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Ultimate Laptop To Do Video Work On?


Sol Rosenberg

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Hi,

 

I'm going to be getting a new laptop in a couple months, and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on what would be the ultimate laptop for doing lots of video/photo work (Videowave 10, MyDVD 10, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Premier Pro 2.0)?

 

The last time I bought a computer, it was an emergency replacement for a dead laptop, and I had about 1 hour to find a store and make the purchase in the middle of guiding a trip to Paris (with my handy grade 11 French from 20 years ago helping me very little). This time, I want to take some time and actually look for features that are going to benefit me. Love to hear your opinions!

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Hi,

 

I'm going to be getting a new laptop in a couple months, and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on what would be the ultimate laptop for doing lots of video/photo work (Videowave 10, MyDVD 10, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Premier Pro 2.0)?

 

The last time I bought a computer, it was an emergency replacement for a dead laptop, and I had about 1 hour to find a store and make the purchase in the middle of guiding a trip to Paris (with my handy grade 11 French from 20 years ago helping me very little). This time, I want to take some time and actually look for features that are going to benefit me. Love to hear your opinions!

Depending on who you buy from, you're only choice is likely to be Vista. I'd get 4GB of ram and the largest hard drive I could find (7200RPM). DVD DL burner, and wireless, of course. There's lots of discussion on what's the fasters--AMD or Intel but if you want the lastest and greatest, Dell's XPS is always listed as a winner and HP has lots of good choices. Don't rule out Toshiba as they pack in a bunch of little things that may be of interest to you.

Whatever you do, DO NOT GET VISTA BASIC! In this class they will come with Home Premium or Ultimate.

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Hi,

 

I'm going to be getting a new laptop in a couple months, and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on what would be the ultimate laptop for doing lots of video/photo work (Videowave 10, MyDVD 10, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Premier Pro 2.0)?

 

The last time I bought a computer, it was an emergency replacement for a dead laptop, and I had about 1 hour to find a store and make the purchase in the middle of guiding a trip to Paris (with my handy grade 11 French from 20 years ago helping me very little). This time, I want to take some time and actually look for features that are going to benefit me. Love to hear your opinions!

 

That depends on how much you want to spend. I have a Velocity Micro desktop. It is well designed and well built. I would image that their laptops would be well designed and built also.

 

Go here to see their laptop line up. You can customize the C90 with a faster CPU and still stay under $2000. I don't go overboard so I don't think you'll need anything like the higher end gaming laptops. The only issue is that they use NVidia and I prefer ATI. You can customize one of those bad boys and stay under $4500. :rolleyes:

 

I think Best Buy carries some of their standard products so you can take a look at them also.

 

Sorry if this sounds like a commercial. BTW, the HP laptop in my signature works fine also -- it was under $800. :)

 

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ultimate laptop for doing lots of video/photo work

 

IMO, a Laptop is not made to do video work. It's like buying a Chevrolet El Camino, and expect it to do the work of a 3/4 ton pickup truck!

 

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I think the most important part to consider in a laptop is the video subsystem.

 

I agree most laptops don't have the requirements to do video work.

 

However, you can look for a computer that has video editing software already installed (other than Windows Movie Maker which has limited capabilities) and it might just work with the other programs that you listed. Generally, the software that you get preinstalled are not 'full featured' version.

 

The main problems seems to be 3-D effects. Many desktops and laptops don't have the video card to accomplish the rendering necessary to use those effects.

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there are many makes and models of laptops that DO have large video cards (similar to the ones in video production PC's) but like anything they are business units and not found in the home model section of the sellers, stay away from the home user models, go look at the business models of DELL or Tosh ect... iv seen many with 512meg GDDR3 video cards and fast SATA harddrives, and many with vista 64bit Operating systems with over 4 gig of ram , but the real answer is " HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO PAY?"

as there is really the skys the limit now days

 

i had a ASUS full size laptop with a dulecore 3.0 in it for a wile and it had a ATI 512 meg Radon video card and all the bells, but its price was over 4K New Zealand, and the sucker was a hefty sod, so power versus weight you need to look at...

 

 

Dont look at home models, go see a furm that sells busness units

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