Ideally I'd like to purchase this laptop this week, before I go freelance (need something to potentially take to jobs that'll be powerful enough to cope!) And just wanted to see if I was needing to change anything to make it ready for CS6. My main programs will be AE, PhotoShop & Illustrator. (Ill also likely have C4D on there).
Really appreciate any advice. I've trawled the forums, here & on laptop building/ benchmark sites to try to get the best advice, so just want to check if I've missed anything glaring that'll help me work better (& faster). Appreciate your time folks, cheers!
Chassis & Display
Vortex Series:17.3" AUO Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-3720QM (2.60GHz) 6MB
32GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (4 x 8GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M - 4.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB INTEL® 330 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 500MB/sR | 450MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD SCORPIO BLUE WD10JPVT, SATA 3 Gb/s, 8MB CACHE (5400 rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
SONY BD-5750H 6x BLURAY WRITER & CYBERLINK SOFTWARE
Memory Card Reader
Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Intel 5.1 Channel High Definition Audio + SPDIF/MIC/Headphone Jack
GIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ 1102 WIRELESS GAMING 802.11N NETWORK CARD
3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
1 X 1394a FIREWIRE PORT
Vortex Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
Power Lead & Adaptor
1 x UK Power Lead & 220W AC Adaptor
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence
FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD WITH NUMBER PAD
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
INTEGRATED 2.0 MEGAPIXEL WEBCAM
Those specs should be good for CS6, and probably for C4D too. Not that it is related, but I recommend getting AntiVirus software, because viruses can be a pain.
Thanks very much dodgeb2 - much appreciated. As for anti-virus, I will defo get some but likely research before I do, had issues with the big ones like Norton so was thinking along the likes of AVG as always uses that, but will check what's best. Cheers!