Need advice on new tablet pc

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by elorahd, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. elorahd

    elorahd Guest

    I'm wanting to get a convertible laptop to run my adobe programs on.
    I'm wondering what specs I should be looking for. Ideally, I would like
    3ghz, 100gb, 1gb ram, firewire port, dual layer dvd writer, and a
    decent amount of video ram. I'm having trouble finding that. Tablet
    pc's don't come in 3ghz. And to get the specs I'm looking for it really
    shoots the price up to a ridiculous amount for what you're getting. So,
    I guess my questions would be: What are the minimum specs I should look
    for? I would like to be running Photoshop, AE, and Premiere all at once
    and not have it hang on me. Do I need more ghz or more memory for that
    to work?
    elorahd, Jul 24, 2006
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  2. elorahd

    Kielipuoli Guest


    I'm using the full Creative Suite CS2, Premiere Elements and some other
    "heavy-weight" software on my laptop. No problems having Photoshop,
    Illustrator, GoLive and Premiere Elements open at the same time.

    Properties: 1.66 GHz, 1.2 GB RAM, approx. 100 GB hard disk space, Intel
    processor. Model: Samsung Q35.

    I would go for more than 1 GB of RAM if I were you.

    Hope this helps.
    Kielipuoli, Jul 24, 2006
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  3. elorahd

    elorahd Guest

    Thanks, that does help. How much video ram do you have? And have you
    tried using just a graphics tablet as opposed to a convertible laptop?
    Some are saying it's not as sensitive as the external tablets.
    Honestly, I've never used either so I'm not really sure what kind of
    features I should be looking for when it comes to the tablet part. I
    think I would mostly use it for writing notes on screen and using the
    freeform 'select' tools in Photoshop.
    elorahd, Jul 24, 2006
  4. elorahd

    Kielipuoli Guest

    I'm using an external Wacom graphics tablet. (Works fine with Creative
    Suite and with other applications as well.)
    I'm not sure about the amount of video RAM (I don't have my laptop here
    with me to check).
    Kielipuoli, Jul 25, 2006
  5. elorahd

    ronviers Guest

    I assume from the speed you mention you are talking about a Wintel.
    Speed means heat - heat is the enemy of reliability. Better to
    compromise on speed and bump up the RAM. But remember XP Pro (non-64
    bit) will only use 3GB (more or less) so don't waist any money by going
    more than 4GB.
    Look at the Apples - nice displays.

    Good luck,
    ronviers, Jul 26, 2006
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