Replacing desktop with laptop...plz help!
Ok Im totally confused now and need some help. I am a free lance graphic designer and animator. I use Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator but the last few months there has been an increased demand in motion graphics. I use Cinema 4D and After Effects alot. I tend to use Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion too and Im finding the render times of each frame to be unbareably long.
My machine is getting old and I want to replace it but I dont have a big budget nor alot of space since moving to this new small apartment. At the moment Im running:
Dell XPS 720 with Vista 32-Bit
Intel Quad core Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
Geforce 8800 Ultra 768Mb graphics card
I have my eye on a Dell XPS laptop here's its spec:
Dell xps L502x. i7 processor 2.00GHZ with Turbo boost 2.0 up to 2.90GHZ
,Hard drive 640GB,
Optical Drive;8xDVD+/-RW Optical drive,
Power supply Xps 130W AC Adapter,
Power cord;uk 250V,
Battery;Primary 9-cell90W/HR LI-ION
Graphic;2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M Graphic card
Window;English genuine windows 7 Home Premium(64 BIT)
So my question is would this be worth buying? Its at a good price but when I compare graphics cards and processors the laptop seems fo fall much shorter. I know desktops are best suited to this kind of work but this pc is nearly three years old now, the laptop must be able to handle it better right?!
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