The Amazon link you gave does not say anything about the screen resolution. I hope it is 1920 x 1080. If that is indeed the case it looks like a good laptop for your purposes and fits within your budget. A typical case of serendipity.
Serendipity is looking for a needle in a haystack and finding the farmer's daughter..
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Harm, I did a little more digging and amazingly it is a full 1920 x 1080 in a 15.6" screen. I would guess it would be too hard on my older eyes but would sure like to see that.because I have been thinking of an upgrade to my old laptop.
David, you might want to check on the later upgradability to the dual GPU's because many times on the laptops the chips are soldered in. Also check on if you can operate in a non-SLI mode because Premiere does not allow that.
Looks like a real winner!
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Just found out what you already knew. The second graphics card is installed in the place of the optical drive , the "UltraBay"
Yes I forgot to mention but the screen resolution is indeed 1920x1080.
It is about time I found that haystack
Don't know about looking in a haystack, but here's one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039370/?ref_=sr_1
As for dual GPUs... I think I read that the recent announcement of CS6.5 (or 7?) said that the next version will use duals
Hey John, I heard something similar about CS7 using dual GPUs.
It would be cool if true I'm sure, especially since users may already have two GPUs due to Davinci Resolve.
Does anyone have a link to this so I can confirm?
So an update:
I've been able to see the Lenovo Y500 in person and sad to say, that glossy screen is a deal breaker.
It the most reflective screen I have ever seen, worse than the iMacs at my school.
So I am back to square one I suppose.
Another laptop tickled my interest however:
Asus Zenbook Prime UX51VZ
CPU: 3612QM Full Voltage Processor, 35W TDP
GPU: 650M 2GB
RAM: 12GB 1600MHZ
OS: 256GB SSD
USB 3.0 : 1TB External for Media (Rugged)
Screen: 1920x1080 Matte IPS
The catch is the limited 12GB of RAM and having to rely on an external drive for media.
The upside is a beautiful IPS matte screen and a very portable chassis, when not editing of course.
The portability alone makes it very compelling when I am doing other stuff apart from editing.
This case also doesn't throttle the CPU, despite the thin case.
What do you think?
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Personally I am waiting for the i7-47xx family to be introduced about the 3rd of next month if the rumors are right. When that happens either you can go with the fourth generation i7 or get a better bargain on the current crop.