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I am looking into purchasing a new laptop that will be used mostly for Adobe photoshop applications. I want to make sure that I will have enough processing power to run this as my current computer with 2GB of RAM is always freezing up when I try to use photoshop.

I will most likely purchase a Dell, unless you have suggestions as to a different brand that would be comparable in price and functionality. I would like to spend <$1000, unless this is not possible. I will buy refurb if I can.


Any suggestions, tips to minimums as far as processor, RAM? Also, I don't completely understand the 32 bit vs. 64 bit versions of Vista. Will it make a difference as far as processing power between the two of them? Does the 32 vs 64 bit choice have any other implications?

Thanks!

Edited by yoursangoma, 16 April 2009 - 08:54 AM.

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In a 32-bit computer, the width (or size) of the data buss is 32-bits wide. A 64-bit buss is twice as wide so the system can move twice as much data around. Being able to process more data means a faster system -- but only for specific things.
If you produce videos, computer art, or develop programs, 64-bit systems will be helpful. But for the home user, 64-bit is currently a bit overkill.
Why not try this Sony VGN-NS230E Laptop, It has long battery life. And just for $600. I have ordered it just now.
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In a 32-bit computer, the width (or size) of the data buss is 32-bits wide. A 64-bit buss is twice as wide so the system can move twice as much data around. Being able to process more data means a faster system -- but only for specific things.
If you produce videos, computer art, or develop programs, 64-bit systems will be helpful. But for the home user, 64-bit is currently a bit overkill.
Why not try this Sony VGN-NS230E Laptop, It has long battery life. And just for $600. I have ordered it just now.



So if I plan on using it to run Adobe photoshop, should I get 32 or 64 bit?
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