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Need help buying a new laptop, second opinion needed

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#1 Renegade10


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:28 PM

I need a laptop that is built sturdy enough to perfectly capture and record video game footage using my Elgato Capture Device. I'm starting a youtube channel and i am looking to increase the quality of my videos (Youtube.com/SFGamingVids)

I have my eye on this one in particular

and i need a second opinion. now before you say "you should get a deskptop pc its better!!" i do not... let me reiterate DO NOT want to, nor do i have any desire to game on this laptop.
i literally ONLY need it to record footage for my elgato. my current laptop (a lenovo think pad) can do this but not for long, and not at a high quality. i can record for about an hour before my laptop starts to overheat and the footage stutters and becomes unusable. then my laptop will shut itself off.
i need a laptop that i can record and capture footage all day long if i feel like. and rendering at a decent quality. it doesn't need to be 1080, 720 is perfect enough. i need mobility.

now what do you think of this laptop?should i go with this or another? im not willing to spend more than a grand. $1000 is my limit. i like this $800 dollar price rang and will like to keep it that way. honestly if you can think of something that will do the job for around $500 than i would love to hear that as well, but realistically i know this probably will not happen.

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#2 gavinseabrook


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:25 AM

This one would be a better buy for not much more expense:




The reason for this is because the processor is faster, you get more memory, and would be better for video encoding (faster). It is a bit bigger than the other, but would generally be a better laptop for what you are looking for.

Gavin Seabrook


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