Dell M60 vs HP ZD7000

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  1. gamesbond

    gamesbond Notebook Enthusiast

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    I still don't know which of this two is the best for multimedia applications such as Premiere, Photoshop, 3D Max, Director, and Flash. According to Dell, the M60 is a mobile workstation and the best for 3d and 2D applications but I'm a bit unsure about the processor power (Pentium M 1.7) which they say its as fast as a P4 at 3 Ghz. I like the video which is a Quadro 1000go and the fast HD at 7200. On the other hand, the HP has also some nice features, like the P4 at 3.2 Extreme Edition and the big screen but lower resolution than the DELL. HP has a slower HD which makes the computer not as fast as it could be, also, the Graphics is not as good as the DELL (NVIDIA 5600go). I've heard that HP costumer service sucks and that Dell's is one of the best.What do you guys think would have better performance and be the best for these applications? I don't really care about mobily because I don't travel much, my main concer is power. Thanks
     
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    beer-u Newbie

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    I'd say, for 3d, it guess it depends how many polys you're tossing around and how much texture work you plan to do. Round about the 4000 polygon count (with textures), the go 5600 might start to bog down a bit (someone correct me if I'm wrong). Don't know what the Quadro go1000 can handle tho, but I'm guessing quite a bit more. From what I gather, there's not a significant advantage for 2D work on either card...so go for processor power and hard drive speed there. So, I guess it depends if you plan on doing more 3d (go for video card power) or 2d work (go for cpu and hard drive).

    and if anyone out there has the go1000 in your dell m60 and have a 3D app (preferably Maya) could you do a quick test and see round about how high a polycount you can toss around (textured) before the card starts bogging down. I would appreciate it very much if you could post your results. Thanks.
     
  3. ivankio

    ivankio Newbie

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    You must pay attention that a Quadro is greatly different from a GeForce for other factors than polycount. If you WORK with 3D it has great impact on performance, stability and even possibilities of some stuff, but raw poly performance Quadros and Geforces have equivalents.

    You must know the differences if you are taking a decision: http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_geforce.html

    I think the Quadro on the Dell is a great deal, since I work mainly with 3D. I was thinking about purchasing a new desktop, but when I saw that price I found it actually cheap. Here in Brazil a Quadro FX 500 costs U$ 400, while a Geforce FX 5200 costs US$ 140 (they are the same chip with same poly performance, but a Quadro has those nice pluses stated in that paper).

    I'm not shure in notebooks, but in desktops a Quadro FX 1000 would be the workstation version of a GeForce FX 5700 if I'm not mistaken. The price of a desktop Quadro FX 1000 alone here in Brazil is US$ 1400.


    About the processors, I would greatly want to know also, I don't know much about notebooks. I think Pentium M stands by the same Apple argument about processor clock.

    Until now, my decision would be a Dell M60 purelly for the Quadro. But this will be my first contact with notebooks, so I'm here to listen more than state.
     
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