I edit videos that are about 3-5 minutes long to cut them into :30-2:00 long. I use the Priemere Pro and Encoder (to compress and export so I can keep editing in Premiere pro), and rarely anything else. Very simple editing, that I just got thrown into. I use my work desktop right now, it isn't set up for premiere or anything else, but it gets the job done. I need a laptop because I travel a lot and I get backed up with editing work.
I've looked at all these forum discussions, but to be honest this is all a little over my head. I've looked at the Sager NP3265 and just don't want to waste my money if this is not going to work. My one problem I have now with my desktop is that the encoder freezes, even though the files aren't very big.
This is the setup I was looking at for the Sager. This could be way off, I really have no idea about this stuff.
|Display||15.6" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with Super Glossy Surface (1920 x 1080)|
|Video & Graphics Card||1GB GDDR3 Nvidia GeForce GT 635M GPU with Optimus Technology / Embedded Intel HD Graphics|
|CPU Processor||3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM Processor ( 6MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz) [$70.00]|
|Thermal Compound||Stock Standard Thermal Compound|
|Operating System||Genuine MS Windows® 8 64-Bit Edition|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 1 X 4GB|
|Primary Hard Disk Drive||750GB 7200rpm SATA2 Hard Drive|
|Optical Drive Bay — Optical Drive or Hard Disk Drive in Optical Drive Bay with Caddy case||750GB 7200rpm SATA2 HDD + Caddy Case [$80.00]|
|Wireless Network Card||Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module|
Thanks for any help and sorry for posting about laptops on the forum for the millionth time.
Definitely upgrade memory to at least 16 GB. Consider upgrading the video card to a 650M. For the rest it looks good, if you can live with a super glossy screen.