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#1 ingeborgdot

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 10:45 AM

We do live streaming via a laptop.  We stream in HD and need a very fast processor for sure.  I am not sure how important the graphics card is in this but maybe a dedicated one would be best.  I had purchased an HP laptop with an i7 quad core in it and a 950 GTX but for some reason it just could not handle the HD coming in as it would almost max out the CPU during our stream and would not work properly.  The HP envy that I had said it was a dedicated GPU but it would also work with the CPU too.  Can anyone point me in the right direction of a good high powered laptop that would be great for HD streaming?  Thanks.



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:08 PM

Does it have to be a laptop? Laptops that are powerful enough to stream are expensive. A desktop will be more powerful for less money.

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

Yes, we travel with it.  We go to visiting schools that don't always have a lot of room and have to setup a camera and audio mixer also.  Unless, you have another alternative. 

 

These are some I am looking at.  If anyone can tell me why these are not good choices I will always listen.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZG997I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I2Q6NKS9RSXTMU&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018AX3OHO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I17E9KCU8FCSGW

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-15-r2/pd?oc=dkcwf01m&model_id=alienware-15-r2#overrides=dkcwf01m:11~10P64E;3~16G2D;8~1281TB7

The deal is as I was experimenting with it I went back and used a 3 yr old Dell i5 dual with 4gb of memory and no dedicated graphics card.  It actually performed as well if not better than the new HP Envy i7 Quad core with a dedicated GTX 950 in.  The HP falters when streaming and doing graphics so it already needs to be replaced.  It is not faulty so I can't send it back but I have found someone to buy it that will not need it for this purpose so I'm not out a whole lot of money.  The architecture of the HP just must not be conducive to the HD stream and the program called Producer from PlayOn Sports.   Any more input would be appreciated.






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