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Computer Specification Suggested For Vista?


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#1 highlander

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 07:20 PM

I'm going to install Vista & Office2007 (both Ultimate) when I purchase a new machine & I'd appreciate any suggestions as to the performance required to operate the software. The workload will be pretty high,I'm thinking a capacity of 300Gb, lots of photos/graphics being stored prior to insertion into texts, followed by the design work prior to forwarding the books to the publisher for printing.
Or does anyone know if Lenovo has a machine to handle the load?
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:42 PM

For ultimate, you need at least 2gb's of ram to run it smoothly. Also, you'll want a dual core processor. You might also need a decent graphics card.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:08 PM

'at least 2gb's of ram', so what would you suggest?
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:56 PM

I would say get 2gb, any less and the system will be slow, any more is just wasted money for everyday use.

I run Ultimate with 2gb and it flies.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:13 PM

that's great, thx
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:55 PM

You're welcome. :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:54 PM

So which would be better for writing/creating textbooks for educational purposes; 32bit or 64bit? Anybody have experience of the differences?
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:44 AM

64 bit is more robust by nature, but has poor driver support. Since you'll be writing, I'd presume that you'd want to print. Does your printer have 64 bit drivers available?

32 bit is more popular and more widely supported - so it's easier for most users to deal with.

All in all, unless you're into tinkering with your PC - 32 bit is best for now.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:58 AM

Ok, thx for that
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