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I am in search of a laptop for web design/development.

Some of the programs I use and have open all day

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Itunes
  • Adobe Premier Elements

What I’m looking for:

  • Fairly fast, I run a core i7 @ 2.93GHz desktop and it would need to be similar in terms of performance.
  • About 6 gigs of memory.
  • Looks not that important.
  • A good sized screen from 15” up.
  • Battery life not that important.
  • Reliable.
  • €900 budget.

I have been looking at this Acer laptop and it seems to tick all the boxes but I’ve never used an acer before and think of them as cheap? Are they good?

Also, this Lenovo looks good but it’s an i5, will this be slower?

Anywho, any advice is greatly appreciated.

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