11 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2013 3:30 AM by JEShort01

    Help me decide: HP 8570w vs MSI Quadro Workstation vs Dell Precision m4700




      I'm looking to get a notebook for doing video and photo editing using Premiere, PS, Lightroom, Illustrator, and some AE. All CS6. I'm hoping you hardware experts can help me out. The MSI seems the most affordable...


      Can you help me decide between these notebooks?




      GT60 0NG-294US
      Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor
      Windows 7 Professional
      15.6" Full HD Anti-Reflective Display 95% NTSC (16:9; 1920 x 1080)
      NVIDIA® Quadro® K2000M (DDR3 2GB VRAM)
      Full-Color Programmable Backlit Keyboard by SteelSeries
      Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
      MSI Cooler Boost Technology
      2 x Premium Speakers w/ Subwoofer
      750GB Hard Drive (7200RPM)
      12GB DDR3 1600MHz System Memory
      Blu-ray Disc Burner
      USB 3.0 x 3; USB 2.0 x 1; HDMI; Mini-Display
      Built-in 720p HD webcam
      Audio Boost Technology
      Jackson Peak 802.11 b/g/n WLAN




      HP 8570w:


      Operating system: Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8 Pro)

      Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)

      Memory, standard: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM

      Internal drive 750 GB 7200 rpm SATA

      Display: 15.6" diagonal LED-backlit FHD UWVA anti-glare DreamColor (1920 x 1080)

      Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K2000M (2 GB dedicated DDR3)

      Network interface 10/100/1000


      Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n

      HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 4.0+ EDR

      Battery type:

      8-cell (83 WHr) Li-Ion battery

      Weight Starting at 3 kg

      (Starting weight is with SSD and weight saver (no optical drive) )

      Dell Precision:

      http://www.dell.com/ca/business/p/precision-m4700/pd.aspx?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd&~ck=m n

      • Intel Core™ i5-3340M (Dual Core 2.70GHz, 3.4GHz Turbo, 3M cache, 35W)
      • Windows 7 Professional, No Media, 64-bit, English
      • 15.6" HD (1366x768) Anti-Glare
      • 2GB3 DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
      • 320GB 2.5" 7200rpm Hard Drive
      • 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load
      • AMD® FirePro® M4000 Mobility Pro Graphics with 1GB GDDR5
      • 3 Year Basic Hardware Service with 3 Year NBD Limited Onsite Service After Remote Diagnosis
      • 6.33 lbs