2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2013 9:43 AM by John T Smith

    New Laptop CS6

    zads85

      I am currently looking at purchasing a new laptop and I have been reading through different threads to try and make sense of what I need.

       

      I am a current user of CS6 Photoshop, Lightroom and Premier Pro. I use these programs with my footage Captured from a Canon T3i (both Photos and Video) and I would classify myself as a hobbyist, I make short docs and edit photos.

       

      I am buying a new laptop because I travel for work and would like a PC that can come with me and I can use to edit while I am gone. One system I am looking at buying through computerupgradeking.com is the Asus N56VJ-DH71 Notebook, here are the specs of this machine:

       

      SPECIFICATIONS

      DISPLAY15.6" LED-BACKLIT TFT LCD DISPLAY FULL HD 1920 X 1080
      CPU / PROCESSORINTEL CORE I7-3630QM (2.4GHZ, 6MB CACHE, 3.4GHZ TURBO BOOST) 45 WATTS
      GRAPHICS / VIDEO CARD2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 635M DDR3
      SYSTEM MEMORY (RAM)16 GB (2 X 8GB) DDR3 1600MHZ
      HARD DRIVE1TB 5400RPM HDD I will upgrade this to either 250 GB Samsung 840 SSD or 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD
      OPTICAL DRIVESUPERMULTI 8X DVD+/-R/RW DUAL LAYER
      WEBCAMINTEGRATED HD WEBCAM / INTEGRATED MICROPHONE
      KEYBOARDFULL SIZED ILLUMINATING KEYBOARD WITH NUMERIC KEY PAD
      AUDIOINTEGRATED AUDIO
      OPERATING SYSTEMWINDOWS 8
      COLORBLACK AND ALUMINUM
      MICROPHONE / HEADPHONE JACKSMICROPHONE PORT IN, HEADPHONE PORT OUT

      PORTS / CARD READER

      MULTI-MEDIA CARD READER

      USB / FIREWIRE PORTS

      4 X USB 3.0
      ETHERNET PORTS1 X RJ-45(LAN)
      VGA / HDMI / DISPLAY PORTS

      1 HDMI, 1 VGA, MINI DISPLAYPORT

      BLUETOOTHBLUETOOTH 4.0
      WIRELESS LAN802.11 B/G/N (@ 2.4GHZ)

      BIOMETRIC SECURITY

      NONE

      BATTERY

      6-CELL LITHIUM-ION
      DIMENSIONS15" X 10" X 1"
      WEIGHT6.00 LBS
      MANUFACTURER PART NUMBERN56VJ-DH71
      UPC886227325405
      WARRANTY (MANUFACTURER)1-YEAR LIMITED HARDWARE WARRANTY SUPPORT
      WARRANTY (COMPUTER UPGRADE KING)

      3 YEAR - ALL COMPUTER UPGRADE KING ADDED PARTS
      3 YEAR - COMPUTER UPGRADE KING DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT

       

      With an upgraded hard drive this will cost either $1114 or $1269 depending if I go with a 250 GB SSD or a 500 GB SSD.

       

      Does this system seem reasonable given what I have outlined above? If not what needs the most improvement? Also is it possible to get a laptop around the same price that would do better?

       

      Thanks in advance for any help.

       

      Aaron