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  # 1313436 28-May-2015 12:58
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Krishant007: 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?


Probably not a silly idea (since we already have the monitor/keyboard setup) but the Lightroom courses I'm looking at say to bring a laptop with LR installed.
Would be convenient if it was a portable option.

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  # 1313440 28-May-2015 13:10
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esawers:
Krishant007: 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?


Probably not a silly idea (since we already have the monitor/keyboard setup) but the Lightroom courses I'm looking at say to bring a laptop with LR installed.
Would be convenient if it was a portable option.


I'd recommend this 

 

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/laptops-notebooks/toshiba-satellite-15-6-l50-b02l-w8-1-notebook-dsnz-xc9392

I'm sure it won't have great battery life, it also will be plastically, but it will be fast enough and reaches your price point.  When you're better and more advanced at lightroom you will realise you will need to upgrade to a machine that has a better display and better performance (and you will need to pay at least double the price).

$1000 won't get you far, but this laptop will get you into the classroom.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1313484 28-May-2015 13:51
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ya that looks like a decent option in that case for a laptop. I didnt realise its for a class. In that case, yes a laptop would be the way to go and the Toshiba suggested does seem to be a pretty viable option. But the suggestion for ex gaming laptops is also a great one! Some of these machines are really powerful and would be able to more than handle anything you throw at them

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  # 1313554 28-May-2015 15:10
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esawers: Can anyone recommend a laptop for using Lightroom?  (it will be used in a home office, some downloading, basic kids games, browsing)
We have an oldish Toshiba currently, which is running Lightroom well but could do with an upgrade! We hide the laptop under the desk and use an external monitor with wireless keyboard and mouse (but we like the portability).

I keep leaning towards Macbooks, but to be honest I'm a Windows gal.

Budget: Can't justify more than $1000 (second hand is also ok)



Edit: I saw this one this morning, but can't find any reviews.
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/computers/laptops/pc-notebook-computers/hp-15-p215ax-15-6-white-notebook/prod134863.html



Most newish laptops will be able to run Lightroom.  Lightroom is not that resource intensive on the PC, not like video editing or high spec gaming.  For CPU you could go as low as i3 and it will still run fine but of course if you want it to be faster i5 or i7.

4GB of ram as a minimum, the more the better.

SSD's if you want it to perform really fast but not essential for Lightroom.








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  # 1313555 28-May-2015 15:12
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Actually from memory I loaded Lightroom on my Toshiba laptop for a project, which is i3 and at the time had 4GB of ram and it worked fine.




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  # 1313582 28-May-2015 15:49
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Fred99:
nathan: Surface 3

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msnz/en_NZ/pdp/productID.314935000?icid=HPBanner_2_S3_22052015


Not for serious image processing/editing with Atom processor.  I'm pretty sure it will choke on processor intensive tasks (raw file conversion etc.) It's incredibly frustrating using sliders etc in image editing software which don't reflect changes made on screen almost instantly.

Surface Pro perhaps - but even then I'd suggest Core i7 upgrade option.  Better still would be something with quad-core i7.  Please pass back to MS head office to make a surface device with larger screen, faster CPU options.


This is a 4 core i7 with HT rendering a 36 megapixel 14 bit raw file:





LR6 runs fine on my Surface 3.

Whoa, wait a sec, did you say Atom? Atom processors were in netbooks and I hate them.

Okay, settle down. Also, that’s more like a question and a statement. Here’s what you need to know about the Intel Atom x7 processor inside Surface 3:

• It is a quad-core processor that runs at 1.6 GHz with burst speeds up to 2.4GHz

• We are using the highest performing Cherry Trail chip available from Intel

• Our benchmarks show that Surface 3 with 2 GB RAM offers more than 80% of the performance of the Core i3 Surface Pro 3, and greatly exceeds the performance of Surface 2 and previous generation Atom chips

So, relax. This quad-core chip is really fast and it will surprise you. This ain’t your grandpa’s Atom processor, that’s for sure.

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  # 1314113 29-May-2015 13:37
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Here is a similar spec to that Acer I linked, this time by Dell.  It is $20 more and includes a better/more suitable graphics card.

http://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers/dell/inspiron-15-3000-15-6-inch-laptop-sku-290272/

 
 
 
 


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  # 1314132 29-May-2015 14:00
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This screen resolution is horrible. Only get full hd resolution.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1314135 29-May-2015 14:02
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joker97: This screen resolution is horrible. Only get full hd resolution.


Good luck...

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  # 1314321 29-May-2015 19:51
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With all due respect, if you have used Lightroom, you will understand that the interface has 5 mini windows. Photo in the middle flanked by a workspace at the top the left the right and below. These workspaces take up specified pixels. Then i don't know what is left for the picture editing in the middle.




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  # 1314334 29-May-2015 20:36
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I have a laptop I am looking at selling owned for a few months comes with receipt would be looking for 1k


Asus Zenbook UX303la

I5 5200U
8GB Ram
256gb ssd
13.3" 1080p Touchscreen
Windows 8.1

Full specs here
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKASU3034320&name=ASUS-Zenbook-UX303LA-Premium-Ultrabook-13.3-FHD-To

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