I've reached a point where I'm need of a powerful notebook for doign the intial image selection & post production in the field.
I'm trying to figure out what the specifics should be for a laptop which will be able to run PS CS3 (and newer when applicable) + Lightroom + all daily uses of a laptop.
At the moment I'm trying to shoose between these two laptops:
1) HP Pavilion dv6790ej which cost me 6,900 NIS (about 2000$) and has the following specs:
Microprocessor 2.50 GHz Intel Core2 Duo processor T9300
Memory 4096 (2 x 2048 MB)
Hard Drive 250 GB (5400)
(Many more details here: HP Specigfications)
2) Apple Macbook Pro for 3,000$:
Microprocessor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 2048 MB (can expand to 4GB later)
Hard Drive 200 GB (5400)
Assuming I plan on getting an external ruggedized HD so the intial HD size isn't very important to me.
The thing is, the Macbook looks like a silly decision because the specs seem lower & is 1000$ more, but everyone keeps telling me that graphics work much smoother on Macs- so I'm asking.
Which of the two?