9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2013 11:38 AM by whsprague

    Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop

    whsprague Level 4

      In another thread, moderator Bill Hunt mentioned he was waiting for the delivery of a 64 bit laptop he has custom ordered.  He added he would be putting PrE11 on it. 

       

      Bill, if you read this, would you give some detail on what you ordered and how it relates to PrE11 performance?

       

      Thanks.

       

      Bill

        • 1. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Bill,

           

          I have ordered the ADK 9000 i7 from this page: http://www.adkvideoediting.com/laptop.asp

           

          I am replacing a great, albeit older Sager, with XP-Pro on it.

           

          The holdup has been the delivery, and then testing of the new Clevo MoBo's for that unit. They were projected to be shipped in Oct., 2012, but took much longer.

           

          I went with the full 3x HDD setup w/ 32GB RAM.

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
            whsprague Level 4

            Thanks.  I had not heard of ADK.

             

            A couple months ago I was looking at HP Laptop Workstations and Macbook Pros.  I ran into an ASUS  i7 "gamer" at B&H with 17 inch screen, a SSD, HDD, a Nvidia card, 16 GB ram, four USB 3.0 ports and even a Blu-Ray burner.   I bought it with Windows 7. 

             

            It works very well.  At your suggestions in other posts, I tried spreading the workload across drives.  It seems to perform best with everthing in one folder for each project on the SSD. 

             

            I can't tell if the Nvidia card does me much good with PrE.  And I don't know if it is a supported card if I upgrade to Pr Pro.  Since I probably won't spend that much money on an NLE it won't matter.

             

            Bill

            • 3. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Bill,

               

              The newest generation of SSD's is a vast improvement over mechanical, "spinning platter" HDD's, and also older SSD's. The size, and reliability, have gone up, while the price has come down. Because of the lack of mechanics, the old bottleneck of multiple reads/writes at the same time, has been diminished.

               

              Many are now doing a RAID with SSD's, and just putting everything onto that Array. This is especially true for the "enterprise level" SSD's, but they are still very expensive.

               

              I think that with the next generation, they will have fully "arrived."

               

              Good luck, and enjoy that HP.

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                >full 3x HDD

                 

                Hmm... is that like a mobile/manufactured home, with a "living room tip out" to accomodate everything?

                 

                Does that come with an insulated lap robe, so you don't burn your legs if you do have it in your lap?

                 

                If you need portable, sounds like a great computer

                • 5. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Actually, I run the laptop on a cooling pad, and with a 3x I/O, battery life is pretty limited. For me, it's basically a "portable" small workstation...

                   

                  Hope to have the unit, by the time I return from DC, so I can start loading and playing.

                   

                  Hunt

                  • 6. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                    whsprague Level 4

                    Laughing, I have to say that is why I had to buy a laptop.  I spend about 6 months a year in an RV with "tip outs" and the portable generator too! 

                     

                    Also, I have a friend who is a software developer.  He was not sure they were really burned, but the top of his legs had a different color at the end of one long project!

                     

                    I'm staying in a Arizona RV park full of old, retired snowbirds that ride around in golf carts searching for the next coctail.  I'm scratching my head trying to figure out a plan for a "documentary".

                     

                    Bill

                    • 7. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                      whsprague Level 4

                      Bill Hunt wrote:

                       

                      Actually, I run the laptop on a cooling pad, and with a 3x I/O, battery life is pretty limited. For me, it's basically a "portable" small workstation...

                       

                      Hope to have the unit, by the time I return from DC, so I can start loading and playing.

                       

                      Hunt

                      My i7 ASUS  GW77VW runs a lot cooler than my i5 Toshiba laptop.  I rarely notice any heat and the twin cooling fans never seem to come on. 

                      • 8. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                        the_wine_snob Level 9

                        Bill,

                         

                        I think that you have a wealth of material, right out the front door. Where are you, Quartzite?

                         

                        Once, there were tons of snowbirds in the Metro-Phoenix Area, but not so much any more. Seems that places, like Lake Havasu City, and Quartzite, are garnering the majority now.

                         

                        Enjoy,

                         

                        Hunt

                        • 9. Re: Bill Hunt's custom 64-bit laptop
                          whsprague Level 4

                          We spent a few days in Quartzsite last month.  That place is wierd this time of year!

                           

                          Instead we are in a Lake Havasu City RV park that is supposed to be "upscale", which is an oxymoron initself.  It doesn't get that wierd here until Spring Break.  The Chamber of Commerce actually recruits Spring Breakers by the bus load!

                           

                          I'm spending time working on learning Lightroom for the first time and trying to finish a difficult family history video in PrE 11.

                           

                          Bill