View Full Version : Good Graphic Design Laptop?

17-02-2006, 12:26 PM
Hi ppl,

Im thinking of buying a laptop to do alot of my design work on, is there a good make out there for designers? Obviously I will need a 17 inch screen and a decent amount of ram, just wondering if anyone knew of any good ones out there?

Brett White

17-02-2006, 12:39 PM
Apple Power Book 17in

The only possible choice

17-02-2006, 12:52 PM
Forgot to add, non apple if possible? I know the powerbooks are class though.

17-02-2006, 12:53 PM
My business partner and I have the latest 17 inch ibooks for when we are out and about and they are beefed up to 1.5GB SDRAM and a 100GB hard drive. Works really well. Then in the office we have a 20" and a 17" G5.

But in the spring we are upgrading to the new Macbook pros. http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/90801/wo/n36uZb2zInGe3LLomhkt7cY6Fn2/4.SLID?nclm=MacBook&mco=B37DCED

They are not cheap but nothing from Apple every is !


17-02-2006, 01:46 PM
My mate just sold his unwanted b'day present - a Toshiba M60-164 - 17inch, DVDRW and loads of RAM - would have been ideal for you!!!

17-02-2006, 01:57 PM
The new toshiba is pretty awesome i saw.
However I think if you can afford get apple esp for design

I work on a powerbook and altho its like 4 years old now its still the ****

18-02-2006, 01:40 PM
Dell 9300 looks like a great choice. I'd recommend buying the upgraded graphics option (128mb Radeon x300) and the 1920x1200 display. I would only buy the basic memory option from Dell and buy an upgrade elsewhere - Dell's memory prices are OTT.

I bought the Inspiron 6000 with an upgraded 15.4" widescreen which is superb. I already had/have a 24" desktop screen which I use when I dock this machine so I decided to go for a 6000 over the 9300.

My laptop only has 512mb RAM at the moment which I had intended to upgrade myself once I bought the laptop but having used it I found performance was ideal with the base memory (plus I had other bills to pay ;) )

Hope this helps.

18-02-2006, 06:29 PM
I used to have a Sony VAIO which was great, however, I got rid of this for a normal desktop PC as my back and neck were causing me loads of problems.

If you are spending long periods of time at a computer I would recommend a normal desktop PC as chiropractors don't come cheap.

19-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Hi Brett

You know you love apple deep down! Go for a Powerbook, its the best choice for design work.

19-02-2006, 03:33 PM
Or the new Macbook pro with the intel core duo prcessor.
Well worth it.


19-02-2006, 06:34 PM
getting the new mac would be a problem as things like photoshop will not work on it yet, unless you run it in some kind of classic mode which would'nt be that great.