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Justin - I just checked the link - 128gb would be enough? I'm running Win 7 64 bit, LR3 and a few other programs (Office, PS Elements, etc.) I know Elements is a big program, but I don't use it for photos much.
I am running an 80GB Intel SSD in mine, and it has Win7 64bit, LR4, Office Enterprise, Acrobat Pro, iTunes, and a couple other (small) programs installed. It is about 70% full - in general, you start to loose performance and lifespan if you run SSDs too close to 100% full, I've read that you generally don't want to run it more than 75% full for too long. I don't have photoshop or elements on it, only LR. With this setup, you can install programs to the platter drive, it would just defeat the purpose of the SSD for that program, so I'd only do that for less critical, less used programs. But, if you were careful to put all file storage on the platter, 128 GB should be enough even with Elements (or CS6) - you can move the standard Windows file storage locations (Desktop, Documents, etc.) to a different drive than the Win system drive.
One thing to note @ the four slots of RAM on the W520 ... if you don't get a Quad processor, only two of the slots are usable.
Absolutely correct. Mine is quad core.
afaik lenovo screens are not IPS? i cannot find it as option on german lenovo site
also, do they have real mSata or still only mPCI-x? The connector is same but i wasnt able to get a drive for my one
They’re not IPS, but they’re about as good as non-IPS screens get. It is a real msata in the Thinkpads, and I believe in most of Lenovo’s laptops – I’ve been running an Intel 310 as my boot drive for 7 months now.
Greg Schneider wrote:
A good site that reviews laptop screens in detail is notebookcheck.net. I'm in the market for a new machine and I'm shocked at how rare IPS panels, or even panels approaching sRGB gamut are. I'm personally leaning towards the Asus Zenbook Prime - 1920x1080 13.3" (yes I will need a dpi increase for text), IPS and roughly 100% of SRGB.
If looking at a Lenovo purely for photo work, the W530 would be best, as it has a gamut well above sRGB, though it is not IPS.
The T5XX and W5XX use the same screen (if you get the 1080P option) and almost the same case. That Asus sounds really good - personally, this is my only machine at home, and I want larger than a 13.3" screen for my primary computer.