2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2013 9:00 AM by Harm Millaard

    Looking to buy new desktop, need advice


      Hey folks, it's been about 6 years since I bought a laptop (HP) and I am starting to get into photography a whole lot more.  I specifically love Lightroom 4 and have been using the 30 day free trial.  However, it is dog slow when uploading files, I don't have much available hard drive space on the laptop.  I have been looking for a desktop, but I want to make sure it will be sufficient for Lightroom 4.  I don't really see myself getting into video editing, maybe I would upgrade to Photoshop some day.  Otherwise it's mostly Office programs and internet, I'm not a gamer either if that helps.


      I am not really interested in Windows 8 right now, and I see I can get machines with Windows 7 still

      I would prefer a name brand like HP, but am open to suggestions

      Budget for desktop, less monitor $650ish


      My concerns about what is required for Lightroom 4:




      Graphics Card


      As a reference here is a machine I have been looking at:




      Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated, I don't want to waste money on something that isn't going to be capable.