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5 years 2 months ago #1087 by Christian Udarbe
I need a new laptop for studies and of course, photo editing. I like desktops more than laptops, but having a laptop makes it easier for me to edit almost immediately when I travel to distant locations as opposed to editing when I get back home.

Here in the Philippines, I found a good Acer for a great price:

www.acer.com.ph/ac/en/PH/content/model/LX.RNM0C.004

Roughly around $930, the specs look more than decent enough.

But I still would want your opinion on this. Do you think the specs are good enough for photo editing, music recording/editing, a few video editing, and some gaming? LOL I can't find any good sites that would give good insight. :oops:

You can also give me alternatives to this. But keep it with in the same price range :lol:

Thanks!


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5 years 2 months ago #1094 by Mistery
That laptop will serve you just fine for editing. The only thing that would scare me away would be being a 14". I don't like working on anything smaller than a 15" myself.

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5 years 2 months ago #1095 by Christian Udarbe
Yep, the screen size is a bit off putting LOL but I do have an extra 20" LED monitor, so most probably when I am at home editing I'll just hook a second monitor (increases the workspace, too). I'll probably just try and tolerate the small screen when I'm on my travels LOL

Was looking into some Macs in the past, but I don't think I am quite ready to go Mac just yet LOL


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5 years 2 months ago #1096 by Mistery
You couldn't give me a Mac. If you did I would just sell it...lol.

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5 years 2 months ago #1098 by Christian Udarbe
LOL, when my eldest sister arrived here for vacation, I saw her Macbook, I was all like "what is this blasphemy in my room!?".

I'll admit, they are pretty, but expensive, and somehow a lot more confusing than windows IMO; plus a buddy made a very good point, I could make a PC Rig that can outperform a Mac of the same price! And if I do get a Mac, I have to purchase a Mac version of all the programs I have... even more money to spend. :(


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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #1099 by Andrew Olson
I have a Dell PC and laptop and both are pretty good. That being said, my entire photo department is exclusively Mac. I don't have anything against Mac, they are fine computers but as many would express they are much more expensive than their counterparts. Basically, when buying a Mac, you are paying for the name, its not that Macs' are that much better, a computer is a computer.

About 80 percent (roughly) of the world uses Windows operating systems, however, one will find that the photography world is almost the opposite, being about 80+ percent Mac. I have gotten used to using both systems, they are both easy to use and both have their strengths and weaknesses. On an aesthetic point, I will say I love the design of Mac computers, to me they just seem much more elegant. But really all that matters is you get a computer that works, no BS, it just does its job.

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5 years 2 months ago #1100 by Christian Udarbe
Yep, I agree, so long as it does the job then it's all good; LOL I still have the Iphone 3G (take note, not 3GS), and have no plans of upgrading it because it does what it has to do. I'm not all that app crazy anyways, so long as I get my text messages and calls, then I'm happy.


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5 years 2 months ago #1101 by Mistery
Hahaha, I still use a phone I bought four years ago. All I need is a phone.

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5 years 2 months ago #1102 by Tim March
I bought a mac in august, it was the best purchase I have ever made, worth every penny. The battery life is unreal, it doesn't slow down and I find it to be simpler than windows. It did cost a lot but thats just the price of doing business IMO. Mines a 13 inch macbook pro (2.7ghz i7, 8gb or Ram, 750gb HDD), the screen is a bit small for photo editing so I just hook it up to a 24" LED monitor. Perfect size for bringing it to school though. I would never switch back to windows.

Also, I'm not an apple "fanboy" I use a blackberry for my phone!

Canon T2i (550d) 24-70 f/2.8L, 50 f/1.8
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5 years 2 months ago #1103 by Christian Udarbe
How much was your purchase for the Macbook? I might be limited with cash so I might lean over to the Acer for now... And just like you, I got an LED monitor around 20" that I can hook it up to.

And there's the gaming aspect with the Acer (neeeed skyrim) LOL


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5 years 2 months ago #1114 by Tim March
mine was around $2300 (Canadian Dollar) including my student discount..... definitely not cheap

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5 years 2 months ago #1115 by Christian Udarbe
Wow! Definitely not cheap! LOL That settles it; I'm going for that Acer and have it hooked up to my 20" LED. ;)


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