you're probably used to.
That isn't to say you can't get something much faster than you have.
What is your budget and must it be a laptop or are you open to using a desktop despite it being less convenient? A good way to think about it is you'll get double or more speed out of a desktop than a laptop for the same price so the question is relevant.
I have a modern i7 laptop and my i5 desktop literally beats it by double and cost half the price and has WAY more features.
Hello sinious, thanks for the reply,
I'm more than happy to get a desktop rather than laptop, I take your point about the premium price.
I was thinking of a budget of around $1k, but I don't know if that's realistic.
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