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Selecting the Best Laptops for Graphic Design

By: Andrew Wilson | Sep 24, 2011 07:19 AM

If you are choosing laptops for graphic design, it should be based more on laptop hardware than laptop software. Brands like Dell or Apple have established their name through the uncompromising quality of their products. This article offers some guidelines to the consumer who is planning to buy a laptop suitable for graphic designs. Screen Resolution- Actual screen resolution of laptops is not based on screen size. Laptops with 13 inch screens put in resolutions of 1280 by 800 than laptops with bigger screen size. However, you need not opt for tiny screens when you intend to do graphic design. Laptops with screen sizes of 15.4 inches are just great for your need. Experimenting and testing to know which screen resolutions suit your needs and workflow best, is what you should do before deciding on the screen you buy. Opening up various programs like Photoshop to see the size of the editing space, sharpness of images, fit in of toolbars etc will allow you to get an idea of what you want. In case you get a small size screen laptop with resolution you like, the best idea is to buy an additional monitor. This enables you to store the toolbars on the monitor while you do editing works on laptop screen. System RAM of laptop screens- System RAM of laptop screens is of utmost importance when you want to do graphic design. Programs with many RAM are needed to do graphic design. If your laptop has more RAM, it means the programs will run well and you will be able to work fast. Photoshop is used a lot in graphic designing along with other graphic design programs. 3 or 4 programs are run at once, which makes the quantity of RAM all the more important. RAM of 2 GB will do well if you intend not to use more than one program at a time. Multi-tasking individuals can go for RAM more than 2 GB. 4GB is the highest RAM available currently. RAM upgrades are charged high by vendors. It is wise to buy a laptop of standard RAM and then purchase extra modules to upgrade your laptop yourself. Laptop CPU- Laptop CPU or Processor should be strong for doing graphic designing, since graphic designers has lots of calculations to do. Processors with more than one core will work out well. The higher the processor scale better will be the operation of your system. Selection of Graphics Card- Never choose a laptop that has in-built graphics card. Systems with in-built graphics card take away almost 512 Megs of RAM, if a good video card is not provided for your laptop. Moreover, the system will get slow as it employs RAM for the dual task of sharing with innate video card and for running several programs. If your intention is to use your laptop for graphic designing, there is no need for you to go for in-built graphic cards. A basic graphics card of 64-256 MB memory is enough. However, if you wish to do 3D modelling, rendering etc and install many games, you can think otherwise. The best laptops designed for graphic designing hold an efficient graphics card along with its memory. In general we can say laptops best for graphic designing contains an efficient native resolution which permits you to include as many toolbars without compromising space for editing area. It will also have good RAM, dedicated video card, the best processing power along with many processing core.

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