2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 11, 2012 7:56 AM by ECBowen

    MSI GT683 R laptop being replaced with ASUS N76VZ-DS71 17.3" Notebook Computer (Black)


      Hi everyone,


      I edit CANON 5D mark II video using premiere, after effects C5.5 and davinci resolve.


      First off, I have read Harm's helpful hardware post. I would say my understanding of it is beginner to moderate. I need help in this department.


      I purchased this laptop about 6 months ago and thankfully amazon is now taking it back due to a continuously crashing graphics card:


      Spent about $1500


      MSI GT 683 R LAPTOP
      CPU: Intel Core i7-2670 QM
      VGA: NVIDIA GTX 560M/ 1.5GB GDDR5
      LED PANEL: 15.6" FHD 1920X1080 non glare
      RAM: DDRIII 12 GB (4 GB X 3)

      HDD: 1 TB (500 GB X2 RAID 0) 72000 RPM
      RF: 802 11b/g/n


      So this laptop is crashing 5 times/hour as I edit video (and rarely at any other times). It also took 24 hours to render a 20 min wedding video

      with denoiser and colour correction in After Effects. Maybe it is bad hardware, maybe the laptop is not good enough, I don't know.


      This is the new laptop I am looking at. I am worried it will just have the same issues. (I plan to use external HDD's with it, because an external

      HDD has sped up how premiere runs with my current laptop). If you think I will have a hard time with this, can you let me know. I travel a lot

      which is the only reason I am not getting a desktop, I wish I could.



      ASUS N76VZ-DS71 17.3" Notebook Computer (Black)

      • 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad-Core
      • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
      • 2x 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
      • nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M Graphics (2GB)
      • 17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display
      • 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
      • Blu-ray Player/Burner
      • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
      • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
      • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)


      I would upgrade the RAM, as on my current laptop the RAM gets used up to 9GB.



      More specs can be found here


      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/855852-REG/ASUS_N76VZ_DS71_N76VZ_DS71_17_3_Notebook_ Computer.html



      Any help appreciated.