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Dear all, I am interested in purchasing a laptop that would work fast enough (with Linux) that I would be able to do some photoshopping and movie editing. I wonder ...
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    Purchasing Laptop: Advice Needed


    Dear all,

    I am interested in purchasing a laptop that would work fast enough (with Linux) that I would be able to do some photoshopping and movie editing. I wonder what type of Intel CPU do you recommend? What type of specifications should I keep in mind?

    How does an Intel Celeron sound? I have found the following computer below for $300.00 and I wonder if the power is sufficient for my purpose.

    I have never worked with a Linux and so I don't know how fast it functions when someone is editing photos and videos. Any thoughts would be most appreciated.

    Ron

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    Product Features

    Intel® Celeron® processor 900
    Features an 800MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 2.2GHz processor speed.

    3GB DDR3 memory
    For multitasking power, expandable to 4GB.

    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
    Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.

    15.6" TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen display
    With TruBrite technology and 1366 x 768 resolution for stunning detail and clarity.

    250GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
    Offers spacious storage options.

    Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
    With 128-1340MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory for intense detail.

    Multiformat media reader
    Supports Secure Digital, Memory Stick and MultiMediaCard formats.

    3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    For fast digital audio, video and data transfer.

    Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11b/g)
    Lets you connect to the Internet without wires.

    10/100 Ethernet LAN
    With RJ-45 connector for a quick and easy wired Web connection.

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    Hello

    If it were me, I'd check the websites for the applications that you plan to use and see what they suggest as system requirements because I know that you don't want to come up short on this by purchasing a system that's too weak to handle the job. You can also check this wiki page to see a comparison of some of the various video editing apps and system requirements:

    Comparison of video editing software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In the interim, maybe someone doing the same kind of work on a Linux laptop will jump in here with some tips and advice for you. Do let us know what you end up going with and how it all works out.
    oz

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