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Topic # 43558 20-Oct-2009 20:30
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I'm looking to buy a laptop that will last me from next year (7th form/Year 13) right through Uni (the next 4+ years). I want it predominantly to use Adobe Photoshop CS2, and CS4 when I get around to getting it. It needs to be able to run these without too much lag, and I'd like something with atleast a 250gb hard drive. I've got an external hard drive also so hard drive space is not a huge issue for me. I prefer Windows, so don't turn this into a PC vs Mac debate. A decent screen would be good, but plugging it in to a desktop monitor is easy if need be so I'm not too fussed. I'm looking at spending around NZ$1000-$1400 on it.

Any ideas of a suitable model would be much appreciated.

Just to summarise:
- Windows.
- Must be able to run Adobe Photoshop CS2 well, at minumum, CS4 capability preferred.
- 250gb+ hard drive
- NZ$1000-$1400
- Decent screen, but not a huge priority because of availability of desktop monitors.

Thanks alot.

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  Reply # 265452 20-Oct-2009 21:02
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Not likely to find one that will definitely last 5 years nut if you look after it and are willing to repair it if it does break you might get lucky.





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  Reply # 265453 20-Oct-2009 21:18
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It doesn't HAVE to last 5 years, as long as possible would be great - I don't want something that craps out after a year or 2, is what I'm trying to say.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 265475 20-Oct-2009 22:22
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I've been through 4 laptops.  All had 3 year warranties, all were on-sold on TradeMe 2 months before their warranties expired.

I would recommend HP, and just spec it up so it fits in your budget.

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