Sorry to bring this up again. I know there are a number of threads related to this, and I’ve read them all, but this is a question specific to my situation.
Almost the entirety of my work at present is hymnals, which requires a ton of manual adjustment, both note spacing and lyric adjustment. I don’t really need performance metrics relating to condensing or working with large scores. I’m working with one hymn per project file.
I’m using a Stream Deck, so I have a pretty fast workflow. My laptop really lags performing these tasks at the speed I’m able to execute them. My desktop, however, blows through them like it’s nothing. Laptop CPU peaks around 30%, but desktop CPU basically sleeps through the whole thing, 3% or so.
Specs are below, in my signature. If I were to replace my laptop to get similar speed to my desktop, what’s the important metric? CPU, I assume? 8 cores vs. 4? Would a newer Xeon 8-core do me? (Dell Precision 7540). Apparent NVMe vs. SATA isn’t a factor. Thanks.