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Can anyone recommend a lap top that might satisfy me?


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#1 goodluckman65

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:23 AM

I live in Thailand the land of pirated software and bootlegged movies. I have a 5  year old Asus  laptop which I still love. 13.3 screen solid metal case ,8GB ram ,i5 2nd generation, even an  Nvida card all for  $550  not too heavy to travel with

But time to buy a new one if possible. Here in Thailand they sell low to mid range computers.

They are all mostly plastic which I cannot go with.  I wanted a 3.3 or 14 inch but all of the thin ones have 4 to 8 gigs and I wanted 16gigs for what I plan to do.CAMTASIA, Power Point, Adobe elements 15, Adobe Premier Pro when I get proficient.  All of these programs I would do at home So I looked  at the HP Sectra and another Asus but think I might wait for the new Zenbook 3 Deluxe when it comes out.  I have come to the conclusion that maybe I need a desk top and a light lap top when traveling?

 

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:56 PM

Camtasia, Power Point and Adobe Elements are pussycats compared with Premier Pro. They can be run on a laptop with medium resources. When you talk Premier Pro, you are referring to video editing and there is no program written that will put a demand on a computer like a pro video editor. Absolutely minimum required is 16gig of fast RAM (preferably 32 gig), a fast CPU such as AMD Ryzen and especially a powerful video card with at least 8gig of RAM on the card. Rarely will integrated video be satisfactory when reviewing test playback at 1080p, triple-especially if you are rendering a project, because the video card does the heavy lifting, not the CPU, and you can count on multiple hours of rendering time if you don't have deep resources and possibly unacceptable results. This mean a desktop computer if you are really serious about this. I strongly suggest that you build one yourself, you will get more bang for the buck.  If you don't want to do that, then check Amazon or Newegg for their top-line gaming computers. Also, be prepared for a learning curve with Premier; this is graphics at it's highest level so be patient. If Premier Pro is your target, I suggest that you do some serious researching on that topic. HERE is a link to the foremost video forum on the internet. If you have questions on video editing this is the place to ask them. A lot of pros in the industry hang out here, so if you are polite and respectful they will be happy to help you.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:40 PM

I thank you so much for your post very helpful.

Were you able to see the other post which  gave a parts list?

If so do you agree with their recommendation?



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:01 AM

I don't see any parts list; what other post?  You can post a link to it in this thread.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:30 AM

OP has open malware topic in Am I Infected forum, https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/648440/introducing-myself-with-a-question/#entry4253116 .

 

Also has closed topic at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/649008/can-someone-clarify-my-first-build-please/ .

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

Thanks, Hamluis,

 

Goodluckman65: Ok, I see your thread. 

Remember that I am considering the Premier Pro video editing software you want to get in to, the other three programs can run on a less powerful computer. I have not gone into detail investigating all the components, I am currently in the middle of an extensive graphics project that I have a deadline to meet.

Both Planemaster and DrillingMachine have good systems. Of the two, I suggest Planemaster's setup because he specs a more powerful video card, and I have had excellent results with EVGA cards. Remember, video editing requires a really good video card. I have tried in the past to do video editing with a cheap card, including using integrated video on the motherboard, and it was a miserable experience, so pay attention to the card.

> I like the motherboard he suggested; it has plenty of USB3 slots. USB2 is on its way out, so stick with USB3 peripherals.

Other suggestions:

> I think you mentioned that you have a couple of external SATA drives already; If so, I suggest that you use these for saving your data and projects.

> An even better suggestion to the above: If you can afford it, I suggest getting a 500 gig SSD drive and installing your main programs, such as Premier Pro directly on it.

Then get this external docking station and a couple of large SATA hard drives; make sure all your hard drives are SATA3 and the connecting cables are USB3 cables. Now you can save all your work as you go to the large SATA drives in the docking station. It will be fast because all components involved are SATA/USB3. You will save a ton of room on your main SSD drive. Another big plus: after you are done for the day, turn off power on the docking station (and disconnect it from the computer if you are really concerned) and your data is auto-backed up and safe. Even if there is a power surge, lightning strike, virus, whatever, your data is safe. After you have spent 50 hours on a project and suddenly there is a power failure and your Windows SSD corrupts, your data is still safe.

 

 

want to build something that I can grow into

If I understand you correctly, you are speaking of upgrading in the future. Well, it's a nice idea, but in reality technology is growing and changing so fast that simple upgrading is almost an unreality now. In 3 years, most likely the parts that will be made will not work on your computer, nor will your motherboard even have the required slots and sockets for upgrading to new technology. So....buy powerful now in order to keep it as long as possible.

 

> Another suggestion: Backup, Backup, Backup. When you get Windows10 installed, back it up in case of crash, corruption or virus damage. Since your SSD has Windows, just reimage and in a few minutes you are back up and running again. You can use your docking station for a drive dedicated to backups entirely.

 

Hope this helps.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 02:03 AM

You can buy Lenovo Legion Y520.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

Why do you want a laptop? if portability is the reason then its fine. otherwise check this https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/651153/jacobs-new-powerhouse-system/



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:12 AM

Lenovo Legion Y520 Review, Gaming Performance, Buy, Price | Best Lenovo Gaming Laptop Under $900?

Lenovo has really made a Budget Beast this time, Why?

because of its Price, Build, and the Performance of the  Laptop which I have tested and noticed.

Lenovo Legion Y520 is one of the best laptops I have used my self for gaming, as have seen many but Legion Y520 is some different from its kind.

We have entitled the caption as "Best Lenovo Gaming Laptop" because it stands on its point.
In this Post, we are reviewing Legion Y520 with i7-7700HQ with 8GB RAM and 4GB NVIDIA GTX Geforce1050TI version.
 
Before we begin let's see the Full Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y520:
PROCESSOR 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 Home
MEMORY (RAM) 8GB
STORAGE 1TB 7MM 5400RPM + 128GB SSD
BATTERY/ POWER SUPPLY Up to 5 Hours
DISPLAY 15.6 FHD IPS AG (Slim)
TOUCH FUNCTION No
GRAPHIC CARD Nvidia® Geforce® GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
OPTICAL DISC DRIVE No ODD
CAMERA HD 720P WITH ARRAY MIC
PORTS AND SLOTS Connectors: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0 ,Type-C (USB 3.0) 
4 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), HDMI
WLAN: WiFI 2X2 AC + BT 4.1
Audio: 2 * 2.0W Harman + Dolby Audio
COLOR Black


Build on Y520:
The build on this Lenovo laptop is a great with a premium feel to use:
Gaming Experience: Gaming experience on the Lenovo Legion Y520 was great as it turns to be awesome at some points where I could get 60fps like on Battlefield 1 or on Payback it handles so nicely on Medium graphics. And of the Highest resolution as well I was able to get 30-40fps, with no excessive heating and noise throttling.Intel i7-7th Gen. processor gives a great run to the games and also 8GB RAM DDR4 running on 64-bit with 4GB Geforce 1050Ti which is enough to play and do Hard Loading work on this crazy thing.

Audio Output on Legion: Harman is one of the leading producers in the Audio output providers who handle company like JBL, so it's obvious about the Sound output of the Legion Y520. Positioning also matters that is why on Y520 you get main Speakers at the Sides of the Screen which somehow lacks Bass output as there is no Subwoofer like Dell.
But overall they are loud and are good for gaming or watching movie or for Video editing.
 
Storage Space with Y520: You get 128GB SSD with 1TB Hard Drive space with Windows 10 which is more than sufficient for a regular or gaming purposes.
 
The Display of Lenovo Legion: The display on this laptop is quite good as you get an IPS Panel is utmost looks like Anti-Glare and the hinges of the screen are well-built as it does not bend or shake easily.
Also, it is not so shaky as per the use in the mean time as I have seen on the laptops in this price bracket.
 
4K looks awesome on the Display and gaming or editing on this one feels great, now I will not say it is the best in the Display category but still works well. You can adjust the brightness from the keyboard and from the sides as well the Viewing Angles are also good enough.

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