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Hi,
My ageing Dell laptop is now reaching the end of its life and I'm looking at replacing it. I do quite a bit of photo editing, making videos and DVDs and I am looking for some advice please on the minimum specification on a new laptop. I know desktops are probably better but I travel around a lot and a desktop would be impractical.
Any advice gratefully received.
Thanks.
03 Jul 2014 20:34 #1

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Replied by Derek on topic Computer spec for video editing

There are literally thousands of different models and combinations.
If you find any laptops you like on-line, send me some links and I will check them out for you and let you know if you are headed in the right direction.

Intel i5 or i7 are best model CPUs.
Within these two major categories, there are many models - huge range in processing power.
Once I know exact model number, I can tell you YES or NO.

Try and get a computer that has an SSD and Hard Drive combination.
You MUST get a computer with SSD "Solid State Drive" - it will make it lightening fast !

Check if you want DVD drive or DVD/BluRay Combo Drive.

Finally, best laptops also come with dedicated Graphics Card which helps to speed up the Vegas/Movie Studio Preview Window.

Regards
Derek :)
04 Jul 2014 01:55 #2

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Replied by tuppers on topic Computer spec for video editing

Hi Derek and thanks for your reply.

As I currently have a Dell, I have contacted them and they have suggested this;

www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-17-7737/pd?oc=cn77324&model_id=inspiron-17-7737

I admit I don't understand some of the terminology so your comments on this model would be appreciated. As far as I know, Dell will custom-build a computer and so any changes to the above spec could hopefully be accommodated.
04 Jul 2014 02:24 #3

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Replied by Derek on topic Computer spec for video editing

I almost forgot about your message.
The computer in the link your sent, looks like a good base model.

CPU is good.
17" Screen is great for Video Editing.
GPU looks good for a laptop.
16GB of RAM is great.

Where you could make some improvements is here:
Get a 7200 RPM Hard Drive. 5400 RPM is too slow for Video Editing.
If you could get a model that has an SSD as well as a Hard Drive, that would make a huge difference.
Minimum 120GB SSD - 250GB would be better.
+ 1TB Hard Drive.
07 Jul 2014 01:01 #4

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Replied by tuppers on topic Computer spec for video editing

Thank you Derek. I'll get back to Dell and see if they can include your recommendations.
08 Jul 2014 03:12 #5

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Replied by tuppers on topic Computer spec for video editing

Hi Derek,
It appears that the Dell Inspiron 17-7737 spec cannot be changed. It also seems that to get a SSD and a hard drive I would need to buy a desktop rather than a laptop.
Are you aware of any 'off the shelf' laptops that come with the spec you have suggested? I have a budget of up to £1000.
11 Jul 2014 03:20 #6

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Computer spec for video editing

I did some intensive Googling on UK websites and think I have found a really powerful computer that is in your price range - just slightly over.
It is up to you to do further research. I am sure if you search this model or similar models on YouTube, you will find some reviews to watch.
This is what they call a Gaming Laptop. Gaming laptops are also great for Video Editing, because they are maxed out with the best gear.
MSI computers.
Model is MSI GE70 2PE-052UK
Specs:
Intel® Core™ i7-4700HQ Quad Core Processor
17.3" Full HD Screen
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
8GB RAM
128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD HDD
DVD Rewriter
Dedicated GTX 860M 2GB Graphics
USB3 | Bluetooth | HDMI
Backlit Keyboard

I found one on Amazon UK.
www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GE70-17-3-inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B00IZFM1D6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_computers_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1NNEE0SFNSEKV02ZMS2K#productDetails

I also found it on another website here.
www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/MSI_GE70_2PE_Apache_Pro_4th_Gen_Core_i7_8GB_1TB__128GB_SSD_17.3_inch_Full_H_GE70_2PE-052UK/version.asp

Have a look around other sites by searching the same model number.
Every computer should come with an SSD now by default - it makes a massive difference in Boot times and installation times for software.
I have actually been eyeing off an MSI Laptop myself. This is the exact same type of laptop I would get myself.

All the best.
Derek.
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
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11 Jul 2014 18:36 #7

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Replied by tuppers on topic Computer spec for video editing

Many thanks for your help on this Derek. It gets good reviews and so I have ordered one from Amazon. Should be with me by the middle of next week. My old Dell is unlikely to respond to intensive care and is heading for the bin! I think I must have worn it out.
Thanks again, much appreciated.
Tuppers
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12 Jul 2014 01:40 #8

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Computer spec for video editing

All the best :)
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
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