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Is the following laptop spec enough for Photo editing & indesign?

New Here ,
Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

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LENOVO THINK PAD T440 (SLIM)

INTEL CORE i5-42100U VPRO PROCESSOR 1.7TO 2.4GHZ

8GB DDR3 RAM

240GB SSD

14" DISPLAY SCREEN

INTEL HD 4400 GRAPHIC CARD

I am intending to buy this laptop

Am I going to get a good performance if use photoshop, lightroom & indesign?

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Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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INTEL CORE i5-42100U VPRO PROCESSOR 1.7TO 2.4GHZ

Performance wise on the lower end but could be OK.

8GB DDR3 RAM

It is probably wise to go to 16Gb RAM at least. Best is 32Gb.

240GB SSD

This is just enough to keep the OS happy. Do not expect to have reserves and do not expect to put your data on that disk. Double that at least. 1Tb should be OK for medium Photo use.

14" DISPLAY SCREEN

the screen is too small for serious work. Get an external screen for the office.

INTEL HD 4400 GRAPHIC CARD

Do not expect wonders.

General appreciation: There are to many limiting factors to make you happy with this machine.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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LEGEND ,
Aug 30, 2018 Aug 30, 2018

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Those specs are almost the same as my Toshiba laptop. I maxed out its RAM to 16GB, and it still performs sluggishly in Premiere. And I even ran Photoshop on a desktop (not a laptop) PC that's equipped with only 8GB, and it was an excruciating experience. You definitely need a lot more RAM than 8GB in order to run any of the most commonly used programs within the Creative Cloud.

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2018

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how about the graphic card?

this is the main issue i concern...

thanks...^^

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Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2018

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kokjun1207  wrote

how about the graphic card?

See the reply by Abambo

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LEGEND ,
Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2018

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For InDesign, IIRC the GPU is irrelevant since it is entirely CPU dependent. For Photoshop, the HD 4400 is a Haswell-generation IGP, and if anything it's even weaker than the already pretty lousy HD 4600 IGP that's in an i7-4790K CPU.

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All depends on what and how you work. But I would expect that the specs are not good enough for high level work!

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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