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So im looking at x3. Looks good... Then I notice that 12 is now on sale on amazon for $300 off! Thats $100 for the full program!
My question: Is x3 worth an extra $300? Keep in mind that I am relatively new to graphic design...
Im pretty much certain im gonna pick up 12, I just want a 2nd opinion to see if there is something I havent considered.
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CorelDraw X3 is much better than 12. I actually upgraded to X3 because of the feedback I read here in the forums.
 

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Sharp21 said:
The tracing feature IS pretty sweet...
I need to get the basics down though first.
Autotracing is part of the basics. It also makes life a lot easier.
 

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X3 is the way to go. paying for the complete program will ultimately help Corel to help us in future versions. X3 has fixed quite a bit of bugs from earlier versions and has added some nifty new features.
www.unleash.com offers the only book out there for Corel and I reccomend it to anyone with CorelDRAW.The site also has lots of tutorials covering a ton of subjects to help the newbie.
Good luck.....
 

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Well its a bit of extra scratch, but I just checked on Amazon & they are selling it for 299, rather than 399...
Guess ill just pony up & go for it. First have to check my old dell can handle it!
Actually while on the topic, I see that a guy could get a laptop for less than $500 right now... Would one of these run X3 alright?
Example of specs:
Intel Celeron M 1.6GHz @ 400mhz
512MB Sdram
Graphics Controller Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 128MB Integrated
40Gig HD???
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To answer my own question, No! It needs at least 600mhz...
So now I have to either buy a new computer, or go with 12 which only requires 200mhz...
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If you go to NexTag.com and search Corel X3 you will find at least 2 sources that are selling the complete suite for $118.71. Don't know if there are any catches but its worth a look.
 

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To answer my own question, No! It needs at least 600mhz...
No, it needs at least a 600mhz processor: the computer you listed above is much better than that, the 400mhz refers to the FSB.
 

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I agree that purchasing the full program will help in product development - but many have purchased an inexpensive earlier version (9 and up, I believe) and then do an upgrade to the X3.

It's going to be less expensive that way, I think. And legal (118bucks just can't be on the up and up, lol) - not educational either...
 

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Well that being the case, I could get a new computer Plus the program for about $1k...
Ive been checking out the new MacBooks though, but Ill start a new topic on that...
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Well ive been looking at new ones, but I think ill just stick to old faithful for the time being. Its a 3 or 4 yr old dell inspiron...
I cant think of the specs off the top but Im sure it will do the trick.
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I love Corel draw X3. ordered it from Amazon for around $112. I think they sent it from the U.K. but it works great. To me its only limited by your imagination.
 
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