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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎12-10-2011
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[advice] lenovo e320


I would like to buy Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e320 with Intel i5.


I have question about graphic card/s.

I want work with adobe pohotoshop cs 5.5 and dreamveawer, illustrator... on my notebook.

Is it better to have two graphic cards (Intel HD graphics 3000 and AMD HD6630M) for photoshop?

Or Intel HD graphics 3000 is enough.


Next question is linux and graphic card:

I would like to use linux on notebook.

(Intel HD graphics 3000 and AMD HD6630M) or Intel HD graphics 3000 for linux?

Does linux support switchable AMD HD6630M? Or its better to have only  Intel HD graphics 3000 for linux?


Thank you.

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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: [advice] lenovo e320

Intel should be enough; most of Photoshop is still CPU bound. Same with Illustrator. Dreamweaver doesn't use the GPU much if at all.

You'll be able to set either Integrated or Discrete in the BIOS for Linux booting. Whether or not Linux supports switchable graphics is up to the Linux community.

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