For the last 12 months or so my computer has struggled with my photo processing. It seems it is a combination of things, larger file sizes, software demands and an ageing system.
For some applications I create files in excess of 50mb and the old Pentium P4 with a whopping 1 Gig of RAM is just not enough anymore. Add to this the fact that all programs appear to have increased in size and use more and more memory whilst running in the background and the old girl just doesn’t cut it as a photo editing machine any more. As a result I have purchased a new fire breathing laptop to connect to my existing monitor and keyboard.
Why a laptop? Simple, where I live it is cheaper to buy a laptop than a similarly spec’d desktop. So my new machine is a Lenovo e320 running a second gen Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It does not arrive for about 2 weeks yet so I still have plenty of time to decide what to do with the old one.
I will do a small review of the e320 when it arrives.