- May 20, 2021
Thank you for the recommendation! I'll be looking into this. I'm not the best when it comes to specs, if I remember correctly, a friend owns something like (or exactly) this, so I'll send her a quick message. When I went into a well-known pc building store in London, they also recommended an i7 or i9(?) laptop for me but they were pretty much talking alien to me so I bailed out. I need to find more about this stuff to make the switch, I'm not too keen on a touch screen with my device though, I like the simple feel of the mechanical keyboard. I need to review what you've said in the later bits because that too, sounded a little alien to me. Anyhoo, appreciate the help! Thank you!You don't need to spend nearly that much unless you really need a beefy GPU for work (I don't think the Apple M1 has great graphical capabilities IIRC so if that was good enough for you without app hiccups then you probably don't need a laptop with a dedicated GPU). Below is a link to a laptop with a Ryzen 7 (Radeon APU graphics), 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD for $800. The only downside to it is the screen isn't the best so if you're Photoshopping and need more accurate colors or a brighter screen, it might not be for you. You may need a touchscreen (I personally don't like them) and it doesn't have a touchscreen. You may also want a smaller device since laptops are mobile, I personally don't like anything more than a 14" screen but if you're using it a lot, you may want the bigger screen of 15.6 or even 17.3. So filter the results on a site like Newegg to find models that fit everything you need, then check out some reviews on Youtube. I'd say you seem to probably want at least a Ryzen 5 / Core i5 or higher for the CPU (AMD does give you better graphical capabilities), at least 12 GB of RAM (16GB will be definitely enough) because you said you use a lot of apps, and you definitely want a SSD (you can get away with a smaller SSD in size if the laptop has a spot for a normal laptop HD where you can put up to a 5TB drive in). If you are doing a lot of writing to the drive like say video editing on a daily basis, SSDs only have so many writes they can do so you'd probably want a second normal mechanical hard drive in there anyway.
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