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03/28/2009 07:47:49 PM · #1
I was thinking about buying the HP G60t 578.00 laptop from bestbuy and I told the saleperson I have these programs..He said I need to up it the the 4gb G60t which cost 699.00...What do you think?
03/28/2009 08:01:00 PM · #2
Is the spec the same apart from the RAM? (i.e. one is 3Gb, the other is 4Gb?)

If so, then check out the prices for 4Gb RAM for that laptop online. It's probably cheaper than the price difference between these two. If so, then buy the 3Gb model. If performance turns out to be an issue, then upgrade to 4Gb RAM at a later date.
03/28/2009 08:05:29 PM · #3
Same specs...4gb has a 17inch screen
03/28/2009 08:40:12 PM · #4
It can be had online at the official HP site. www.shop.hp.com for $529 with free upgrade to 4GB and free shipping. You can also upgrade to a faster processor with the money you'd save.
03/28/2009 08:42:32 PM · #5
I just checked HP's website for the specs, they're doing a free 4Gb upgrade and their prices start at $529. Don't know if it's spec for spec with the one you're looking at, but you might want to check it out before you pay too much at a reseller. Here's the link:

//www.shopping.hp.com/series/category/notebooks/G60t_series/3/computer_store
03/28/2009 08:43:38 PM · #6
I'd definitely go for the 4GB, those programs can eat up the RAM very quickly, and if you add on any plugins later, they'll slow it right down if you're only on 3GB. I've just had to upgrade my mac to 4GB, and its still too slow as I have phototools as a plug in to CS3. 40GB would be better!!
Also, the bigger the screen the better for editing, provided it has a good graphics card.
03/28/2009 09:26:37 PM · #7
Originally posted by jettyimages:

I'd definitely go for the 4GB, those programs can eat up the RAM very quickly, and if you add on any plugins later, they'll slow it right down if you're only on 3GB. I've just had to upgrade my mac to 4GB, and its still too slow as I have phototools as a plug in to CS3. 40GB would be better!!
Also, the bigger the screen the better for editing, provided it has a good graphics card.


That's weird, I upgraded my Macbook Pro from 1G to 4G and now it absolutely flys, although that's with CS4, which I found actually runs a lot smoother than CS3.

03/29/2009 07:49:58 AM · #8
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by jettyimages:

I'd definitely go for the 4GB, those programs can eat up the RAM very quickly, and if you add on any plugins later, they'll slow it right down if you're only on 3GB. I've just had to upgrade my mac to 4GB, and its still too slow as I have phototools as a plug in to CS3. 40GB would be better!!
Also, the bigger the screen the better for editing, provided it has a good graphics card.


That's weird, I upgraded my Macbook Pro from 1G to 4G and now it absolutely flys, although that's with CS4, which I found actually runs a lot smoother than CS3.


Yeah, it could be my computer. Its had a few issues and I wish it was flying, but it isn't. Good to hear yours is going well, I'll get mine to hospital first thing tomorrow! Can't do CS4 quite yet, still need to upgrade to full frame. How's your D700 going for low light?
03/29/2009 08:20:42 AM · #9
fwiw, I helped a couple of classmates buy computers a few weeks ago. Upgrading from 2GB to 4GB of onboard RAM cost around $15 US.

Incidentally, they didn't go for an HP, but that was on my recommendation list. First time HP has been on my recommendation list ever (I help a lot of people buy techie stuff - almost every month it's a laptop or something).

They had a couple of excellent 16+ inch screen comps with very nice specs and very respectable screens. In fact, the 16 inch screens tend to be cheaper because a lot of people want smaller for portability. Desktop replacement laptops are a small part of the general laptop market, so they often have excellent prices.
03/29/2009 11:04:40 PM · #10
Thanks for the comments!! I bought the hp G60t 16 inch laptop with 3gb and intel duo core processor. Haven't opened it yet though...want to see what trail versions to take off for more space!! I heard Norton sucks also!!!
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