My current laptop is getting slower and slower and the monitor part is beginning to fall apart. I like Dell (this one has been fantastic but it's getting old) and can get a discount through my husband's work. ***
I'm seriously considering a Dell Studio 14
but I'm not sure which processor to get - any advice is welcome! Thanks! ***
With my needs as listed below do you think I could get away with an i3 or should I go with the i5 or i7? I do like to have multiple windows open at a time, even when running Sims 3 and/or Photoshop so whichever processor would make things run smoother would be great! My budget for the new computer is:
$1000-1500 possibly moreWhat are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
email, internet, photo editing and gamingWhat software do you intend on using on the computer?
Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word), Photoshop Elements/Premiere Elements 6, Google ChromeDo you play games? If so, what type of games?
Sims 3, sometimes WoW but currently not installed on this laptop (not sure if I'll play again)Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Often - I like to keep several things open at once, like when editing photos I like to run my email and internet browser. Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Yes a ton of pictures
Thanks for your advice!