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~$3000 Champ Laptop Configuration?

Apr 26, 2012 2:06 PM

Tags: #laptop_configuration #$3000_laptop #ultimate_premiere_pro_laptop #after_effects_laptop #dslr_laptop

I have looked in many places for this information -- and figured I would just ask:

 

I am desperate to find a laptop that can run PP/AE CS6 like a champ AND not be SUPER pricey (I'm a poor college student).

 

I know I want SSD's (I need help deciding how many for the best workflow experience/external hard drives can play a role in this too, and perhaps some combination of regular HDD's), multi-core faster processor, lotsa ram (at least 16 gigs), and a compatible GPU for MPE (that will decently boost rendering times/etc.) I may be missing some other factors to make my champion laptop -- if so, please enlighten me.


I will primarily be editing DSLR footage, and doing motion graphics. I don't like waiting for things to render..

 

ALSO -- where should I look to purchase this computer once I finally figure out what I want/need!? I can't seem to find anything decent. Should I use a custom pc company? Puget Systems? or go HP, Dell, Fujitsu, etc,?

 

I would tremendously appreciate any advice!

 

Thank you!

 
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