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Hello again! A friend of mine wants to purchase Elements 2021, but she has a couple of questions which I am now asking here for her.
The laptop she is thinking of buying is an HP 17inch Win10 Home, x64, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, with Left/Right clicks and DVD Writer. It comes with Intel Celeron N4020 (I have no idea what generation that is)
I purchased my new Elements 2021 and my new HP laptop a couple of months ago and I received some really good information and help from some of the people here. I've been talking to her about Elements 2021 and she's interested in purchasing it.
Will the Intel Celeron N4020 be sufficient for Elements 2021? If not, what kind of Graphic card should be appropriate for Elements 2021?
Thank you for your assistance.
That's a pretty low end machine, over all. Small amount of ram, small Hard drive.... No rease why PSE wouldn't work, it may not be pretty, but it should ok- the hard drive is rather small. If your friend can afford a better computer, they should shop around.
Start here, and decide for yourself:
Photoshop Elements system requirements (adobe.com)
Thank you for the info and link, Glenn. I know, all the computers, including low end machines as you said, have gone sky high, but sometimes that's the best people can do.
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Thank you Greg. My friend hasn't purchased the new computer yet, but I will let her know of your suggestion.
That wouldn't be enough to hold one memory card worth of photos!
Soo, any more suggestions, ideas etc., that I can pass on to my friend?
She really is interested in getting the Elements 2021, so I'm counting on the experts here for assistance. Thank you!
My Acer Aspire 5 laptop has a 500 GB hard drive which has 257 GB free. I run Photoshop Elements 2021 without any problems. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the info, I will pass that along to my friend. I have heard that Acer Aspire is a good laptop, do you know what kind of Graphic card does it have?
Acer Aspire is a range of laptops; the top of the range costing about 5 times as much as the bottom of the range. The bottom of the range is totally under-powered, barely enough for surfing the web (without watching videos).
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I try not to spend OPM (other people's money). But since you ask, here are some thoughts:
OPM, great intro, that is SO funny!
1 - The laptop I mentioned on my first post is about $599. (+ taxes added after that) from HSN, which makes it easier because you can make payments.
2 - I agree with you, but I'm not quite sure the small hard drive would be sufficient (I did mention that to her when she was looking at that laptop, but I like you, also try not to spend OPM.)
3 - Yes, she will be using it for Elements, browsing and email. However, she will also be installing other programs. (Sorry, that's all the info I have.)
4 - External HDDs are a great idea. BestBuy has a WD, 1TB SSD one for $149 (I saw it last time I was there a couple of months ago.)
Thank you for taking the time to clarify things, I will pass this info to my friend.
I just bought a 1TB HDD (it's not a ssd) for $44 this morning at walmart.
That's a great price for 1TB HDD, Glenn! Thanks for sharing. Walmart is really far from where I live, so I forget to check them out.