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  # 1313257 28-May-2015 09:05
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joker97: imagine every time I ask for an 8 seater and the answer is Mazda 3 ...


Imagine if the OP asks for a $1000 laptop and the response is a 8GB/16GB machine with SSD and i7 Haswell

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  # 1313293 28-May-2015 10:14
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joker97: https://trademe.co.nz/893767881


That is a HP Lounge/Office heater




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  # 1313318 28-May-2015 10:41
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MikeB4:
joker97: https://trademe.co.nz/893767881


That is a HP Lounge/Office heater


...which might not be an issue for the OP's needs (used connected to an external monitor etc plugged in to mains, battery life probably not an issue, still image processing - unless batch-processing a stack of files - is very CPU intensive for short duration only - so heat won't be an issue, build quality/ruggedness/compact size not as critical as for someone using a notebook as a portable device).

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MikeB4:
joker97: https://trademe.co.nz/893767881


That is a HP Lounge/Office heater


...which might not be an issue for the OP's needs (used connected to an external monitor etc plugged in to mains, battery life probably not an issue, still image processing - unless batch-processing a stack of files - is very CPU intensive for short duration only - so heat won't be an issue, build quality/ruggedness/compact size not as critical as for someone using a notebook as a portable device).


Using Lightroom on an HP is going cause heating issues, the brand is prone to overheating especially it's consumer ranges. It has been my experience that these suffer serious overheating issues with only moderate use. If one is going to use a HP Laptop it is better to punt for
one of the enterprise models.




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  # 1313363 28-May-2015 11:36
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Thanks Joker!

I have been looking at the HP Envy models



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  # 1313368 28-May-2015 11:40
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What about Lenovo?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/lenovo/auction-894200620.htm
looks like it's had a hard life!

 
 
 
 


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  # 1313370 28-May-2015 11:43
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laptops designed to be slim and sexy are never going to have good ventilation as a priority at design stage. they are usually low powered CPU products that have received a turbo charger. lightroom 5 is NOT CPU intensive at all, and maxes out around 50-70% (can't remember) when exporting files. LR 6 maxes at 100% while encoding files. the rest of the time the CPU is not stressed for too long. unless you have about 10+ effects painted on, then it will struggle a bit. those mods are better suited for photoshop.




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  # 1313372 28-May-2015 11:46
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the important thing to look for in a laptop for LR is 
1) screen size - you can't see anything on a small screen
2) screen resolution - full HD is best. too low no good too high the stress is higher on the CPU without much gain (your eyes can only see that much)
3) touch pad. most of the time you are on the touch pad. get one with wobbly makeshift pad or a small sized pad and you are in a world of pain. mouse is better.
4) SSD - that is probably the biggest improvement in performance you will get
5) 8GB RAM is enough, more is always better but I rarely see my LR use more than a handful of GB even with 1000 files open




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  # 1313385 28-May-2015 11:57
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esawers: What about Lenovo?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/lenovo/auction-894200620.htm
looks like it's had a hard life!


the keyword to search is "gaming laptop". a proper one looks chunky (for ventilation), but they are more expensive than your budget.




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  # 1313424 28-May-2015 12:44
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There is a nice Alienware laptop, reserve $1200 but getting a bit out of price range.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/dell/auction-894521908.htm


Or would a MacBook be the way to go? A couple of 2012 MacBook with retina around the $1000 mark

Also one for $650 with no screen.... hmm

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i know nothing about Macbook specs and OSX versions of LR/PS. what does the specs say




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esawers: There is a nice Alienware laptop, reserve $1200 but getting a bit out of price range.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/dell/auction-894521908.htm


Or would a MacBook be the way to go? A couple of 2012 MacBook with retina around the $1000 mark

Also one for $650 with no screen.... hmm


someone suggested desktop, which will be your best performer. will you consider desktop?




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  # 1313433 28-May-2015 12:50
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joker97: i know nothing about Macbook specs and OSX versions of LR/PS. what does the specs say


2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Dual-Core Haswell
8GB DDR3 RAM
750GB Hard Drive
Integrated Intel 4000 Graphics
13.3" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display
1280 x 800 Native Resolution
NO retina

Or Retina screen i5 2.5ghz, 8gb ram around the same price.

Also nice specs
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/dell/auction-892924369.htm


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Might be a good idea to check out some desktops actually - you would get a lot more power from a 1000 desktop then a laptop. Any reason you are not considering a desktop?


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