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Suggested cheap laptops for DAZ Studio?
Posted: 27 October 2012 04:36 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m really sorry to be asking for help like this. I know there was just a thread about getting a new computer and I know before that there were others. I just can’t find them. I may have to break down and get a laptop computer sooner than I wanted (meaning light funds) so that I can keep working while my mom is in the ICU again. I know studio does not like some graphics cards and I am guessing that some computer brands are more likely to have said cards. I’m sort of at a loss at what to look at other than price wise and unless they tell me tonight she will be better sooner than I expect I’ll run to the local compUSA in the morning and get something so I can work at the hospital.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Basically…stay away from anything with an “Intel Graphics” whatever they are calling it this month.

Any multicore/decent RAM (read more than 4GB) modern machine with 64 bit Windows should be fine.  Discreet graphics (read actual video card) is better…but much more, in the cost department.  A midrange i5 or AMD quad will be fine.  AMD or Nvidia graphics and at least 6 GB RAM (8 or more is better).  Although, giving a quick look…there are some discreet video i5s in the $600 range.  (there are some 15” i3s in the $400 range) Stay away from ‘low end’ Celeron/Pentium CPUs…the i-series Intel and A series AMD and ‘up’ are what to look for.

Of course, the larger the screen the easier/better it will be. 

Two or more USB ports is a major plus.  Grabbing a mouse/wireless mouse…very good idea.  Doing this kind of work with the touchpad…frustrating.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 10:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you very much! I think I found one that fits in with your suggestions and is within my budget.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Wut mjc said…

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