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Will the dGPU make much difference for me?


Wondering if an i5 version with dGPU will make much difference for my usage scenario: 80% of my usage is Office apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, and OneNote mostly). I occasionally use an older version of PhotoShop CS3 for touching up photos and InDesign CS6 for some basic brochures. I do plan to drive two high resolution monitors (2560 x 1440). No games. No video editing. No fancy PhotoShop effects.

I will have dual high resolution monitors though (2560 x 1440).

Any reason i should spring for the extra graphics power?


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I can't see it. For the Office stuff, no way. Photoshop can use the GPU, but I don't know about CS3. And even then I don't think I'd be worried about THAT unless you were doing any kind of 3-D stuff.

Someone else will probably have better input than mine, but I personally wouldn't do it for what you said makes up that other 20%.


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I would like an i7/16g/1T config without dGPU, assuming that base has more battery stuffed into it.

I guess I could buy the low-end model and the high end model amd just swap bases

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