Originally Posted by padsterman
thanks spygirl, I am now looking at this config and will compare to Lynn's spec & price:
Hypersonic Aviator AX6 in Metallic Silver with Graphite Accents
3200+ AMD Athlon™ 64 DTR Processor w/ PowerNow!™ Tech. (800MHz FSB)
VIA K8T800 + VT8235 Chipset Mobile Motherboard for AX6
Memory slot 1 512MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM SODIMM
Memory slot 2 512MB PC3200 DDR400 RAM SODIMM
ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro Turbo 128MB for AX6 (w/ TV Out)
60GB 7200rpm Ultra ATA Hard Disk Drive w/ 8MB Cache
2X DVD-R/W Drive w/ DVD Recording Software
15.1" SXGA+ High Contrast Active Matrix LCD Display (1400x1050)
Built-in Sound Blaster Compatible Audio (AX6)
Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet Controller
Internal 802.11a+b+g Triband Wireless Mini PCI Network Adapter
Integrated V.92 56K Fax/Data Modem
MS Windows XP Professional SP1 CD & Manual Pre-Installed & Configured
1Year 9/5 Toll-Free Tech Support w/ DEPOT Service & Lifetime Support
$2,779.00 inc shipping
How is the screen for photo editing? I need a sharp, crisp screen with good brightness and contrast. I also need to check if the screen can be color calibrated.
It is a shame that there is not a notebook with the AMD64 and a screen like the Crystal View by Fujitsu!
Hey Padsterman! A few points. My config is very similar to yours except for I have a 3400 and painted system. In regards to performance, you will be quite happy, though the only area where it is weak (in comparison to a desktop with raid or scsi) is in HD performance, especially for capturing DV and editing large clips. As for heat, even my "bitch palms"
can tolerate the warmth without issue, though it is rather cold in my apartment.
As for your questions regarding the screen, i would have to say that it is quite good (as compared to my old mac and dell models) though I connect to a CRT whenever I can. I don't know the contrast ratio for the screen, but my guess would be that it is something like a 300:1 or 400:1; though not higher. Response time is pretty impressive @ 25ms (though this is more relevant for gaming). In terms of color calibration, I don't beleive it can be. I havn't messed with it, but there are some options to play with under the ATI driver control panel.
Oh, did I say my Omnisicent Red system is purdy? Well... it is!