Graphic Designer looking for Laptop.

kwoolley91

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I am a graphic designer who will be graduating with my BFA in about year. I am really needing a laptop that can handle everything in the Adobe Master Collection. I have a beast of a desktop so please don'r recommend one. I need something that I can take with me to classes, or to work, or just to show clients work. I have a budget of around $1.5k, but if you show me something sweet for $2k, the geek side of me will come out and buy it anyways.

Some of the Tasks it needs to be able to handle:
Multiple programs running at once (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Video rendering (I know I cant expect too much from a laptop)
High Resolution photo editing

Also, it really need an amazing display. (color, resolution), and good HDD, SSD capacity.

P.s. I am a Mac hater, but if it is truly the way to go then so be it. Thanks in advance.
 

David Lugarov

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Since you are a heavy graphics user, you'll want something nice and portable that combines powerful graphics with a fast SSD, for the color, you can't expect much from a laptop, but then, there's a solution, xoticpc.com offer a lot of laptop customization, and you can get a 92% color gamut screen, or get a standard screen that they will professionally calibrate for you. The Razer Blade Pro is great and portable. If you don't really care about something being super portable, you can go for an Asus G750 JX which has powerful 770M powered graphics, is relatively thin, and has incredible cooling.
 

David Lugarov

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Since you are a heavy graphics user, you'll want something nice and portable that combines powerful graphics with a fast SSD, for the color, you can't expect much from a laptop, but then, there's a solution, xoticpc.com offer a lot of laptop customization, and you can get a 92% color gamut screen, or get a standard screen that they will professionally calibrate for you. The Razer Blade Pro is great and portable. If you don't really care about something being super portable, you can go for an Asus G750 JX which has powerful 770M powered graphics, is relatively thin, and has incredible cooling.
 

kwoolley91

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Being Portable is one of my main priorities, Most of my work is done on my desktop, I need this laptop to pack the punch and fit in my bookbag at the same time. I am probably asking too much from a laptop. As for the Asus, I have an older Asus G72gx, these things are bricks, mine might as well have been a flip desktop. And as much as I love Razer peripherals, I do not think I trust them with my hardware.
 

David Lugarov

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The new G750 is thinner, but if you think it's still too bulky that's fine. The Blade Pro is a great laptop, you should give Razer a try, if you are not into the Blade Pro, MSI has an equivalent, the GS70. The Blade Pro and GS70 are in between a Macbook Pro and Macbook Air, so you know that's thin.
 

David Lugarov

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I'll tell you one thing though, when you make a laptop portable, there's a couple things you have to sacrifice, mainly, beastly performance and cooling, so what I'm saying is, these laptops will get really hot, really fast, I recommend you buy a cooling pad along with the laptop.
 

kwoolley91

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The MSI is looking pretty nice, any word on the battery life?
 

David Lugarov

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These are high performance laptops, they all have long lasting batteries, if you're going to be displaying pictures, and doing some photoshop, expect over 2, easily over 3 hours of battery life.
 

kwoolley91

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Thank you David Lugarov for the help. As of right now the MSI GS70 is looking pretty promising, If anyone else has has opinions please chime in, I have about a week before I make the purchase. Again, David, Thank you.
 

David Lugarov

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You're welcome. :D I'm glad I could help. When you are done and have bought your laptop, make sure to close this thread by choosing a best answer.
 
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