I'm 'hitting the road' for 12 months very soon and am looking to replace my old desktop computer which is just that, old, but more importantly is not practical for my new 'mobile' lifestyle.
Anyway, after much searching on this forum and consulting Mr Google, I went to my local computer guy with a few requirements as far as what I think I'll need as far as specs go. My knowledge of the 'guts' of computers is not great but here is what he came up with. Could you please give me your thoughts on this build ?? I use Lightroom for my editing .....
Intel Core i5-6200U, up to 2.8GHz
8GB RAM, DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory
15.6" FHD 1920x1080 Anti-Glare Display
AMD R7 M370 2GB Dedicated Graphics
From what I understand, the above is the standard laptop. Below is what I was looking to upgrade or add to it ....
Adata SP900 512GB SSD Drive
ADATA Durable 2TB 2.5 USB3.0 External Hard Drive Black ..... (for back up)
I realise too that generally speaking, laptop screens don't really cut it for good editing results so have asked for a separate monitor, that being ....
Viewsonic VX2456SML 24" LED Monitor1920x1080 IPS
During my research (mainly on this forum) I did see the i7 processor being mentioned a lot along with 16GB of RAM instead of 8GB, when talking about ideal laptop set ups. Do you think getting those two built in would be of benefit ??