[rollei_list] Re: Computer for PhotoShop CS2

  • From: Laurence Cuffe <cuffe@xxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 19:39:49 -0400

On Saturday, August 05, 2006, at 04:00PM, Peter K. <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Just adding one thought, buy as much RAM as you can.
all the best
Larry Cuffe
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Hi Jeffrey'
Why no one answers you question is beyond me. Buy a fast PC. Personally I would get a good brand that provides support should you need it. I like SONY (wonderful support), DELL, and Gateway. There are probably others but this is my recommendation in that order.
SONY also has the nicest flat panel for the money, but the others are pretty good. The best IMO is Samsung. CRTs are dead regardless of what people say. The SONY Hi Brite (spelling?) is a great LCD panel.
You can opt for a Dual Core but avoid XP64, it is awful. Stick with XP and limit your icons in the trays. Also turn off an anti virus when using CS2. You can also consider turning off Indexing. And above all tune up CS2. Most people forget to turn off some options that will improve it like turning off saving both PC and MAC files, etc. Hope this helps.
Oh yeah, no matter what laptop you have, the equivalent speed desktop will always be faster. Has a lot to do with the electronics, etc. This is all I will say as I am sure I will get a rebuttal to this from some armchair engineers.
Peter K

On 8/4/06, Jeffery Smith <jls@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It's time for me to upgrade my 3-year-old Gateway computer to something with more resources, and I need to go from Photoshop CS to CS2. For the same amount of money, will a PC serve me as well as a Mac? If I'm going to shoot for a $2500 spending limit (for just the computer, not the PhotoShop), how would it be best spent? I can add external hard drives, so internal hard drive space is not so much a concern.

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