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Laptop for video editing


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#1 VaynardX

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:30 PM

As the topic title says, can you give me some specs of a good laptop for video editing? Because Im in college now and I need a laptop to like video edit on the go. So pls give me some good specs. By the way, my budget would be only 300-500 dollars.

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:16 PM

Altho it's not as demanding as gaming, video editing uses a lot of cpu, ram and hard drive I/O. These are a laptop's weaknesses so expect to spend a lot more than your budget.

New laptops are approaching performance of desktops from a few years back so even a 500$ one may be acceptable if you don't expect the battery to handle these kinds of loads.
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:46 PM

Hmm, can you give me some specs so I can gauge if I can afford the price?

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 03:10 PM

You want 2 gigs of ram and a dual core cpu of 2 GHZ or more and decent video.

Forget dual hard drives


Here's the specs on a dell refurbished, this is minimal for video editing


Inspiron 15 (1545) Laptop: Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium250 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
3 GB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz (2 DIMMs)8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capability
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD

$459.00

Of course I would rather have a bigger screen, a little more horse power and HD

Inspiron 17 - 1764 Laptop
Processor: Intel Core i5-430M Processor (2.26GHz, 4Threads, turbo boost up to 2.53Ghz,3M cache)Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
500 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)4 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz (2 DIMMs)
8X DVD +/- RW w/dbl layer write capabilityIntel HD Graphics

$669 refurb
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