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What should I choose for an editing laptop?

Question: What should I choose for an editing laptop?

Here are my current laptop specs:

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
BIOS: F.23
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600

I am wondering if I should try upgrading or buying a completely new laptop. I plan on running mostly Photoshop with some minor video editing in After Effects. If I should upgrade, what would be best to upgrade to achieve a laptop that can smoothly run those programs. If I should buy a new laptop, I would like to keep it smaller and similar size to the 13" Macbook Pro. Overall, I would like to keep all costs under $800.
Thank You,
Tracker47

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Answer: What should I choose for an editing laptop?

Are you having issues running these programs on your current system? Upgrading a laptop is not the same as upgrading a PC. One is often limited to upgrading just memory and hard drives.

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I need a protable laptop for mobile working as video editor, but not sure to choose 13 inch macbook pro 2016 or asus rog strix with nvidia gtx 1070, any ideas or suggestion? I'm windows user and usually working with adobe premiere pro and adobe after effect, but I'd love to try final cut pro on mac, because a lot of people say it's more efficient, but I'm not sure about that.

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I've been looking at getting a new PC from Cube247 for video editing purposes (wedding videos). Could you have a look and see if you think these specs are okay? - I hope the system will have a four or five year lifespan. Budget is about £700 to £900. Many thanks.Specification No 1: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium AMD Phenom 1055T Six Core Processor 8GB Premium Branded DDR3 Memory Premium Branded 1500GB SATAII Ultra Fast Hard DiskATI Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics Ultra Fast Sony DVDRW ASRock 770 Extreme3 Motherboard Quality True Power PSU Multi Format Memory Card Reader 7.1 High Definition Surround Sound 2x USB 3.0 Ports13x USB 2.0 Ports Firewire 25" Full HD Widescreen OR Specification No 2: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Intel Core i5 760 Processor 8GB Premium Branded DDR3 Memory Premium Branded 1500GB SATAII Ultra Fast Hard Disk 2x ATI Radeon HD 5450 1024MB Performance Graphics Ultra Fast Sony DVDRW ASRock P55 Pro Motherboard Deluxe Gaming CaseCube 750W PSU Multi Format Memory Card Reader 7.1 High Definition Surround 14x USB2 Ports Firewire 25" Full HD Widescreen TFTLogitech Deluxe Cordless Desktop Thanks for your advice and help!!

Answer:Help me choose a Video Editing PC

I have an i5 760 processor so I'd go for that one. Make sure your card reader will read SDHC cards, not just SD.

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In active directory, I published some shares to my fileserver on the network (which is also in the domain). Works great when searching (yes, there's a lot!) but when I am editing the permissions, I cannot specify anything for domain-related users. (Clicking on the security tab and trying to load groups and users from the domain. I can only see groups and users from the local computer.)

Domain controller is running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, and the fileserver in question is using Server 2003 Web Edition.
 

Answer:Cannot choose domain users when editing share properties

You should have a button called "Locations" on the upper right on the security tab, click that, then select your domain. Click ok.
 

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Hello
Im a young female student and i have the option to buy one of the following LAPTOPS
1. The HP Compaq CQ56
2. The HP g6 Pavilion
3. Ipad 2 16/32 GB
It must be good for tasks,taking notes,music,pictures,internet and some games.
Please help me Choose the right one.

Answer:Help me choose a Laptop

The Compaq CQ56 models have been discontinued but you can get some good buys because of that.
The HP G6 Pavilion series is currently available from Amazon and you can read user reviews to help you pick a model in your price range.
the iPad2 is a great device, extremely portable but for taking notes it may not be the easiest unless you also carry around a bluetooth keyboard.

All the machines will be good for music, pictures, internet and some games. You should think more about size, weight, price and warranty rather than the specification for a machine with such simple tasks.

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hello, I am going to buy a laptop, a have few variants, but do not know which to choose-help me ;) their prices are almost the same.I do not super laptop for games, but want to watch movies, in other words-I want the best ;))) from my list:1) click here 2) or one of these two (but i can buy them just online)click herethank you ;) please say your opinion, maybe none of this is good

Answer:help to choose a laptop

Have a look at this thread click here

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I've tried googling but couldn't come up with any of top hdds for laptop article or something similar. My hdd broke so I'm planning to get a new one. Recommendations? Include prices if possible. Thanks

Answer:What hdd should i choose for my laptop?

Is there a minimum amount of space that is wanted/needed?This is a great HDD for a laptop...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

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Hi,
i'm not a complete idiot when it comes to computers but i am pretty indecisive and cautious.
Basically i'm in the market for a new laptop for uni but i can't make my mind up what to get.
My basic requirements are;
It needs to be reasonably portable with a decent battery life.
i'll be using it for general word processing but will also be running auto cad and ies virtual environment (both heavy cpu users)
i'll not really be using it for games but do occasionally play football manager so i wouldn't mind it being able to run that at a decent speed.
My budget is between £400-600 obviously the lower end of that scale would be better.
i like the look of these but as i say i'm indecisive.
http://www.ebuyer.com/282305-lenovo-g570-laptop-m517auk
http://www.ebuyer.com/288576-fujitsu-lifebook-ah531-laptop-vfy-ah531mp433gb
http://www.ebuyer.com/288705-lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e520-laptop-nz3b5uk
any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Help me choose a laptop.

Obviously, you need to check the minimum system requirements of the particular programs you are likely to be running (some Autocads are really "thirsty".
I tend to think you may find the Fujitsu may be a bit "lightweight", in terms of hard drive. Of the two Lenovos, the Thinkpad may be better quality, but the G570 gives more "bang for your buck". Having said that, there are numerous versions of the G570; the one you show is the basic version. Some of the higher spec versions may be a bit more expensive, but possibly better value for money. There is also a Z570 which may be a good compromise between spec, and quality.

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I am looking to upgrade my laptop. I don't use it for gaming, but I have to do basic video editing for university. I use Sony Movie Studio 12 Platinum Suite.

I have narrowed it down to two laptops:

(Custom built) Lenovo Z500
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M 2.60GHz
RAM: 4GB (possibly able to upgrade this to 6 or 8 GB)
Hard Drive: 1TB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 635
£499

(Refurbished) ACER Aspire E1-572
Processor: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8 GHz
RAM: 6GB
Hard Drive: 750GB
Graphics Card: Not sure (but it is Integrated and not Dedicated)
Amazon link for this laptop can be found here
Price: £419.99
I'm leaning towards the ACER based on price. Having looked at benchmark tests it seems that both are very similar, with the i5 even outperforming the i7 on some tests.
The other issue is dedicated graphics card vs integrated one. I don't believe it to be too important if I'm not gaming but please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm not very savvy at all with hardware so any help will be appreciated! Please note that the video editing will not be very intensive, however the clips may be quite long for my university projects.

Thanks for reading! A little bit of clarity would be nice

If anyone has any alternatives then my absolute maximum budget is £500.
 

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Help me please to choose laptop for work (photoshop, corel, work with video etc)
I think it will replace my computer and my old laptop!
I have not much preferences:
1. Screen not less than 17,3
2.Matte computer surface, I read it is much better
3. Video 2 GB I think this is enough
4. I would like my laptop work not to loudly and without overheating
I am looking forward to your recommendations

Answer:Please, help me to choose the best laptop!

What is your budget?

I would recommend an i7 processor for hyperthreading for those applications that can take advantage of it.

i5 will suffice but I think you'd definitely notice better performance on the i7.

I noticed a lot of the i7 machines are really pricy because they have additional "bells and whistles" that bump the overall cost up - if it were me I would buy a low priced i7 machine with a 1080p display and buy a 250g SSD (about 100$). Seems laptops with SSDs from the factory have really inflated prices - better to put it in yourself aftermarket.

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Hi! Desperately need advice on what laptop I need to buy to improve my business? I want to perform 1-2-1 webcam business sessions with clients,so - please please - which is the best laptop for this application and preferably under £400 too? Really appreciate any help! Thanks!

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Not sure this is the right forum to post this in so pls have me excused if it is not.

I am looking for a PC. I have a macbook air which I really like but
1. Need a PC for my spouse
2. Need to use the PC for me to store and view bike videos, music and photos. I have the smallest version of the macbook air but the hard drive is getting filled up and the 1100 for 256 GB storage is a bit on the high side, assuming I can find a better alternative

The PC will be used primarily for:
1. Surfing the internet
2. Streaming from the internet (youtube, netflix etc)
3. Storage and viewing of videos (probably about 50 GB)
4. Storage of photos and music (not sure how much but probably that of a typical family)
5. Word, excel, ppt

The PC will be moved around the house but not used for travel except for now and then - so size and portability not a key criteria

Would like, if possible, to spend not more than 600 USD give or take
 

Answer:Help me choose a laptop

Go for mac mini. It will meet your needs, also you already have macbook air, so it will be easy for you and your spouse. Cheers
 

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hello, I am going to buy a laptop, a have few variants, but do not know which to choose-help me ;) their prices are almost the same.I do not super laptop for games, but want to watch movies, in other words-I want the best ;))) from my list:1) click here 2) or one of these two (but i can buy them just online)click herethank you ;) please say your opinion, maybe none of this is good

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio F50-10k since 2009 and even if its still in good condition (apart from a few burned pixels) it has a major problem from day 1: Overheating! And I'm talking about overheating to the point that shuts down on its own. Pretty bad because I lost a hard drive from that. I've sent it to service quite a few times but Toshiba refused to change the defective graphics card (that's the one that overheats) - processor doesn't even break a sweat, all work goes to the graphic card.
Here are the specs:
**Toshiba Qosmio F50-10k
Intel Core Duo 2.53GHz
4 Gb RAM
650Gb HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Windows Vista 32bit**
Anyway, I'm looking for a decent upgrade (not necessarily top notch),
an I5 is good (no I3 because they are no different than a Core Duo)
but I need to know if there are specific brands and/or models that have less overheating issues.
I'm not looking for a laptop with no overheating issues because there is none. And I'm certainly not considering a desktop (I travel a lot so don't mention it),
I just need a laptop (below 1000$) that doesn't crack under pressure (no overheating to a shut down point).
So far I've found that MSI and Asus have better heat management but they are a bit on the expensive side.
Here are some models that I consider buying:
Asus R510JX-XX041H (i7-4720HQ/8GB/1TB/GeForce GTX 950M//W8)
Asus X751LKB-TY110H (i7-5500U/8GB/2TB/GeForce 850M/W8)
Asus ROG GL552VW-DM775, i5-6300HQ/15.6 FHD/4GB/1TB/nVidia GTX 960M 4GB/No OS
MSI PX60 2QD-098XPL I7-... Read more

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Hi guys,

Im stuck between two similar windows 7 laptops, some second opinions on which to choose would be great.

the first is a HP G61-110sa with a t4300, 4gb ram and a 4500mhd graphix card.
http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/prod...rmationSection

the second one im looking at is a zoostorm with a dual core 2 t6600, 3gb ram and 4500m (not hd) graphix
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179596

iv not seen anything about zoostorm, and cant really see anywhere else that sells them

I know the dual core 2 in the zoostorm is beter than the hp's t4300, the only thing that worrys me is the 1gb less of ram and the worse graphics (but how much worse is the lack of hd capability in the 4500m?)

i want to be able to watch dvds on the computer and maybe play some games - i realise neither will be brilliant on the games front tho

any help or other options around the ?400 price mark is much appreciated

ps, apologies if this is in the wrong sectoion

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Hi,Thanks for help in transferring data as regards my last post - it now poses another problem as to which size will my Fujitsu Amilo D7820 cope with - 60gb....80gb ?? Also, how do I choose speed or ATA?? IDE?? quietness? etc. I haven't a clue!Or where to buy?That's a lot to sort out!Can anyone help or even give me the name of a website?Thanks,June.

Answer:How do choose which laptop hdd to buy ??

Websitesclick hereclick hereYour laptop will cope with any main stream 2.5inch laptop specification drive. Basically all of them on the sites above.Speed is refered to in rpm (revs per minute) 5400 being the better 7200 is rare but the best. 4200 is quite slow but for average use is fine.ATA - this is just the speed at which transfers occur. Dont worry about it just make sure the drive is ATA compatable.IDE is the interface make sure it is an IDE drive or it wont connectQuietness - google "item name" and the word review is the best way to evaluate it. Dont post another thread here asking is this drive quiet there are quite literally 1000s of sites with info on each drive. If no mention is made of noise then it will be a quiet drive.

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HP Envy 15.6" Intel Core i7-720QM Laptop (15-1270CA) - Silver - Future Shop

or an alieware m11x or m15x the hp envy beats has expandble 16gbs of ram holy!!! and 3.0 usb and a nice graphics card and a awesome processor at least i think it is do you? but i dont want it to overheat causing hardware problems or failure what should i get and is 1366 x 768 good for a screen resolution? on the hp envy beats on the m11x i can have it speced out and the m15x i can have it speced out to about 2,000 dollars and i would also need the warrenty soo......warrenty about 3years advanced soo idk what to pick please help thank you

Answer:Which laptop should i choose?

the HP does not have an optical drive (ie dvd/blu-ray/cd burner/reader)
that's a deal breaker for me.

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Hello , I am going to buy a new laptop but I'm not sure which to get. They have similar specs but I think it comes down to reliability ? Or experiences. Here are the computers.

m.microsoftstore.com/msstore/Catalog/Product/256539800/HP_ENVY_dv67221nr_Notebook?c=500173280

Or

http://www.costco.com/Toshiba-Satell...MobileOptOut=1

Answer:which laptop to choose?

You're right that on a specs level they're fairly much the same. The only difference is that the Toshiba has 2GB more RAM and it's not entirely certain what type of HD Intel graphics card is in the Toshiba.

It comes down to what you're going to do with it. If you're looking to do some gaming on the laptop then neither of these will be very strong gaming computers due to the lower-leveled graphics cards.

However, if you're merely looking for a light gaming laptop then either or would do the trick. I'm pretty comfortable with HP computers -- I've owned more than 3 of them. They're fairly good computers, but as I was doing my research for buying a new laptop I discovered that HP is actually one of the worst in hardware because it has the most malfunctions in the first 2 years.

Toshiba and Asus were the top two brands, but I should also note that the numbers weren't extremely different. In all honesty, I would go with the Toshiba because it's cheaper and it has more RAM memory. Though you should also go to a store that sells laptops and toy around with some Toshiba and HP computers to see whose layout/design you prefer.

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Okay so the thing is that my desktop pc is weared out. I'm looking for a laptop now to get more flexibility.
I was thinking detachable/hybrids because I can use touchscreen more freely and it would feel right.
So far I found HP splits and yogabook.
I need a real good suggestion for a cheap and good performing hybrid laptop. I'd be interested in surface 3 too but the screen size is way too small isn't it? And also I have to buy a keyboard additionally (someone said its $200)
Can anyone suggest me any laptop? Oh yeah and foldables are welcome too. Just the keyboard shouldn't be an issue while using touchscreen.
I am looking for 13" + screen, decent hard disk and processor can work out according to price.
I am in India so availability would be a problem too but I would be able to get one from US or UK. So hit me up with your ideas please.
Thank you.

Answer:Choose a laptop for me?

Hey , I am from New Delhi
I ended up buying a Lenovo flex 10 quad core processor notebook (I also opted for office 2013 home and student edition ). Specs are decent as you will get a bay trail processor , 2GB ram (one can expand it ) , 500GB hard drive , HD camera , and its a touchscreen lol (comes pre installed with windows 8 but you may update it to windows 8.1 without any issues )
There is another Lenovo flex 10 model which is a Celeron dual core processor with 2GB ram , 500GB hard drive and comes pre installed with office 2013 home and student edition. I didn't opted the dual core because it was slow in daily task. Both of them can be easily converted in a lap-stand ? , find out more here :- Flex 10 Dual-Mode Laptop | Affordable, Thin, & Light 10.1" Multitouch Notebook | Lenovo (IN)
I gifted my Acer iconia w4 to my sister. this tablet(if you attach a keyboard it will act like a laptop ) Intel atom processor. 2GB ram , 64GB ssd with expandable via SD card.HD display with a 5MP back camera , front I didn't remember but it was OK for Skype calls. Battery on this was excellent , I got uptown 10 hours on a single charge where as Lenovo flex gave me 3-4Hours battery life backup.
regarding prices I got this from efutre outlet in Nehru place , Lenovo flex 10 for 28,990 INR where as Acer iconia for 29,000 INR.

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Question for the computer geeks:

Which one of the two laptops off groupon has the best value? Keep in mind both are refurbs and the reliability of this laptop holding up over the next few years is important to me.

http://www.groupon.com/pages/gg-hp-envy-laptop-dv7-7323cl

http://www.groupon.com/pages/gg-toshiba-satellite-173-laptops-specifications
 

Answer:Which laptop to choose?

pcoste1 said:





Keep in mind both are refurbs and the reliability of this laptop holding up over the next few years is important to me.Click to expand...

Refurbished PCs generally have more problems than new PCs. If the unit was returned due to an intermittent problem (freezing up, overheating, etc.) it may not have been repaired properly. In addition, most refurb units only have a 90 day warranty (versus one year for a new PC).

I'd pay a little extra and get a new one with at least a one year mfr. warranty.
 

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Question: help choose laptop

am ready to order new laptop and am sold on lenovo. however, cant decide between T400/T500 or R61. Starting small resell business; priorities internet, CD/DVD burn & copy; photos; LONG battery life (all day auctions); completely wireless (printer 4 in 1, etc); fast and rough and tough.  Any help out there?  I'll take any I can get! Thanks.

Answer:help choose laptop

Hey jude, [Cue Beatles music!]Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Welcome to the Lenovo forum.  All those machines are good. I'm a fan of the 25W TDP P-series Core 2 Duo CPUs (like P8600, etc.) available in the T400/T500 (and very similar R400/R500), but not the R61. The P-series CPUs are very energy-efficient so they run cooler, quieter, and longer on a given amount of battery. For your purposes (no gaming or CAD mentioned) the Intel GPU is fine; that will give longer battery life than the ATI GPU. You could choose the switchable GPU, but I personally don't like that because then the Intel GPU can't drive the digital DisplayPort or dock DVI video. More screen real estate is always handy. If your eyes can take 130 pixels/inch, then 1680x1050 on the T500 gets you the most usable space. I'd recommend T500 over R500; there are some significant differences. Personally I find text on the 130 ppi screen a bit too small, so prefer 1440x900 (about 120 ppi) on the R400 or T400. The R400 and T400 are very similar. The R400 will run slightly cooler and quieter because of its increased thickness. The T400 is thinner and lighter and still runs very cool and quiet. You can choose between them based on price and your personal preference. Unless you get a great deal on the R61, or have some specialized requirements that you haven't listed, I'd advise going with the newer series of machines. Hope that helps!-Frank





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Hey, please help me choose between these 2:


ASUS UL30VT-A1 13.3" Notebook PC - Silver

Intel Core 2 Duo CULV SU7300 1.3GHz / 4GB RAM / 500GB HD / Hybrid GPU- NVIDIA G210M + Intel GMA 4500MHD / 802.11N / Webcam / HDMI / Windows 7 Home Premium

# Designed for the on the go Professional and Mobile productivity, the ASUS UL30VT Notebook features switchable graphics and is equipped with a 13.3" LED display, 1" thick chassis and 8 Cell Battery that provides 10+ hours of battery life in shared Video mode. With Switchable Graphics you can go between nVIDIA G210M 512MB DDR3 Video or Embedded Intel 4500MHD on the fly! Box Contents: ASUS UL30VT-A1 Notebook, AC Adapter, 8-cell Battery, AC Adapter; Software: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, ASUS Utility, 2-Year Limited Global Warranty, 1-Year Accidental Damage Warranty
# Intel Core 2 Duo CULV SU7300 1.3GHz Processor
# 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM (8GB max.)
# 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
# 13.3" HD 16:9 (1366x768) LED Backlight Display
# Integrated 0.3MP Webcam
# nVIDIA G210M 512MB DDR3 or Embedded Intel GMA 4500MHD Video (Switchable Graphics Controller, Dual-View capable Supports two different applications open at one time - one on the External Monitor, and one on the Laptop Screen)
# 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
# 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
# Built-in Azalia compliant Audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex (3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System)
# 2 Built-in Altec Lansing Speakers
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Answer:Help be choose a laptop!

I'd go with the ASUS. The VAIO has newer parts, but the GPU is lacking as well as other devices. You'll be happy with the ASUS.

What is the price factor? What are you using it for?

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Hello everybody! This is my first post here and I'm looking for some advice. I'm a student looking for a laptop. I need it to be cheap, i.e. $800 or less, but also have a good feature set. Reasonably fast, with some memory (may upgrade later) is a must. I also need (or really really want) a good video card as I'm planning on running games on it (newer games, but I don't care if I have to lower the settings ridiculously to get it to run at a reasonable speed).

I'm currently looking at two laptops for sale at CompUSA. Could someone tell me which of these they would recommend? (Unfortunately I can't post links to CompUSA's site for specs, but I have provided the product codes so you can try and find them yourself! I would appreciate the effort!)

Acer Aspire AS3502WLCi - CompUSA Product Code: 319907
Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 - CompUSA Product Code: 328883

I'm leaning heavily towards the Toshiba because of the ATI Radeon graphics card it has. But looking more closely, the Acer is an all-around better system and for $100 cheaper! It's really the graphics card that's making me think twice. Is there any way to upgrade the graphics card in the Acer? Or should I just go with the Toshiba and upgrade the memory and deal with the other features it may or may not have?

Or does someone else have an idea as to another laptop I may be able to get with a similar price range and feature set?

I really appreciate all the help, guys! Thanks m... Read more

Answer:Which laptop to choose?

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In a nutshell i will be using my laptop to watch movies,listen to music,planning on playing high graphics/quality previous,current and future games, run appz like photoshop,frontpage, burn dvds and cds at high fast/speed without leeching all of my system ram and cpu usage, want to connect my laptop to my tv to watch movies (with good quality/speed) from my notebook.I know that i have already posted something similar before. This time around its a bit different because i have done alot of research and narrowed my choices down. I am hoping to get honest opinions as to which laptop will suite my needs. Please check out the following laptops and tell me if you were to choose which one would you buy and why? 1)http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CABSDT1&l=en&OC=OCINSP6402_FEAT_E22)http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CADHS1&l=en&OC=OCINSP9402_FEAT_E13)http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10073290&langid=EN&CMP=ILC-Clicks_From_Flyer_Pages4)http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10074459#5)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2180325&Tab=2&NoMapp=06)http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10070925&catid=Thx in advance for all the help. I am hoping to get tonz of replies :d

Answer:Which Laptop Would You Choose ?

Sadly, it's hard to find someone who mkaes a good laptop... If anything on your list, I would say Gateway. They have better support than the other compainies from what I know. It's a bit more money, but you may find it worth it in the end. Stay away from Acer and HP. I don't trust either of those companies.Flame

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This is for a for a friend whom is looking for a laptop

I found the Black friday specials.. I was hoping you could tell me which ones sound good. I really need it just for school work and music and internet. Its a few of them. If you can tell me what you think.

Wal-mart

Acer Black 17.3" Aspire AS7714Z-4643 Laptop PC with Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, Windows 7 Home Premium
: $498.00

HP G56-129WM 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Celeron 900 Processor, 3GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 Home Premium $298.00

HP G72-227WM 17.3" Dual Core Laptop w/ Intel Pentium 2.3GHz, 3GB Memory, 320GB HDD and Windows 7 Home Premium $398.00

and then at
Best Buy

Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/ AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 3GB RAM and 320GB HD $349.00

Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, HP Wireless Printer $449.00

Sony Vaio Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor 15.5" Laptop with Blu-Ray and Memory Upgrade $449

HP Laptop - 15.6", Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD $499

Answer:Help me choose a laptop

It looks like your looking in the <$500 range.
I personally have Toshiba laptops since the 286 days and have never had a bad one.

But, then I normally buy the high end machines.

Guessing that your friend who wants to buy a laptop for just portable operations like email web and
such. I would buy the one with the most memory and hard disk space.
If they really wanted to watch DVD movies then the larger screen would be nicer.

There are so many variables that would help anyone if we knew what they were going
to do with the laptop.

as they say Inquiring minds

Rich

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k, here it is. im looking for a touch screen laptop but one that has a good integrated graphics or dedicated would be even better. and like it to be under 1500 bucks or less, have at least 2 hours of battery life more would also be better. im eyeing on 2 cheap ones the hp tx1000z for 949 bucks plus another 200 for upgrades and a case for around 1250 bucks.

or for about the same the gateway version. the gateway version has a better touchscreen i hear, so how much better is it? the actve vs passive? the drawback for the gateway is for the same price as the hp with upgrades it only has 1gb of ram, a gma950 vs nvidia6150 and lacks more features that are present with the hp.

Ive done some reading on reviews and its been pretty good for the hp but i have seen some that have written bad about it like strange noises and errors with doing certian tasks with it. plus according to the hp site it should be getting 3.5 hours with the 6 cell battery, yet people are reporting only 2 hours or even less.

the gateway doesn't have many reviews at all, all the people refer to touchscreens that cost around 1800 or better but thats a tad much for what it can do. which one of these is the best choice? thanks. my current laptop i have has a dedicated but weak atix600 graphics card, is the 6150 worse or better than that? thankyou!

Answer:help me choose a laptop!

29 views yet no posts? hmmmm.....

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Right now I'm fighting between the HP 5000 series and the Saony Vaio FJ series.

I'd plan on using it mostly for regualr word processing, internet browsing, pictures, music, and burning discs. But there will certainly be times I'd be running quark, photoshop and dreamweaver applications simultaneously.

I have absoulutely no interest in using it for gaming, watching DVDs etc and don't plan on carrying it around too often.

Price range $1500

Anyone have any feedback or user experiences on either? Or want to confuse me more and suggest another machine?
 

Answer:Help me choose a new laptop

A Dell XPS system with just the basic options DELL has very good PC's awesome customer service, and a very good price point.
 

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Hi guys my old laptop got written off and i've been given a £349.99 voucher for PCworld
so my question to you is on www.pcworld.co.uk which is the best laptop/notebook shall I go for, I have a gaming pc, i'm going off to uni, but I sometimes go to lans with friends and play starcraft 2 etc on it, so i'm looking for the best laptop you can suggest, I can add my own money and push to around £400 but not much more
thanks for your time :)

Answer:help choose a laptop please! :)

Are you asking for the best gaming laptop for £400 (obviously somewhat limited), or the best laptop for Uni for £400, on which you can play SOME games (a bit easier).

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Below is what I am looking for....

Something with FAST bootup time
WIFI
Web access
FTP Capable
Text Editor Capable of saving files in mulitple extentions (.php, .txt, .htm)


So I was looking at the Windows PDAs, do they have...


WIFI
Web browser
text editor that can save in multiple formats
FTP software?


But then I was lookping at laptops....

Is their a laptop that has a FAST boot-up, (under 30 seconds from cold boot)
Runs XP or another stable OS
WIFI
has a kinda small size (body and screen)
Is very durable, can tolerate being tossed arround with out body breakage or hard drive crash.


Are their products that can do that?



Thanks!



--Daniel L
 

Answer:Laptop Vs. PDA --- How To Choose?

Look at the VIA OQO They are pricey but worth a look.

http://www.oqo.com/store/shop.cgi/op/op_index.html
 

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i am about to buy a laptop, one option is intel core i3 third generation with amd radeon 2gb 8730m and the other option is intel core i5 with nvidia gt 630m 1gb with same ram. I want gaming performance to be good. I know that amd radeon 8730m is better than nvidia gt 630m, but the processor is better with nvidia(i5). Please help me choose between one of them for a better gaming performance.
 

Answer:please help me choose the right laptop

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Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Which laptop should I choose?

Joawro said:





Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Let you know the Gateway is a (Acer) that FSB (front side bus) is only 533MHz while the DELL is 800MHz on the FSB. So performance from the sub-system on the DELL would be faster than the Acer.

DELL allows you to upgrade the RAM to 8GB instead of the Acer is limited to 4GB. You might as well buy the DELL. If you can try both systems out in the store before you buy online. I would do that.

One more thing, might interest you or not. Bing.com as cash back program that gives you money back if you buy the unit online then go and pick-up in the store. If you just gone to the store you wouldn't get ... Read more

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Hi, I want to buy a laptop for gaming and uni work soon with money i'm getting for my birthday. My friend just bought an Acer Aspire 3023WLMi (3020):
http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page...oupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&ctx1=UK&crc=4190965122
which is pretty nice for £650, but i don't need all the multimedia stuff like a card reader, (built in WIFI would be nice though). My budget is around about the same price so should I go for the same laptop or are there better offers on the market? This is my first laptop and I know nothing about whats good and whats not...
 

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Hi, I'm looking for a laptop that have at least these systems requirementsProcessor: Intel i5-2300/AMD FX-4300Memory: 8 GB RAMGraphics: nVidia GTX 560 (2GB)/AMD Radeon 7850 (2GB)DirectX: Version 11Thanks a lot! =)

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I am considering buying a Thinkpad Yoga 260. There is no price difference between one with NFC and one without.
My phone is a Lumia 950, and as far as I know, that's the bonly thing I own that is NFC-enabled. Would it be useful for me?
And on the flipside: Is it a serious security risk?
Just wondering if anyone is using NFC with their phone, and how they like it.

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Hey guys,

Im such a noobie at choosing laptops (generally tech) and understanding their specs Im currently looking at:

Acer Aspire 5560G Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

and

Fujitsu Lifebook AH531 Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

Can someone tell me which one I should get ? Cus from my naive perspective, I think their specs look quite similar ? I just wonna know which one would be more suitable if Im looking for a laptop around that price and is compatible for someone who wants to do some light gaming on it maybe...? Also I have no idea which of their processors or graphics card is better However I do understand that their HDD is a bit old .....but I think i can live with that since its budgeted i do understand that I cant have the best of both worlds

Please give me a suggestion ! Or a provide me with a decision if it is u that is to choose

Thank you !

Answer:(Budget laptop) Which one to buy ?! Please help me choose

I'd go with the Acer any day. It has a better gfx card than the Intel HD graphics. While the processor is a little lower, it should still give you the performance you want. Games use GFX more than CPU. And integrated video isn't that great to came on, anyhow.

What do you mean by their HDD? You can't simply transfer over Windows from one computer to another.

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Hi Folks,
I'm hoping for a system that's speedy and energy efficient. My needs are basic relative to gamers/editors; I'll only want it for MS Office, mutiple movie tabs and being able to run 2 different browsers (eg firefox and chrome) at the same time with imacros (repetitive script plugin).
It doesn't matter to me if it's mobile or upgradable because I won't be doing that and I'd want it to last several years. My last one lasted 8-10 years and it was at best a mid range laptop (it would have still been going if I'd bothered to clear the dust from the fan).
The reason I'd like it to be energy efficient is because I'll use it everyday for upto 10 hours and as I'm not an intensive performance user, I don't think I should need 100's of watts.
Desktops are cheaper to buy for the same performance, but seem less energy friendly. Although, I'm not sure on the energy efficiency, because I've been told speedy systems can use less power overall as they'll complete a task quicker then run at idle consumption, so I really have no idea what I should be going for.
Even if more powerful CPU's may return to idle sooner, in a desktop there will still be other components using more energy than a laptop. I don't mind if one system uses slighly more power than another, if it more than compensates in performance that's relevant to me.
Laptops may cost more to buy but I wonder if they are better value performance wise looking at power consumption and considering the performance I need is not that... Read more

Answer:Help to choose whether to buy laptop or desktop?

*I can't add to/edit so I'll add another post
I do realise cutting down on power costs performance, but I'm hoping that with my needs I can get away with having both efficiency and performance, or at least close to it.
Thanks.

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Im currently looking for a laptop and could use some help because I have never had one before and I dont know what to look for. I have no idea how to build laptops so I guess I will get one prebuilt.

I will manly be using it for school and work related activities. Im also planning to use it for testing my wireless network for security holes and stuff like that. I dont plan on using it for games or intense programs but I dont want a slow one either. I will probably listen to music on it thought.

I was looking at this series of laptop from dell. Should I consider one of these or something else like an HP from like bestbuy or something.

http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs

Any opinions would be helpful.

Answer:Could somone help me choose a laptop.

I guess I will have to try and figure this one out on my own.

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Hello everyone. I'm looking for some opinions on which laptop configuration I should use. I'm going to purchase an entry level Sager gaming laptop. It comes down to the Sager NP5855 or the Sager NP6852. Should I opt for the 6852 with a 1080p IPS display, fingerprint sensor, multicolor keyboard, gtx 1050ti, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive 7200rpm. Or the 5855 with 1080p non IPS display, no fingerprint sensor, white illuminated keyboard, gtx 1050 not ti, 16gb ram, and Samsung Evo 250 SD. They would be the exact same price which is what I can afford. My main thing is the IPS display and 1050ti with the 6852 or the 16gb of ram and ssd with the 5855. Sorry for the long post, appreciate any comments.please help.Thanks.I didn't find the right solution from the internet.References: http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3396854/laptop-configuration-choose.html
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Answer:Which laptop configuration should I choose?

Some notes:  This is a Dell forum, so you'll likely get more advice in a more generalist forum.
The NP5855 is a Clevo N855HJ model;  the 6852 is the N850 HK1.  These notebooks are sold by many vendors -- mostly "boutique" brands -- Sager is the largest one, but it's not particularly highly regarded for support.  Look around -- there are resellers with MUCH better support ratings than Sager that sell the same systems - often at the same or even lower prices.
Both systems are fundamentally similar - they both use soldered-in CPUs and GPUs, so they're not upgradeable (but just about nothing in this price class/size range is any longer).  The IPS display IS worth the added cost (I have a Clevo P775DM-G that's one of the best screens I've ever seen, and it's a  Samsung IPS).

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I am British but live in Spain, and am about to buy a laptop for the first time.

Do I have to buy from the U.K. to get an English version of Windows (preferably XP) and bundled software?

So do any makers of laptops let you choose the language?

If I could buy in Spain, it would work out much cheaper, obviously. I'm not bothered about a Spanish keyboard, but would like everything else in English - Windows, Outlook Express, Word, Utilities etc. (No interest in gaming.)

Many thanks for anyone's help please.
 

Answer:new laptop - can I choose language?

i think some OEM versions do not have full multilanguage support
do they still sell XP in Spain ?? most are vista now in UK
Go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options. Click on Language tab

see if you can change the model on show ?
 

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can any-one please help me choose the better laptop out of these. my friend is selling both.i want one for my daughter who will be playing sims game
thank you
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz 73 °C
Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Acer Makalu (U2E1) 81 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (Acer Incorporated [ALI]) 66 °C
Storage
232GB Hitachi HTS543225L9A300 ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C
119GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
PIONEER BD-ROM BDCTD01RS ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
or this one
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00GHz 61 °C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 30C0 (U10) 50 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)
Storage
149GB Hitachi HTS545016B9SA00 (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462D ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

Answer:which laptop do i choose for my daughter

You are unlikely to get any reply with that sort of layout, try a bit of punctuation.

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Hey all,

I'm trying to decide between two laptops. One has the Core Duo T2400 (1.86 GHz) and the GeForce Go 7900GTX (which I've heard GREAT things about), and the other has the Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0GHz) and the GeForce Go 7600 (256MB memory). I know that the Core 2s are better by a fair amount, but what do you guys think as far as gaming goes? They are right around the same price (although the Core 2 is a tad bit cheaper with a little bigger hard drive). They both have the same amount of memory, although the Core 2 also has a higher res (1440x900 vs 1680x1050). I play a fair amount of high end games like CS:S and BF2, so I want good performance. Unfortunately they won't let me add the 7900GTX to the Core 2 machine.

What would you guys do?

Thanks!
corndog
 

Answer:Trying to Choose a Gaming Laptop

what video card does the core 2 duo lappy have? if its any 79XX series card the core 2 will run circles around the core duo + 7900GTX

HA u edited while i was typing! where are you getting the builds from? what's your budget?
 

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I've narrowed it down to basically two choices, though feel free to add your own favorites. The first one meets and exceeds my current computer needs. The reason I am looking at the second one is because it is a very nice system and it will keep me having a powerful system for years to come. My current uses are:

Virtual PC 2004, though I don't use it a whole ton
Half Life 2
Word Processing/Internet Browsing
Veiwing Movies(No editting or anyting like that)
Programming-just stuff for my programming class

Some Hardware Needs:
I perfer a lighter, smaller machine
Battery Life is important, at least 2 hours off battery


Machine A-TigerDirect
1 gb DDR2 Ram
80 GB Hard Drive
DVD-RW Drive
AMD Turion 64 MK-36 2.0 Ghz Processor
Refurbished(Doesn't matter to me)
15.4 inch screen
MS Media Center (I'm upgrading to XP Pro though-Already have copy)
Acer Aspire 5100-3583
Weights 6.2 Pounds
Cost:$600 w/Shipping

Machine B-Circuit City
2 gb DDR2 Ram
120 Gb Hard Drive
DVD-RW Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 ghz processor 667 mhz 2 mb Cache
Webcam
Acer Aspire 5580-6432
Weights only 5.2 lbs
Cost:$950 w/shipping-If you find it cheaper tell me

Those are them, please help me in deciding which one is better for me.

Thanks,

Scott
 

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Hi,

I am looking to buy a new laptop that would would work without freezing. My usage mainly includes: working with lots of excel & word files simultaneously (10-15 at a time) and I normally have 10+ chrome tabs open at any given time. I am also a huge fan of chrome apps and have quite of these installed (most of them for my work). I am however, not at all into games and that's not a priority for me at all.

My current laptop which I have had for 2 yrs now turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, as it constantly freezes with the above workload. It is an Acer Aspire S3 with Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor with 4GB RAM (066/1333). Before this I had a Compaq Presario CQ71 with Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, which was the best machine I have bought till date. It never-ever froze and could easily handle my workload. It amazes, me how despite being so much older and lower specs, it trumps the acer.

I wonder if this could be because, the Acer is an ultrabook, while the compaq was a bulky laptop? This is a key question, as I want to stick to ultrabooks due to their light weight, but I wonder, if that compromises speeds, or in the last 2 years since my last purchase, the technology with ultrabooks has improved significantly?

I would appreciate suggestions on what aspects of the specs I should focus most on and any good suggestions that meet the following criteria:
* 8 GB Ram (Preferably 16GB)
* Processor: Would I benefit from i7 or would i5 suffice? I bel... Read more

Answer:Help me choose a productive laptop

It is an Acer Aspire S3 with Intel® Core&#8482; i5-2467M Processor with 4GB RAM (066/1333)Click to expand...

i have a fuji i5 with 6gb and have usually about 20 chrome tabs open and 10 excel spreadsheets (although small and not often using array or volatile formulas) , email, sometimes the odd video is played and it copes well

the i5 process comes in various flavours and some are slower in performance than an i3

i use this comparison to compare cpu
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

your cpus
Intel Core i5-2467M @ 1.60GHz 2347 646
Pentium Dual-Core T4200 @ 2.00GHz 1146 1092

The first number the higher is better, 2nd number lower is better
so the i5 you had was better than previous machine

Also the CPU is often slowed down to save power on battery use - so you may want to review your power option settings

what operating system are you using (old compaq v new acer) ?

i dont know the china market, perhaps you could post a few models you are considering

you will pretty much be limited to windows 8 machines, some companies business machines are still provided with windows 7 - Dell for example

my i5 is a
Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.50GHz 3448 428

as you can see that has a much higher spec than your i5
so the cpu comparison can be useful

you could also use task manager
control+alt+delete keys
look at performance and see if you are using the max memory or the cpus running at 100% - see where the bottle neck maybe
 

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I need a laptop for mostly research and entertainment purposes. I use a lot of applications at once, like Chrome, Office, Texmaker, skype, photos etc...My browsing is quite intense as I have multiple browser windows with dozens of tabs open including youtube windows. I dont use my laptop for gaming AT ALL and I also dont do any professional photography or video editing. I just like to watch movies, listen to music, do some heavy surfing and also have a lot of storage for work files, photos, movies, music etc..
I am looking to spend between 900-1000USD. That is converted from Euros as I reside in Europe and I have left some room to pay extra for accidental damage protection as I spilled coffee on my macbook pro :/
Here are my needs but I am not able to find a decent laptop for my budget online:
OS: Windows 10 64bit (Strict preference, I hated my mac because of its OS and had put windows on it)
RAM: 6-8 GB
Hard-disk: 256GB+ SSD (I have heard SSD is much more efficient, is it true?)
Processor: Intel core i5/i7 (6th or 7th gen) 2.2Ghz+
Graphics: Intel / Nvidia (No Preference)
Display: 1920x1080 HD
Size: 13-15 inch
Touch: No Preference
Battery: 3-4 cell
Audio: It would be nice if it had surround sound like Dolby Home Theater or something similar as I would use it for listening music a lot.
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Hi, I'm intereted about getting the Pavilion Power laptop 17t. I would like to get more information about the product. What about it's color accuracy? Would you recommend it for video editing? Does it work just like a workstation? And finally, what about it's cons? Thanks!

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If my Acer Aspire Es1-521 comes with windows 10 and i dont want that. how can i get windows 8

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Hi guys. I'm planning to buy Dell Precision 7710 laptop and now choosing the processor.I'm working with After effects and 3ds Max so planning to choose the Graphic card Nvidia Quadro m5000m (8Gb), and 64gb RAM ECC.  There are several types of processor so I'm wondering which is better for my use. Here is the choice:- Intel® Xeon® E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.70GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics P530)
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1535M v5 (Quad Core 2.90GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics P530) [add $76.56]
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1545M v5 (Quad Core Xeon 2.90GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Iris Pro Graphics P580)
I see that there is slight difference in GHz and integrated video. But the price difference in some instances is more than $500. So my main task now is to clarify is it worth of saving this money. So I would like to ask you guys 1) how big is the difference between 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz in performance? 2) Since I will use Nvidia Quadro m5000m does the type of integrated video card (HD P530 or Iris Pro) is still important for my use? Thank you in advance for any help or advice.Alex

Answer:7710 laptop. What process to choose

1.  Very little overall.
2.  It will only be an issue for applications where you choose to use the Intel GPU (for instance, to extend battery runtimes - using the nVidia GPU will drastically cut the runtime).
Intel's traditional pricing scheme places a high premium on the fastest CPU -- it's rarely the best price/performance choice.
That said, bear in mind that the CPU in these is not upgradeable -- it's soldered to the system board, so whatever you do buy, you can't upgrade later (short of replacing the entire mainboard, which will be a VERY expensive proposition).

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Asus X550CA with i7 3537u, Int UMA, 6G RAM, 500G HDD, 7200rpm, window7 pro. $879
Hp envy 15 wtih i7 4700MQ, Nvidia GT 740M, 8G RAM, 1T HDD, 5400rpm. window8.1. $999
Does HP battery get hot so easily? I heard from my friends experiences.
Does HP have bigger noises?
Is Asus better for gaming?
I found this AUSU is more expensive comparing to other same level laptop, why?
Both prices are fine to me, I just want to know which one is better, more useful for working, gaming, watching video, and more conveniently portable.

Answer:Help and advise me to choose a laptop (2 Different Brands)

My personal choice would be the HP, it has more RAM, better graphics, a bigger hard drive and the processor uses slightly less power. Against this you have to balance that Asus always comes out better on build quality than HP. Any chance that you can go to a store for a physical comparison? Target? Walmart?

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I have an E221c hooked up to a Lenovo Thinkpad.  Youcam wants to use the Thinkpad webcam, which if course is useless, since the cover is closed when hooked up to my monitor. How do I make it use the monitor webcam? I coudn't find anything in the manual.

Answer:How to choose monitor webcam over laptop's

Hi, I think you'll not be able to stream your laptops camera on TV. However ther is a program which trasfers data from laptop to TV. So you can share the screen of your laptop/thinkpad to your tv (if your tv supports it.)  I think the program name is "WIFI display helper" - it shares the screen to TV. See the cams streaming online: Camera Streaming from TV.

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I need to replace a broken laptop. I am based in the UK.
My insurance company have offered a Sony Vaio VPC-CW1Z6E01B although I have seen the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/P. I have to let them know by Tuesday which I prefer. I do not have the technical know how to make a definitive decision so I am asking for help and advice please. I use my laptop for internet access and lots of media work using video, photos and music. I want a fast machine that can cope with multiple tasking.
Any thoughts,

regards,
Sheila
 

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Hey guys. I am trying to upgrade to a newer laptop from my current HP Pavilion dv6-3230us. Here are my current stats:
Intel Core i3 Processor 2.4GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
Windows 7 Ultimate, 5.25 hours Battery Life
It's good for general use, watching movies, video editing, etc. But it stinks at gaming/3D modeling. I'm not a heavy gamer (no Wow, lol, crysis, call of duty) just stuff like Gears of War and Resident Evil 5 every once in a while. Vindictus is fun too. The intel hd graphics can play both Gears and RE5 games at 30 frames per second, but only on the LOWEST details. Errr...I am also using Game Booster v3.5 while playing. Also please note that while my laptop is 1366 by 768 pixels, I hook it up to a 1080 monitor when I'm at home so that may influence gaming a bit.

I am looking at the Asus line and the Toshiba Satellites. But feel free to make other suggestions! Links are provided by clicking on the laptops' names.

I am using this link to compare all of these graphics cards.

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5354- $719.99 (my current top choice because of its graphics card, and because it's the best looking one IMO (silver on the outside), but I can't seem to buy it anywhere online)

Intel? Core? i5-2430M processor
4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA? GeForce? GT 525M
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1, 4.5 hours Battery Life
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Answer:Help Me Choose a Medium Gaming Laptop ($500-$700)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Judgment


ASUS A53SD-ES71- $759.99 (does the i7 help with gaming, even if the GT 610M is not as good as the GT 525M or the AMD Radeon HD 6620?)


Intel 2.2 GHz Core i7-2670QM
6 GB DIMM
750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch ScreenNvidia GT 610M 2G
Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162- $419.99 (I love this one, because of its price and because it's got the best appearance (like the first one, this is silver), but I don't know if the stats are good enough to play Gears/RE5 on high quality on a 1080p monitor)

1.5 GHz AMD A6-3420M quad-core accelerated processor (2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology; 4 MB cache)
4GB SO-DIMM RAM
640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Windows Home Premium, 5.07 hours Battery Life
One thing though, is that this had the only CPU on this list that is quad-core. Will that help with gaming and make up for the Radeon HD 6520G (pretty low in class 3on the graphics card comparison link)? Also, Turbo Core Technology sounds pretty cool, what is it exactly?


The i7-2670QM is quad core, with hyperthreading. (Shows up as 8 CPUs in Windows.)

Intel? Core

This probably doesn't help with your choice, though.

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Hi,I need to buy a new laptop but dont know which one. I use my old one to surf the web, for e mails. but mainly to play games - so graphics are quite important. I cannot afford these gaming computers which are in the thousands of pounds. My limit would be around 500.00 tops. Any suggestions anyone before I part with my pension money... Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:WHICH LAPTOP TO CHOOSE WHICH WILL NOT COST ALOT

Take a look at This one

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If my Acer Aspire Es1-521 comes with windows 10 and i dont want that. how can i get windows 8

Answer:My laptop came with widows 10 . Can i choose windo...

Hi,There is no way for free downgrade from windows 10 to windows 8/8.1. Your only solution is to buy a windows 8/8.1 license and install it on the computer. But in this case you will wipe all your data from the partition on which your system is installed. Or you can install it on a different partition and have a dual boot.  

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Last month I pestered you nice folks about the problem I had hooking up my ergonomic ps/2 keyboard to my Dell Inspiron 8600 via a cable to convert it to my laptop's USB port.

Upshot was, y'all said get a new keyboard since the old one caused static to build up. Two questions (for starters, heh heh):

1) Is it true that if you use non-Dell peripherals such as a keyboard that Dell will fry up or misbehave like an unrepentant schoolchild?

2) How can I tell if the USB is the right one? Some say "Mac" but does that mean they have special Mac keys, or it flat won't work with a PC? I hope that's not too ignorant a question. If a keyboard says USB + PS/2 am I gonna have the same problem I have now, or does that imply you could hook it either with a USB cable or a PS/2 cable?

Thanks to any who can help this dreadfully uninformed granny. I thought if I could find a really sweet one that's not too too too expensive, the family might chip in and "surprise" me for my birthday.
 

Answer:USB keyboard for Dell Laptop (how to choose)

1) No it's not true, although dells themselves are known to act up without any reason, it will not be checking ot make sure the HW you plug into it is from dell.

2) A USB keyboard is a USB keyboard. Anyone you find should work just fine. All there saying it they've provided drivers for it. But even that doesn't matter, since any OS you have has it's own standard keyboard drivers. You only need custom keyboard drivers if the keyboard has extra special keys, but even then you can use the built in windows one. It just means the special keys wont work.

I should note however, that the static build up thing you mentioned with the current keyboard sounds... lets just say fishy. I've never in my 20 years with computers heard of a keyboard causing a static buildup. I'm not even sure exactly what you mean by that, but it sounds to me like someone was feeding you a line of bull****.
 

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Hi!
 
I have an ASUS X-54C laptop with 2 GB RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium that came installed. This is a spare machine I use only for surfing, when my Desktop PC is being used by other family members. I recently added another 4 GB RAM and also intend replacing the installed HDD with an SSD to make it more responsive.
 
The laptop is up to date with Windows updates and is regularly scanned with Nod32 Antivirus, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes AntiMalware software.
 
My problem now is, after I am done using the laptop, I choose to shut it down.
Windows says, "....logging off,......shutting down.... and then restarts!
 
Before installing the SSD, I thought it a good idea to defrag the hard drive and then clone it to the new SSD. I downloaded a trial version of Vopt9, a defragging utility, which I have used in the past with no issues. This time, I think, using this was the cause of my 'restart' problem, but am not sure if it really is. The defragger also seems to have removed all my restore points, so there is no going back to one of these points.
 
I thought may be the laptop fan wasn't working. But Real Temp software shows my laptop to be running at a cool 50-52 degrees. I am doing a hard power off to shut down.
I also ran Hijackthis and analyzed the log into an Analyzer that is available on hijackthis.de website. It did not raise any threats. I can post the log here if it will help.
No idea what to do next, so any help in resolving this problem... Read more

Answer:I CHOOSE to shutdown my laptop, but it restarts instead of shutting down!!

Which drive are you using, the HDD or the SSD?

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As a rule of thumb, do you agree that one should always choose the best processor for the money one wants to spend? In other words, is it priority--all other things being equal--to get the highest-benchmark-processor one can afford?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Buying new desktop/laptop--always best to choose best processor?

-all other things being equal-Click to expand...

That rather ruins your question.
 

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We'll today while I was playing a match of Gun Game on Black Ops 2 Xbox360. My mother called me through the phone and tolled me I needed to contact my biological father and tell him that I need to get a laptop for a trip I'm making to Puerto Rico. She suggested me an apple, but in my mind "Nope." Stating the fact im a PC gamer so why not get a Gaming Laptop? The Apple laptops are such a rip-off. You would accually build your own Computer and it would come out cheaper, same price, or a couple bucks over an iMac and it would be way more better. So I was thinking what should I get an Mac Laptop, or a Gaming Laptop? I'm almost going to be doing some video editing on their. We'll alteast im going to try I already have a decent medieum end gaming computer. Accually scratch the video editing. Main reason is because I need to be doing my online school in puertorico... And I don't really need a mac for that sinse everything takes place online. So why not just get a gaming laptop sinse I am getting a chance to get a laptop now. So yeah... Also, if you could I am just a newbie at reading computer so I don't know none of that 6.51GHz Dual Core intel power core stuff. So if you could, please state the specs of the computer and what each section means and does...






PLEASE READ EVERYTHING

Answer:Help a Young Gamer choose a Gamping Laptop

asus g75

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My father is looking to buy a new laptop. He wants something which is very light. He is currently looking at Dell Inspiron Mini 12.The only downside with this laptop is that it has only 1 GB RAM and it doesn't have any optical drive. What is your opinion about the Intel Atom Z530 processo provided in this laptop?

The laptop will be mainly used for viewing PPT presentations, some internet surfing, Word processing, etc.

Is the above laptop a good choice? What are the other options for him in the lightweight laptops range? His budget is around $650 (35000 INR).

Edit: Please mention the price of the laptop(s) you recommend.
 

Answer:Which laptop to choose? Dell Inspiron Mini 12 suggestions.

Samsung NC10 (top rated)
Advent 4211c

Neither have a CD drive but both are superb. You can always add a slimline external CD/DVD drive later powered by a USB port. If lightweight is paramount it's about the only way to go.

I personally have the Advent 4211c and it will do all you say including playing videos and DVD's with no problems. Both these Netbooks have the Intel Atom processor and both are highly recommended. They are not short on extras either, check them out via Google.
 

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Hey there Fellow TechSpotters

After reading this site: http://www.kmfms.com/alternatives.html and this one: http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html and also: http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/index.html ...coupled with the frustrating behaviour of my "win machines" I've decided that there has to be a better way.

I've watched "Revolution OS" and Linux seems to be closer to the ethos that I feel computing should embody than the software I'm running at the moment. I'm feeling confident enough that I won't need a dual boot and instead I'll just run Linux on a dedicated machine.

The machine in question is an Omnibook 6000 with the following specs...

P III 600Mhz
128 MB Ram
ATI Mobility M1
ESS Maestro
20GB HDD
Removable CD-ROM and 1.44 3.5" FDD units

Plus a wi-fi card (Netgear WG511 Mk2) - would I be able to get this working under Linux so that I could surf whilst away from home? The Omnibook will
used for playing the odd game, watching films, surfing and word processing.

Before posting, I did a google search on the forum for similar threads but there wasn't much and sites that cover Linux & laptops are a little vague. Which distro would you reccomend for a machine of this specification and my needs? I look forward to all your suggestions and advice on this as I'm just itching to get going and I'm quite excited about "A world without windows"

Thanks... ... Read more

Answer:Ready to ditch Win for Linux, but which distro should I choose for my laptop?

What type of games are you playing?
There is an unfortunate lack of support for a lot of games under Linux. There are people working on it, but it takes time..

Your wi-fi card looks to be supported, though you may need to do some work if you've got the one made in china.

Since you're new to linux, maybe Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, which uses KDE as window manager (Linus Torvalds choice window manager)) would be best suited for you...
 

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Hi really need an answer from those in the know.... I want to buy one of these laptops for the main purpose of watching and editing 4k video from my drone and hand gimbal.

Between these two I have found but not sure what would be faster/better for my purpose, for me it's like Greek.

LENOVO Y50 or DELL XPS 12

Specs as follows.....

DELL XPS 12 4k

Technical Specifications

Processor
6th Generation Intel® Core? m5 6Y57 (4M Cache, up to 2.8 GHz)

Operating System
Windows 10 64bit English

Memory
8GB LPDDR3-1600MHz

Hard Drive
256GB Solid State Drive

Video Card
Intel® HD Graphics 515

Optical Drive
No Optical Drive

Display
12.5" 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) touch

Wireless
Intel® 8260 2x2 802.11ac 2.4/5GHz + Bluetooth 4.1

Keyboard
Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.9mm travel

Primary Battery
30WHr Integrated Battery

Color
LCD Back Cover for Touch Screen -Silver

Warranty
1 Yr Dell Warranty

Audio and Speakers
Stereo Speaker, Dual Microphones, High Definition Audio with Waves MaxxAudio®

Power
Battery
30WHr Integrated Battery

A/C Adapter
30W AC adapter (USB-C Type)

Ports, Slots & Chassis Camera
8MP world-facing webcam, 5MP user-facing webcam with dual array digital microphones

Dimension
Height: 16-25mm (0.63-0.99") | Width: 291mm (11.46") | Depth: 198mm (7.8") | Starting at Weight: 1.27kg / 1270g (2.8lbs)

Tablet Only: Height: 8mm (0.31") | Width: 291mm (11.46") | Depth: 193mm (7.6") | Starting at Weight: 0.79kg / 790g... Read more

Answer:Which laptop for 4k viewing and editing?

Ps. I have no idea of computers lol
 

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Hi guys,

I'll preface by saying my tech knowledge has certainly dipped in the last few years. In high school, I was right on top of all the specs, but things have advanced so much in the last few years, I feel I've fallen a little behind. I'm looking for some advice on a new laptop. I'm a stop-motion animator, and this will be my main work station. I need something that can handle video editing, video capture and smooth playback. I've been browsing TigerDirect.ca; how would these three compare?

Asus G71GX-RX05
Asus K52Jr-X2
Asus G51JX-X2

Where I get lost is comparing DDR2 with DDR3, or Intel i3 with i7. I'm left comparing apples to oranges, with no sense of which system comes out on top. I don't want to overpay for a power I don't need, but I also don't mind investing more if I am going to notice a considerable difference in perfomance. I'm assuming the G51JX is the better system, but is it $400 better?

Also, do you think I should consider the desktop route? Obviously, I would be getting a better system for considerably less (I tried comparing, but again, am feeling lost -- there is just too much variation out there anymore!). I am intrigued with the iPad, so that could always solve the portability issue. Desktops seem so limiting these days though...

Any advice, insight or comments are appreciated!

Ian
 

Answer:Video-editing laptop...

The only limit I see with a desktop compared to a laptop is portability. If you don't need to move the machine much, then I would say you can go for a desktop. And maybe in your work a computer with lots of harddrive space may also be a big plus.
 

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I am looking to buy a budget laptop £500-£700. I was wondering if the cheaper ones would cope with editing Raw files from a 12mb camera in photo elements. Whether I need an I5 processor or an upgraded graphic card etc.thanks

Answer:laptop for photo editing

I bought this one from J Lewis with a 2 year guarantee:(Look at spec)click hereI would also budget for a mouse and maybe a monitor, later. I use it (also have a desktop) with Photoshop CS5.

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I currently video editing on a 2015 4th gen 3.1 Ghz dual core i7 13" laptop with 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD with no dedicated graphics it takes way too long to export videos...  I need it to take less than 12 hours as it currently takes almost 48 hours to render videos that are over 30 min long.... i'm in the market for a new laptop for video editing... my internet is also a bottleneck for uploading my videos to youtube but that I can't control since I already have the fastest internet in my area with faster internet being over 1 hour drive south of me... too far for me to drive tonew computer must meet all requirements.... it must be 14" or smaller (NOT bigger!), must have a quad core cpu (no dual core cpu with 2 hyperthredded cores.... must be true quad core!), and must have dedicated graphics built in (it can NOT have integrated with support for eGPU) the only computer I can think of at the moment is the new alianware 13 with i7-7700hq 1TB SSD, 32GB of ram and nvidea gtx 1060 but I know there are more computers out there which meet all my requirements as I don't know if that is the best computer for my needs... also I would like to consider used machines as the newest computers might not be the best option for my need

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Hi, can anyone advise me. I am looking for a laptop for Video editing, digital imaging, and web use. I would prefer windows over Mac.I have narrowed it down to..Dell XPSM130.Toshiba Saterlite p2001EESony VGN FZ21E.Any other laptops any suggests?I would appreciate any advicemany Thanks Alan

Answer:Best laptop For video editing Under £700

Please advice needed urgently befor I make a boo boo. Hoping to buy a laptop within 7 days.Any advice would be appreciatedAlan

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Have old Dell laptop.  Work with Lightroom 5 and Elements 14.  I'm retired living on fixed income.  Not professional photographer but am good.  Have about 650 -$700 dollars to spend.  Research kind of shows ASUS to be popular system.  I need 64bit, 8gig ram minimum, ips or crt display, I hope dedicated graphics card and anything else you may think of (I'm sure I forgot something)  Current computer very slow and hangs up from time to time.  Is there a big difference between a dedicated graphics card and integrated.  That seems to make a big difference in cost.Thank YouSnowcap

Answer:Need new laptop for editing photos

You will get better graphics performance in the higher end video card vs integrated video, however if your only editing photos and never videos etc, integrated is probably plenty especially if going with Intel CPU system that has an APU where the GPU is part of the CPU of a Core i3, i5, i7 etc. If your going with AMD system to cut costs you would want to have a graphics card vs integrated.64-bit and 8GB RAM is just about the standard of todays new computers. Just check the stats to make sure it had 8GB or more. There are still some systems for sale with 4GB RAM which you could accidentally buy if you dont catch that its 4GB and not 8GB. Especially in lower cost computer.Are you having to buy a IPS or CRT or do you already own this hardware?Your budget works fine for a decent computer if not having to buy other hardware or software. A nice Intel system can be bought with $700 USD.Are you interested in a Desktop at all or strictly only laptops? You can get more for your money in a desktop system for processing power/cost ratio.

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looking for strong laptop for picture editing. i need it to have at least 500 giga ssd hard drive + 2 tera regular hard drive.
strong grafic card and I7 processor.
any advice what can fit?

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I have been looking to get a better laptop. Whilst I am not into HEAVY gaming, some capability is desirable. My main concern is to be able to "experiment" with video editing. I have looked at various editing software, but, as I'm already using Photoshop Elements 8, for stills, it seems sensible to get PS Premier Elements for video, upgrading both to version 10. In terms of minimum system requirements, my initial thoughts of an i5 laptop, with modest discrete graphics, seems OK. However, I can't help wondering if something better, would be better. There's always a slightly better one, for a few quid more.
What I would really appreciate, is for someone, using PSPE, on that sort of rig, to say either "It does everything I throw at it", or "It struggles a bit with some things", otherwise I'll keep upping my spec for ever.
I saw a laptop, on ebay, the otherday, with a price of £161,000!! I think that was a typo .... but.

Answer:Laptop for Video Editing

How about an Acer AMD Phenon Quad Core with dedicated graphics Card? I got one recently and so far pleased with it. I upgraded to 8g DR3 Ram also. Think it costs me £349, memory upgrade extra from Simply Acer if that helps

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Hi guys!

I need help deciding on which laptop to buy. The two contestants are:

1. HP 8540w:
Core i7-640M
nVidia Quadro FX 880M 1GB
15.6" Full HD Screen
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
LightScribe Blue-Ray DVD ROM /+-RW ...
Webcam 2MP

2. Dell XPS L701x:
Core i7-740QM
nVidia GeForce GT 445M 3GB
17.3" HD+ WLED (1600 x 900)
6GB DDR3 1333MHz
8X DVD +-RW
No Webcam

Its most demanding tasks will be when using Pinnacle Studio 14 to make home movies.Otherwise, it is just using Word, Excel and browsing the internet. What I mainly need to know is, which of the two would be better for video encoding/editing

Thanks a million
 

Answer:Which laptop for video editing

Specifying video processing as your main aim, the GeForce GT 445M appears to be the better option. The Quadro gpu is aimed more at 3d rendering.

NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M 1GB is a professional middle class graphics card for mobile workstations (about 15"). It is based on the GeForce GT 330M graphics card with slower clock rates and therefore is a DirectX 10.1 chip that is produced in 40nm.

Due to a special BIOS and professional drivers, the FX 880M should perform noticeably better than a 330M in professional applications (like CAD, DCC, Rendering). Another advantage for professional users are the certified drivers that should ensure a bug free experience with the most common professional applications. Futhermore, the Quadro FX drivers contain profiles for these applications to ensure the best settings (similar to the game profiles in GeForce cards).

full review here
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-Quadro-FX-880M.24735.0.html

Features of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M

A novelty of the GF104/106/108 chips is the support of Bitstream HD Audio (Blu-Ray) output via HDMI. Alike the Radeon HD 5730, the GT 445M can transfer Dolby True HD and DTS-HD bitstream-wise without quality loss to a HiFi receiver.

The GT445M offers the PureVideo HD technology for video decoding. The included Video Processor 4 (VP4) supports feature set C and therefore the GPU is able to fully decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2 (MPEG-4 ASP - e.g., DivX or Xvid), VC-1/WMV9, and H.264 (VL... Read more

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Hi All,I don't know much about computers so i have some probably basic questions.I am looking at getting a new computer to use and was considering a laptop.  I also wanted to have video editing capabilities to make it easy to do editing of home videos and produce DVDs from them using the laptop.I have a camera that is a non digital but does record to those mini DVDs.  So one question is can you up load the video from a mini DVD thru a player and get it into the storage area to allow it to be worked on.  If not this camera has the separate audio video plug ins (Not USB) -can one get a lap top that takes those plug ins.Second Q: can a DVD or blueray burner be installed in a laptop or are they too big?Third Q is if the burner is too big is it possible to get a burner and connect it using the USB type of port to run it as an add on device?Fourth Q is does a DVD burner or blueray burner also read DVDs?Fifth Q is can a blue ray burner burn regular DVDs too? I'd also be interested in some suggestions as to editing software.Thanks all!

Answer:Video Editing and laptop

Q1 yes you can upload from a disk.Q2 Most laptops these days come with a DVD burner there the same size as a regular cd/dvd player.Q3 You can get external drives that fit on by USB yes.Q4 yes they doQ5 Blu ray burners are NOT cheap but yes you can get ones compatible with DVD.Hope that helps. Welcome to Computer hope 

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I currently video editing on a 2015 4th gen 3.1 Ghz dual core i7 13" laptop with 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD with no dedicated graphics it takes way too long to export videos...  I need it to take less than 12 hours as it currently takes almost 48 hours to render videos that are over 30 min long.... i'm in the market for a new laptop for video editing... my internet is also a bottleneck for uploading my videos to youtube but that I can't control since I already have the fastest internet in my area with faster internet being over 1 hour drive south of me... too far for me to drive tonew computer must meet all requirements.... it must be 14" or smaller (NOT bigger!), must have a quad core cpu (no dual core cpu with 2 hyperthredded cores.... must be true quad core!), and must have dedicated graphics built in (it can NOT have integrated with support for eGPU) the only computer I can think of at the moment is the new alianware 13 with i7-7700hq 1TB SSD, 32GB of ram and nvidea gtx 1060 but I know there are more computers out there which meet all my requirements as I don't know if that is the best computer for my needs... also I would like to consider used machines as the newest computers might not be the best option for my need

Answer:Laptop for video editing

QuoteI currently video editing on a 2015 4th gen 3.1 Ghz dual core i7 13" laptop with 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD with no dedicated graphics it takes way too long to export videos...  I need it to take less than 12 hours as it currently takes almost 48 hours to render videos that are over 30 min long....What are you using to record your videos with? What software for editing and conversions? What format are your videos from beginning video source and the end product that you upload and resolutions? Are you using one of those free converters over an internet connection in which your throttled by the internet connection as well as I've seen some that throttle free conversions but premium users who buy into the conversion service get better performance? Any USB Video capture or converter devices being used etc? Are you using any trial versions of software that are throttled?Something just doesnt sound right with it taking that long for that laptop.I do video editing and conversions of video files all the time on old equipment and a 30 minute video of mine would be in the ball park of 30GB in size created with FRAPS and take 4 hours to process on a 8 year old Athlon II x4 620 2600Mhz desktop computer with 4GB RAM using VirtualDUB 64-bit to convert it and size it down. Prior to this CPU I had a Athlon 64 x2 4450B 2.3Ghz overclocked to 2.53Ghz also with 4GB RAM and Id set the video conversion before I went to bed and when I woke the next day it would be done with the... Read more

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Newly purchased HP ZE4427WM laptop. My son wishes to use for video editing.
How good are the capabilities of this model? If necessary can it be enhanced? Thanks to Major Geek and anyone that can offer some direction on this. Don
[email protected]
 

Answer:Video Editing - HP Laptop

HMMmmm, I dont know about editing video on a laptop, especially if your son is using Premiere pro or equivalant software. In my expereince editing if you dont have sufficient ram the computer will bog down when adding transitions and effects. Then you have to have enough hard drive space to capture video. These files can take up alot of space. I had a computer built and added on to it gradually at first. This is what I went with, keep in mind, that if he is serious about editing then this would be the route to go so he doesnt run into problems. I started off with a (gigabyte)
GA-7DPXDW-P server motherboard with dual processors (AMD). Do a search (newegg) and you will find that this is an awesome board! It has onboard promise raid, which when I capture video to my raid drives its very fast!. I have two 120gig HD for the raid, the computer sees them as one big drive (240gig) these drives are used to render projects out. If I render something out in After Effects, I direct it to the raid drives, If I render something out in Maya, I direct it to the raid drives. I have an 80 gig as a C: drive for programs. I invested in a Matrox P-750 display card and a Matrox RTX 10 video capture card ( you can go to Matrox.com and check up on there products) I also went with a Audigy sound card. I run 2-19" viewsonic lcds for more realestate. To tell you the truth this wasnt all built in one wack, I got up and running and saved here and there. It is expensive, no doubt, but I love what I... Read more

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Have old Dell laptop.  Work with Lightroom 5 and Elements 14.  I'm retired living on fixed income.  Not professional photographer but am good.  Have about 650 -$700 dollars to spend.  Research kind of shows ASUS to be popular system.  I need 64bit, 8gig ram minimum, ips or crt display, I hope dedicated graphics card and anything else you may think of (I'm sure I forgot something)  Current computer very slow and hangs up from time to time.  Is there a big difference between a dedicated graphics card and integrated.  That seems to make a big difference in cost.Thank YouSnowcap

Answer:Need new laptop for editing photos

You will get better graphics performance in the higher end video card vs integrated video, however if your only editing photos and never videos etc, integrated is probably plenty especially if going with Intel CPU system that has an APU where the GPU is part of the CPU of a Core i3, i5, i7 etc. If your going with AMD system to cut costs you would want to have a graphics card vs integrated.64-bit and 8GB RAM is just about the standard of todays new computers. Just check the stats to make sure it had 8GB or more. There are still some systems for sale with 4GB RAM which you could accidentally buy if you dont catch that its 4GB and not 8GB. Especially in lower cost computer.Are you having to buy a IPS or CRT or do you already own this hardware?Your budget works fine for a decent computer if not having to buy other hardware or software. A nice Intel system can be bought with $700 USD.Are you interested in a Desktop at all or strictly only laptops? You can get more for your money in a desktop system for processing power/cost ratio.

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Need a laptop capable of editing go pro footage.. Not wanting to spend over 1000

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I'm thinking of buying a laptop computer to save space and to be able to use it all around the house but i'm not sure their up to the job as i don't know much about them. I will be movie editing and i like to be able to play games too ,so i need to know which is the most powerfull graphics you can get on a laptop? Also ,is a 3G Pentium 4 processor as powerfull as the processor in an equivalent desktop? Weight,size and power consumption are'nt an issue. Any advise or laptop recommendations would be appreciated.

Answer:Would a laptop be any good for editing?

Laptops and Graphics Cards are strangers. I believe that there is now a graphics card suitable for a laptop that has a magnificent 32Mg of ram. 128Mg should really be your minimum for video editing and if you read these threads there are those that feel that this is insufficient.

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Has anyone out there used a laptop for video editing instead of the conventional desktop.I'm thinking of purchasing one so i can edit my video's from where ever i might be.Basically i need to know if a powerful laptop would do the job as well as a desktop.Thanks

Answer:laptop video editing

It will be fine. I convert and encode on both my desktop and laptop. Of course the dual core isn't as good as my quad core (takes more time), but i'd still recommend a laptop as being up to the job. For reference mine uses a P8700 cpu.Programs used:sony vegas proconvertxtodvdadobe after effects

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My daughter is 9 and is addicted to Minecraft... She really wants a laptop where she can make YouTube videos...I have no idea where to begin... Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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hi i need a laptop to do the following;
edit photos in raw and high def using photoshop lightroom etc.
i would like
i7
ssd c drive with 7200rpm d drive
dvdrw
preferably win 7 but win 8 ok
very good graphics chip
not mental expensive
hdmi to display the pictures on my tv
usb 3
thanks for any help

Answer:laptop for video editing needed

Budget?

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A work colleague is looking for a laptop, and for some unknown reason thought I could find one

As far as "must have " items go, he wants a 17" screen (or if smaller, not by much) and will use it primarily for video editing. Nothing fancy, as such, provided it does the job.

My guess is that we are looking at an i7 (if an i5 is up to it, go with that), a decent amount of memory (16gb at a guess) and a GPU that can take a bit of a beating.
Brand wise there are no real wants or avoids, but its a lot more form than function that will make the deal.

If anyone has good recommendations let me know- the only real proviso is that I need links to UK, or failing that a model number I can translate, a most of the time our numbers tend to be different.
A spec is just as good, sure I can find something thatr will do the job.

thanks all
 

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Hi, I am looking for a 14'' laptop to travel with and use for photo editing. I have read in reviews that the Yoga 700 has a low colour gamut and it not the best for picture editing beacuse of this. Does anyone know what the yoga 510 colour gamut is? Or the Yoga 710 and whether it is better? Thanks

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Hello, first of all I want to say: Thank you so much for helping me find my Laptop!
Criteria:
I would like to play games like Starcraft 2, Counterstrike, TF2, CoD, etc. on the go at Medium Settings and a playable FPS.
I want the laptop to have a good enough CPU power and RAM so I can video edit 720p videos.
The lowest hard drive space I need would be around 200GB.
Maybe VGA port?
(My aimed price would be as cheapest as you can find? or lower than 1000$)
Notes:
My friend was talking about the E350 AMD Processor?

Thank you!!!
 

Answer:Gaming/editing laptop suggestions?

Bang for Buck

You won't get much better power for what you want to do, and value for your dollar, than this Inspiron 15R @ $999

http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-15r-n5110/pd?oc=u510316au&model_id=inspiron-15r-n5110#TechSpec

That's a sandybridge processor you're getting there.
 

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Can some experts on this forum help me put together an awesome hardcore gaming laptop with medium video editing req... i have a budget of 1500$ MAX! thanks for the help.. preferably 15"

Answer:Need to get a awesome gaming/vid editing laptop

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G51J-A1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM&#40;1.60GHz&#41; 15.6&#34; 4GB Memory 640GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M - Laptops / Notebooks

best laptop for 1500 hands down. i7, gtx260m and comes with win7, you're good to go.

Just remember that this thing won't be good whatsoever on the go, battery life will probably an hour max.

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I am a video editor and I am needing a new laptop asap. I have been using a Thinkpad W520 for the last 4 - 5 years. It has 16gb ram, Quadro 2000M Graphics and i7-2920XM. I love my laptop but it really lacks in video playback especially while editing in Premiere Pro CC. It will not play the timeline smoothly especially when a bunch of effects have been applied. My budget for my next laptop is $4000 or less. Accidental damage protection is a big thing for me which is why I love Lenovo so much. I have been looking at the Thinkpad P50 and the P70. Couple of quick questions: Is a 4k display worth getting on a 17 inch laptopIs the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor good enough or is it worth upgrading to the Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5The big thing for me is the graphics card. I am worried that the NVIDIA Quadro M2000M 4GB will give me the same problem I am having currently. Is it worth getting the larger P70 and NVIDIA Quadro M3000M. I dont know too much about graphics cards, but I know both are CUDA compatible. It is crucial that this card will be powerful enough to playback 4k footage on a timeline flawlessly with effects applied. Should I try and avoid the quadro series all together and look for a computer with geforce card instead?I would appreciate any help or suggestions you may have. PS I would prefer a smaller 5.6 inch P50 size over the P70 but the M3000M only comes in the larger P70 Thanks

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Hello all,I have a budget of £1000 and was wondering if it is possible to get a PC as well as a laptop both capable of editing home video on a small scale.I could use my existing monitor and speakers(green/red connectors) if still compatable.Thank you for any help.

Answer:Budget £1000 for video editing PC ++ laptop???

Your speakers will be fine; so too your monitor - that's the good news.Not so good will be the chances of getting both a PC and laptop for the price.For about £600 you will get a good PC with plenty of RAM and storage space and a fast processor. Together they will get you going for video editing.The laptop is where it all falls down - a capable video editor will cost most of your budget. A compromise might be to get an external hard drive which can save some of your data and share it between the PC and notebook.Having said that, there are some smart forum users out there who may well come up with the goods :-)

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for video editing
i7 processor
nvdia graphics
ssd
usb type c for video capturing from camera.

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Alright, I'm currently using a two year old Gateway laptop for all my video capturing and editing needs. It does a very basic job of it and I know I need to upgrade as soon as possible.

I have a very small budget, preferably under $1000.

I need something reliable, a decent sized hard drive (something 200gb+ would be best), 3gb+ of ram (4gb preferred), and a screen size of 15.4" (could go bigger, but no smaller).

I'd like to hear what everyone's opinions on this are, as I want to make good use of the sales going on right now. Also, if there are any 0% Financing/No Interest for 12-18 Months deals going on, I'd really like to take advantage of those (if you know any, please tell me).

Thoughts?

Also, I was thinking of purchasing a desktop tower to go along with the laptop a little while down the road to make use of a higher end video capture card. If anyone has any advice on this as well, I'd love to hear it.

Thank you!

Answer:Video Capture/Editing Laptop On A Budget

As much as people dislike them I think a Dell Vostro would be your best bet. They start off at about $399 and can be customized to fit you needs.

Vostro Wireless Laptop PC & Wifi Notebook - Dell

I jsut created a Vostro with 4GB of RAM, 320GB Hard drive and some options like XP instead of Vista. The total came out to just over a grand. $1,057 total.

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

They have financing and all that available. For just over that mark you are looking for i think this is one of the best options you can find. Maybe someone knows of a deal that can get you a Core 2 Duo with 4GB RAM and a 320 HDD for less. But this is at least a option.

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hi all
Having decided to keep my CSc camera and editing raw files, I have exposed the speed / capabilities of my currrent laptop (dell xps i7 (2nd generation) with 8gb ram). Last year I installed an ssd which made a colossal difference but think the processor (i7 2670QM 2.2ghz up to 3.1ghz) is now limiting (possibly the ram too 1333MHz DDR3).
i have a budget of around £1200 max and don't have space for a desktop. I borderline hate dell as I have had two of their laptops, and work laptops, which have all had issues. So would rather not stay with dell.
Any recommendations for that price? I have seen hp 360 and Lenovo yoga as good alternatives with great reviews.
Is an i7 a must or an i5 good enough too? Is 16gb ram key or 8gb enough with later expansion if needed?
thanks

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Budget of $400-$500I need some suggestions.The maximum length of the clips I am planning on edting is 10 minutes.The laptop or desktop will be used for nothing else other than 4K editng. 

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(For some reason I can't post in the laptop section so if I mod could move this I would appreciate it.)


My friend wants a laptop for 1. Video Editing 2. gaming 3. video editing. Has a budget of $800 but if theres a great difference in performance he can stretch to a max of $1000. So what would be good?

Also if he goes 32bit should he get 2gb or 4gb and use the ~3gb that it allows?
And would a 7200rpm hard drive net a good gain over a 5400rpm in video editing?

Answer:Whats a good video editing laptop for about $800

Moved to the laptops section.

It was kinda hard, finding a game worthy laptop for around $800. So I found this one for $999:
Newegg.com - ASUS F8 Series F8Sn-A1 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5450(1.66GHz) 14.1" Wide XGA 3GB Memory 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS - Laptops / Notebooks

There are laptops with 3GB of memory.

I think a 7200rpm drive in a laptop, could be a little too warm. If he wants 7200rpm, he should get an external.

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Hi, I am about to by an HP laptop for traveling. I need to edit movies and videos and I was looking at the HP Envy with i7 and 8GB RAM. I would like to spend under £1000. Do you think this is my best option? Thanks

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I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop, running Windows 10. It has 8GB of RAM and 1T of memory. The graphics processor is Intel HD Graphics 4400 (NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB). I am thinking of purchasing the Cyberlink Power Director 15 Ultimate video editing suite, and want to know if my laptop can cope with the demands of such editing, mainly of home movies. Thank you.

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Hello,
 I planing on buying a laptop mainly to do video edits with, sony vegas pro 12, photoshop, adobe after effects and adobe premier. Of course I'll use it daily for web browing too.
Anyways my question is when looking for a laptop that will allow me to render vids easily, with good quality, also that will allow me to see the preview in hd and fluently, without being worried that it'll crash whats the most important thing to look for, RAM, or Didicated Graphic Cards? I chaecked out graphic card video to know which would be the best.I'm not a computer expert, but I do know my fair share please try to make it easy for me to understand.
 Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Best choices for Graphics card in a laptop for video editing?

JoeClark121,'My advice would be to see what video card options are available for the laptop you are thinking of  purchasing. If there is an option to purchase a discrete video card with the computer, I would choose it over an onboard video card. Also, get as much memory as you can afford on the computer when doing video editing. You may also want to speak to a salesman to see what they have to say. You can call the Dell Sales Department at  1-800-BUY-DELL (1-800-289-3355 )  or visit Website below.Dell Sales

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