Help me choose laptop for Graphic/Web Designing.

Arshdeep Singh

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Hi !
I am a Graphics/Web Designer and Illustrator artist. I find two laptops online (give below). So I want your suggestions for choosing from two laptops given below according to their price and configuration.

1. Toshiba Satellite S50D 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-5745M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)

Display
Screen Size: 15.6 in
Native Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
LED Backlit Display: Yes
Touchscreen Display: No
3D Capable Display: No

Processor
Processor Type: AMD A10-5745M
Processor Speed: 2.1 GHz
Processor Cache: 4 MB L2

Storage & Memory
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (RPM): 5400 rpm
RAM Size: 8 GB
RAM Type: DDR3
RAM Speed: 1333 MHz
RAM Slots: 2 (0 Available)
Optical Drive: Dual Layer SuperMulti DVD+/-R
Built-in Memory Card Reader: Yes
Memory Card Reader-Compatible
Memory Types: SD; SDHC; SDXC; MMC; Mini SD; Micro SD

Graphics
Graphics Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 8570M Dual
Video Memory Configuration: Dedicated
Dedicated Video Memory Size: 1 GB
Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable: No


PRICE: $399.97 (CAD)



2. Sony VAIO 15.5" Laptop - Black (Intel Core i7-3537U / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8)

Display
Screen Size: 15.5 in
Native Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
LED Backlit Display: Yes
Touchscreen Display: Yes
3D Capable Display: No

Processor
Processor Type: Intel Core i7-3537u
Processor Speed: 2.00 GHz
Processor Cache: 4 MB L3

Storage & Memory
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (RPM): 5400 rpm
RAM Size: 8 GB
RAM Type: DDR3L SDRAM
RAM Speed: 1600 MHz
RAM Slots: 2 (0 Available)
Optical Drive: Blu-ray Disc Drive with DVD SuperMulti
Built-in Memory Card Reader: Yes
Memory Card Reader-Compatible Memory Types: SD

Graphics
Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
Video Memory Configuration: Dedicated
Dedicated Video Memory Size: 2 GB
Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable: No

PRICE: $699.97 (CAD)



All suggestions are welcomed.
Thanks !!
 

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The 2nd, for the better resolution and better system speed. If your files get really large (500mb or more) or use up alot of ram for action history you can buy additional ram memory.
 

SuperSoph_WD

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Hey there, Arshdeep Singh!

I believe out of the two options, I'd go with the second one.
Overall it has better configuration and specs.
I'd maybe ask for or get a laptop with a two-bay storage option, you should check if you have this.
And also get one with an HDD that is 7200 RPM at least.
Since you are planning to use demanding applications on it, I'm speaking from personal experience here and a 5400 RPM HDD wouldn't satisfy you with performance.
I said a 2-bay storage option, because this way you can later on add an SSD for even faster performance of the OS and the software apps in general.

Hope this helps you! :)
SuperSoph_WD
 

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The 2nd, for the better resolution and better system speed. If your files get really large (500mb or more) or use up alot of ram for action history you can buy additional ram memory.
 
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