Today’s post is the official unboxing of my newest baby – the Lenovo Flex 3. It is commonly referred to as the poor man’s Lenovo Yoga by the way, so this post is not my attempt at flaunting my laptop in anyone’s face. #disclaimer lol.
I thought I’d talk about this because I’m obsessed with knowing what goes on behind the scenes, be it of a shoot, writing or creative process of any sort. I love knowing what technology helps people create, and I find it really helpful when I’m trying to figure out what direction to take for myself. That’s the point of this post – to share my obsessively collected vast knowledge of the technology needed to be a powerhouse on the go, using my personal experience as an example. So let’s talk specs shall we?
I went for a Lenovo for a bunch of reasons, the specifications being the most important of them all. This specific model, bought off their website because its the only place where it was available with a graphics card, is what my laptop dreams are made of. It has an i7 processor (which means it’s powerful, for laymen) and is coupled with a 940 Nvidia graphics card which has technology built into it (Cuda) specifically designed to work well with the Adobe Creative Suite (photoshop, again for the layman lol) It has 1TB of memory which is awesome for hoarders such as myself lol 8GB Ram and 8GB solid state drive, which I won’t even explain lest I blow your collective minds with too much info.
All you really need to know is that there are three (powerful) levels of processors for laptops – i3, the baby, i5, the midrange and i7, the king of the pack. Your need for any of them is determined by what you do on your laptop, with the more powerful one being the best for heavy duty editors such as myself. Especially since I plan to dabble in video soon.
So I would suggest doing a lot of research and thinking long and hard before you pull the trigger on any equipment – especially a laptop. You don’t have to let it turn you into a specs geek like it did me, but you do need something powerful enough to replace a desktop, but portable enough to be able to take on the go. That’s why I got this in a 14 inch body, which really isn’t as small as I feared it would be and the touch screen flip about thing it does comes in surprisingly handy for when I want to get all up close and personal with it.
I won’t talk about my other equipment because I’ve already gotten into my whole photographic process here. These images,as promised here are taken from my Instagram feed, 👆👆 which has been littered with them since it finally arrived. Follow me there for sneak peeks and behind the scenes footage :D:D Also let me know if you have any questions you’d like answered. Thanks for dropping by 👋👋