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I invite your recommendations and comments before buying a laptop to run Video Wave from Creator 2012 to edit 10-minute projects of reasonable complexity. VW will be the only heavy program I will ever really run at any one time on the computer - perhaps Open Office or GIMP simultaneously on occasion, but I can easily live without these programs open.

 

I am choosing between:

 

a Hewlett-Packard G72-B66US with Intel® Core™ i3-370M / 4GB DDR3 RAM / 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive for about $400

 

and

 

a Lenovo G570 with Intel® Core i5-2430M / 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM / 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive for about $500

 

 

Both are dual-core processors, but I am not certain if the i5 will give me any advantage for the extra $100.

 

Does the i5 hyperthread where the i3 does not?

 

Should I look for a quad-core i5?

 

Should I go to 8GB RAM immediately?

 

Thank you for your guidance and summary explanations.

 

Matt

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Hi -

 

I invite your recommendations and comments before buying a laptop to run Video Wave from Creator 2012 to edit 10-minute projects of reasonable complexity. VW will be the only heavy program I will ever really run at any one time on the computer - perhaps Open Office or GIMP simultaneously on occasion, but I can easily live without these programs open.

 

I am choosing between:

 

a Hewlett-Packard G72-B66US with Intel® Core™ i3-370M / 4GB DDR3 RAM / 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive for about $400

 

and

 

a Lenovo G570 with Intel® Core™ i5-2430M / 4GB DDR3-1333 RAM / 500GB 5,400RPM Hard Drive for about $500

 

 

Both are dual-core processors, but I am not certain if the i5 will give me any advantage for the extra $100.

 

Does the i5 hyperthread where the i3 does not?

 

Should I look for a quad-core i5?

 

Should I go to 8GB RAM immediately?

 

Thank you for your guidance and summary explanations.

 

Matt

 

I just went to the Lenovo site and they have a sale. Too bad you didn't give us the complete model number so we could see the rest of the details.

 

I went to the HP site and typed in the product number you provided and came away with nothing on that laptop.

 

Have you looked at Dell (refurbished)? You may be able to find something better for the same price and the same warranty. Call them once you look and they will help.

 

What is the cost difference between the dual core (older) and the quad core I5?

 

Compare the video chips on the laptops - one may actually have a better graphics processing device than the other. Intel chip is pretty standard.

 

I have 6 g of RAM and that is enough.

 

For short videos that you are talking about, almost anything will work (except for Celeron).

 

Others will have other opinions ! tongue.gif

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Intel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz)

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/53450/Intel-Core-i5-2430M-Processor-%283M-Cache-2_40-GHz%29

 

Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (3M cache, 2.40 GHz)

 

http://ark.intel.com/products/49020/Intel-Core-i3-370M-Processor-%283M-cache-2_40-GHz%29

 

Look at the Graphics Specifications for the i5-2430M compared to i3-370M..

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I have 6 g of RAM and that is enough.

 

Others will have other opinions ! tongue.gif

I am completely agree with You 6gb is more than You need, besides You can easily upgrade it in future. (Ofcaurce You can do the same with vga and proc but it is hard and expensive for laptops).

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I am completely agree with You 6gb is more than You need, besides You can easily upgrade it in future. (Ofcaurce You can do the same with vga and proc but it is hard and expensive for laptops).

 

Tyomni, don't you have something better to do then to post one liners all over the place - both the PC and the MAC forums? Are you just practicing your English? Do you know anyhting about 32 and 54 bit versions of Windows? What compuyter do you have? Are you doing any actual video /audio editing?

 

Please stop.

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