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Thread: Laptops for Quilting?? (using Quilting Software!!)

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    Senior Member cny_sewer39's Avatar
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    Hello, I am interested in purchasing a laptop. I would like one that is capable of using Quilting Software in the hard drive. Are there any quilter's who use a laptop for quilting??? :thumbup: Any help would be appreciated. Any suggestions would be GREAT!! :) :) :) Thanks for your help and suggestions.

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    Junior Member sandyquilts's Avatar
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    Mostly it depends on the software and their requirments. Dell Inspiron X15R is a great one and priced good.

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    What kind of quilting software? EQ7 or one that interfaces with your sewing machine?

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    Senior Member cny_sewer39's Avatar
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    EQ7 or any of the paper piecing softwares would be great.

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    I have EQ7 installed on my laptop and have no problems. Read the system requirements for the program then make sure you get a laptop that will handle it. I don't know what my laptop has cause I leave all of that technical stuff up to DH.

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    I have a laptop Dell Inspiron 1545 w/ Vista, 3GB--bought it a couple of years ago when WalMart had them on for $400. I have EQ7 installed plus pictures and games and the usual office programs. I have plenty of space.

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    I have a Macbook pro, with 1/2 of my hard drive as Windows 7. I run EQ7 on the windows side, and do everything else Mac. It is worth it for me--but most would rather stick with a windows platform (sorry for their troubles).

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    I've got an older Acer and loaded Electric Quilt 7 with no problems. Works like a charm and I love it. Making photo quilts now....

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    The EQ web site will give you the exact computer requirements. I doubt that you can find a newer PC that won't run EQ.

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    I have a Dell XPS laptop running Windows Vista. I have EQ7 installed and it runs just fine. I also have wireless internet along with a wireless mouse and printer. No problems!

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