I am sure this has come up before so I apologise. i have been out of the loop for a while and would like your help.
Basically I bought a laptop back in 2006. its now looking long in the tooth and too slow for what I use it for.
I use my laptop for photo editing. That is its primary use. I use the internet and watch movies, but they will be fine if I get a laptop fast enough for photo editing. I am not bothered by games at all on my laptop.
I have an Acer laptop at the moment, and although cheapish, it never really cut the mustard. It has windows xp, 2gb (upgraded from 1 gb) of RAM, 80gb HDD and a dedicated ATI Radeon graphics card (no idea which one). Think the processor is something like a core duo 1.67Ghz.
Things I would like from my new laptop is:
-Fast performance (I hate waiting for things to load...) -a good screen (high resolution, I use 1280 x 800 at the mo I think...or something like that) -Memory card reader built in -No software running in the background..i HATE Acer's software that runs in the background. -Decent built in speakers
I am prepared to spend up to £700 but preferably no more than £600. That is ambitious I know.
I am thinking of Dell or Toshiba. No more ACER for me. If you have any further recommendations let me know.
They are extremely helpful, and no problem getting their help for their products when you need it. I have built a number of machines using their parts, and the one I use now, I built two years ago from their barebones selection. Value for money.
just for reference, heres mine, its well over a year old now
1920x1200 17in WUXGA screen nvidia 7950 GTX with 512mb onboard, [not shared] 4gb ram 667mhz pc2-5300 [i think] core 2 duo t7600g upto 3.1GHZ, but i det it at 2.83 practically] 160gb 7200rpm hdd, easy to upgrade card reader, 6 USB ports, DVI out, VGA out, 1394, PC card, SD/MMC card slot