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What's most important, GPU or CPU, when it comes to Illustrator?

If you're sticking with Mac, then buying the fastest CPU and GPU that you can afford will get you part / most of the way to the speed that you want, but having lots of RAM will make just as much (if ...
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What's most important, GPU or CPU, when it comes to Illustrator?

Illustrator uses GPU to accelerate most operations. My experience: a couple of months ago my Illustrator was very slow (at the time I had a GTX650)...for example I was almost unable to vector images ...
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Does graphics tablet language matter?

I bought mine from a german retailer, and did not get anything in german at all. Software is in english, even the box was in english. Not sure what they could be referring to.
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What's most important, GPU or CPU, when it comes to Illustrator?

I am going to risk a really usless answer here, because I do not know. But I just want to bring atention to some points and I am gessing that they are related to a specific hardware. First the ...
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What issues will I face when doing photoshop and design work on a curved monitor?

It makes minimal difference in terms of distortion. Unless you do a lot of perspective correction for architectural shots and the like I wouldn't worry about that at all. If you work on critical work ...
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Is buying a tablet worth it if I can't draw?

Before you buy a tablet, try using pen tool and see if you like it. Most logos are made by manipulating shapes so a tablet is not needed in such scenario. If you're planning to draw comics or ...
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How can I decide between the medium sized intuos tablet or the small one?

Some things to consider: If you use a laptop and are likely to need to take your Wacom with you, you may find a large isn't practical. A medium Wacom is pretty much the same size as a 15" laptop, ...
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Is iMac Retina 5K suitable for webdesign?

Retina displays are definitely suitable for web design. There are some things you should understand when using them though. Typically, Apple’s “Retina” branding is applied when a display is 220 ...
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Suggestions Needed for a Drawing Tablet

For onscreen drawing, you either drift towards something expensive, or something with low precision. Like a Cintiq, an Android tablet/iPad + a pressure responsive stylus, etc. There are some nice ...
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Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 or 24?

Take one big sheet of paper, of the size of each model of monitor you want to try, put some marks on the active area... And imagine they are the actual monitor. Make the kind of drawings you are used ...
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Looking for a printer for thick paper and A3 format size?

Absolutely opposite. Such a small demand of printed sheets means you have no reason to invest in your own equipment. Any digital print shop will be more than happy to have you as a customer. And ...
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Size of the screen for graphic design

I just start pointing this is my opinion and maybe someone can point one that maybe better fits common sense, but I have a 4k basic 27" IPS monitor, and honestly, 4k, 2k for me are the same while ...
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What software / hardware is necessary to edit SVGs ~40Mb in size with thousands of visual elements?

Building plans are generally produced using CAD software, and the issue you are having might be that the CAD software isn't very good at outputting SVGs efficiently. So I think the issue here has ...
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What to look for in projectors to use in murals

It totally depends upon your demand, what kind of your mural work? what are the conditions of lightning? whether you need the daylight projector or normal HD Projector? what is the distance covered to ...
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What to look for in projectors to use in murals

It depends on the size and lighting, as Tony said. Projectors are compared using four main factors: brightness, resolution, aspect ratio and weight. Once these factors have been considered, you can ...
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What to look for in projectors to use in murals

I think that depends on the average size of your mural work and lighting conditions. For larger murals and less than ideal conditions, you will probably need something with a lot of lumens. I found ...
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Advice on buying a PC to run Adobe software

"Asus N53SN with 16Gb Ram, 512 SSD, and Quad Core processor Intel i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 GHz, with Intel Graphics and NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 550M CUDA 2GB." I'd start with your current laptop, it's plenty ...
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Will we ever see a laptop that looks and functions like a tablet?

Check out Lenovo Yoga or Microsoft Surface. These are 2-in-1 devices, that combine the functionality of a laptop and tablet. They run Windows 10 and as far as I know, support graphics software.
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What's most important, GPU or CPU, when it comes to Illustrator?

Illustrator can be both GPU and CPU heavy, but as for a graphics program, Illustrator would make a great use of a GPU, much more than a CPU since it is shared with system and all other applications.
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