7 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2013 1:21 PM by Boncrek

    windows notebook which supports cs 6


      I'm looking for a small notebook (13 inch) for editing. I'm only editing Canon eos 5d Mark II movies (two tracks) with it. Do I need gpu acceleration for editing or will a good CPU be powerfull enough?


      I'm looking for the new Sony Vaio Z Series (http://presscentre.sony.eu/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=7610&NewsAreaId=2)



      VAIO SVZ1311Z9E

      Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM Processor

      8GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM

      256GB Flash SSD RAID 0 configuration

      33.2cm (13.1”) VAIO Display Premium (1920x1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio

      Intel® HD Graphics 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7670M (on Power Media Dock)


      Should this be good? Or should I buy something different?

        • 1. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          It will work, but very slowly and the raided SSD is a distinct drawback. You are better off with a separate 7200 RPM SATA disk and an external 7200 disk over eSATA or USB3. Keep in mind that you will need a wall outlet to power that machine. The battery will not work longer than 30 minutes (maybe 60 in a best case scenario) and the externals need juice too.

          • 2. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
            janjanssen1980 Level 1

            Tnx for the quick reply.

            I thought that the third generation SSD is much quicker then a 7200 SATA disk. Or is the limit the raid controller? I can put an external disk to the notebook, because it supports USB3.

            I want to use a light notebook because I want to work everywhere (where there's wall outlet )


            Are there other notebooks which are light (max 3 kg) which are good? Or should I change from Windows notebook to a Macbook pro?

            • 3. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              Or should I change from Windows notebook to a Macbook pro?    


              That is the wrong question to ask a PC diehard. Of course not. A MBP is not worth the money, is not Pro, is not faster, it is simply like I always say, just like a hooker, she looks sexy and good and is expensive and after you have spent your money, you will wonder whether it was worth it.


              Raiding SSD's disables the Trim function, which will very rapidly result in extremely slow write times (often much slower than conventional disks), not to mention the reduced life expectancy.

              • 4. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
                janjanssen1980 Level 1

                Lol about your comment about the mac. I'm just looking for a solution. I don't care to use a mac. With bootcamp you still can use Windows.


                About the trim function. I found that intel has released a new driver for the raid.


                You can download a 32 bit (and this link is also the 64 bit version) here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_NL/downloads/detail.page?&DocID=DS027870

                This enables the TRIM function.


                Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology Driver

                I guess they will release it soon.


                So that won't be a problem anymore. But hey aren't there other notebooks I could use?

                • 5. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
                  JFPhoton Level 3

                  Look at Asus,Sager and ADK......13 inch too small to see....get a desktop unless you are constantly traveling....best laptops far behind in performance.....I use 17.3 inch 19220x1080 i7 Asus laptop with 2 hdd bays and USB3. Must have NVidia 460m or better to use Mercury....read more on this forum and look at test results at PPBM5 Website to compare machines

                  • 6. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6
                    RjL190365 Level 5

                    You do need both a powerful CPU and an Nvidia CUDA GPU to edit your DSLR material at the level of performance that makes you happy. Even with the mobile quad-core Ivy Bridge CPU, that VAIO laptop will still be sluggish in part due to the total lack of a GPU that's supported in the MPE GPU acceleration in the Windows version of CS6 (which currently does not support OpenCL at all). Without GPU acceleration, I'd wager that the performance in CS6 will still be somewhere between 10 and 20 tines slower (in terms of the RPI, or Relative Performance Index) than a fast desktop with GPU acceleration (and even the fastest laptop is still nearly 4 times slower than that reference desktop in terms of the RPI). Although to be fair, in my limited PPBM5 testing with CS6, the timeline export/render times with Premiere set to the MPE software-only mode is quite a bit faster in CS6 than it was in CS5.5.


                    In addition, you must use the dock (that's semi-permanently tethered to an AC electrical wall outlet) just to even use the discrete GPU at all. Otherwise, if you're on the move, only the integrated Intel graphics is available.

                    • 7. Re: windows notebook which supports cs 6

                      So is somethign like a Zenbook Prime UX51VZ suitable for editing, assuming you have media on an external drive?


                      CPU: 3612QM
                      GPU: 650M 2GB

                      RAM: 12GB 1600MHZ

                      OS: 256GB SSD

                      USB 3.0 : 1TB External for Media

                      Screen: 1920x1080 Matte


                      Would this be better rated to handle DSLR footage?