I need some advice on the laptop for design. I'm in between two options, more or less equal in price.
What i use it for
- UX/UI design, hence Photoshop with tens of artboards (here is the adoby info about GPU and effects/tools use https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-cc-gpu-card-faq.html) + Zeplin plugin on top (it does eat a lot of memory from my experience)
- Adobe XD
- Adobe Illustrator
NB: i'm NOT into video/3D graphics editing, neither games
Here are my options:
Lenovo ideapad-320 15IKBN3 900€
- Intel Core i7-7500U (4MB Cache, 3,5 GHz) 2 Core (here i'm confused: store's label says it's 4, but Intel website only has i7-7500U with 2 Cores. Is that correct?)
- RAM 12GB DDR3
- HDD 1TB + SSD 256GB
- NVIDIA 940MX 4GB
Asus ROG Strix GL553VD-DM078T 750€ (cheap because on sale)
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ (6M Cache, 2.8GHz to 3.8GHz) 4 Cores
- RAM 8GB DDR4
- HDD 1TB
- NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB
Now the thing is, I realize that Asus ROG has a more powerful NVIDIA card, but i'm not sure if Lenovo's extra RAM and SSD will eventually balance the difference. Any thoughts?
Then even if Lenovo has 12GB RAM it's DDR3 and 2 Core. Seems like it still can't beat Asus 8GB + 4 Cores?
My problem is that as most of the gaming laps Asus ROG is really big and heavy, literally the most puffy one in the store. Sounds like a minor thing but I often have to carry the machine and gaming lap is not ideal. But I still would choose functionality over design, I just need to make sure Asus ROG is indeed much more powerful.
Do you have any thoughts/advice about the performance of these two? Thanks in advance!!!