10-05-2017 02:47 AM
The G485 that I bought years ago has AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHz processor. I just want to know if upgrading its RAM from 2 GB to 8 GB and HDD from 500 GB to 1TB will increase its performance. I currently use my laptop for programming and Photoshop.
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10-05-2017 03:09 AM
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For programming and especially Photoshop, increasing the RAM to 8 GB would definitely improve performance.
Knowing how big the files it uses would demand bigger capacity storage although performance would be the same with 1 TB drive instead of the speed offered by SSD.
Hope this helps answer your query.
10-05-2017 06:29 AM
It may depend on how you work on your files.
SSD are fast but have limited spaces. HDD is slower but would offer more capacity.
Personally, when I work on specific projects that I would access every now and then are kept on the SSD.
Those long-term files that I only open once in a while are stored in the HDD.
Another factor is if you need to move your files from one machine to another (desktop to a laptop on fieldwork).
Here is where a portable external SSD comes in handy.