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I was planning on using dual monitors so I can work on a big screen, instead of using the laptops screen. Could someone recommend a laptop that would suit my needs, or what I should be looking for … Read More
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
I was planning on using dual monitors so I can work on a big screen, instead of using the laptops screen.

Could someone recommend a laptop that would suit my needs, or what I should be looking for in terms of hardware.

Thanks for any help!

Mumphy
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
well what would you be running? would you want to be running just img software or like video and web too?
#2
Hi

I will be using Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver etc, no need really for video editing, good graphics card would be good :thumbsup:
#3
hmmmm ok i dont know any off the top of my head but i will keep my eye out. if you decide you want to use video software then remeber it slows down your machine loads (well it does mine)
#4
Most graphic designers like to use Apple products. I personally still like windows though and anything with 2gb and core 2 duo (laptops) works fine with Photoshop and illustrator working together. Even on my old PC photoshop at 512mb worked fine
#5
sorry should of said ...NO MACS cant get the software for it again, so has to be a PC laptop, just need a very good laptop that will handle photoshop, illustrator files and dreamweaver quick !!

and of course good quality ie graphics cards....are the Dell laptops any good, I have also read up un the ALienware laptops, but they seem a bit pricey :?
suspended#6
dell are very good, i upgraded to the better graphics card when i bought mine and it works with everything, my daughter does graphics design on it, id def recommend dell, go for the best you can afford, and the max memory
#7
just been looking at the dell xps laptops, they seem good, i just need mine to be super quick and to handle graphic intense work, im a freelance designer and have only ever had desktop PC's. Would really know the best spec laptop I could get within the £600 - £900 bracket, with capability of expanding if need be, I just want to get this right as I have been BURNT, SKANKED, in the past :thumbsup:
#8
Does the laptop need to power the dual-screens by itself? Finding a monitor with dual-DVI ports may be tricky (a DVI and an HDMI should work as well).
#9
not sure really ... sorry, I just know that I have seen a laptop run 2 screens, it was and IBM laptop and a IILYAMA screen, so I guess the laptop has to have dual monitor graphics cards?
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mumford
not sure really ... sorry, I just know that I have seen a laptop run 2 screens, it was and IBM laptop and a IILYAMA screen, so I guess the laptop has to have dual monitor graphics cards?


Something like Matrox's DualHead2Go will let you run a couple of monitors off one graphics port by pretending to be one large monitor: http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/home.php

I don't know how common dual-output ports are at your price range though.
suspended#11
the dell xps lets you run up to 4 screens, my o/h has one and they are great, although not cheap, he got his off a firm off ebay and paid a lot less, but do be careful if you buy off ebay to make sure its a reputable firm as there are a lot of dodgy sellers as well as genuine. The xps m17 range all come with 17" widescreen plus dvi and normal monitor out and hdtv out all of which can be set individually.

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