I am currently looking at purchasing a new laptop and I have been reading through different threads to try and make sense of what I need.
I am a current user of CS6 Photoshop, Lightroom and Premier Pro. I use these programs with my footage Captured from a Canon T3i (both Photos and Video) and I would classify myself as a hobbyist, I make short docs and edit photos.
I am buying a new laptop because I travel for work and would like a PC that can come with me and I can use to edit while I am gone. One system I am looking at buying through computerupgradeking.com is the Asus N56VJ-DH71 Notebook, here are the specs of this machine:
|DISPLAY||15.6" LED-BACKLIT TFT LCD DISPLAY FULL HD 1920 X 1080|
|CPU / PROCESSOR||INTEL CORE I7-3630QM (2.4GHZ, 6MB CACHE, 3.4GHZ TURBO BOOST) 45 WATTS|
|GRAPHICS / VIDEO CARD||2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 635M DDR3|
|SYSTEM MEMORY (RAM)||16 GB (2 X 8GB) DDR3 1600MHZ|
|HARD DRIVE||1TB 5400RPM HDD I will upgrade this to either 250 GB Samsung 840 SSD or 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD|
|OPTICAL DRIVE||SUPERMULTI 8X DVD+/-R/RW DUAL LAYER|
|WEBCAM||INTEGRATED HD WEBCAM / INTEGRATED MICROPHONE|
|KEYBOARD||FULL SIZED ILLUMINATING KEYBOARD WITH NUMERIC KEY PAD|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||WINDOWS 8|
|COLOR||BLACK AND ALUMINUM|
|MICROPHONE / HEADPHONE JACKS||MICROPHONE PORT IN, HEADPHONE PORT OUT|
PORTS / CARD READER
|MULTI-MEDIA CARD READER|
USB / FIREWIRE PORTS
|4 X USB 3.0|
|ETHERNET PORTS||1 X RJ-45(LAN)|
|VGA / HDMI / DISPLAY PORTS|
1 HDMI, 1 VGA, MINI DISPLAYPORT
|WIRELESS LAN||802.11 B/G/N (@ 2.4GHZ)|
|DIMENSIONS||15" X 10" X 1"|
|MANUFACTURER PART NUMBER||N56VJ-DH71|
|WARRANTY (MANUFACTURER)||1-YEAR LIMITED HARDWARE WARRANTY SUPPORT|
|WARRANTY (COMPUTER UPGRADE KING)|
3 YEAR - ALL COMPUTER UPGRADE KING ADDED PARTS
With an upgraded hard drive this will cost either $1114 or $1269 depending if I go with a 250 GB SSD or a 500 GB SSD.
Does this system seem reasonable given what I have outlined above? If not what needs the most improvement? Also is it possible to get a laptop around the same price that would do better?
Thanks in advance for any help.
What about a second hard drive?
It will be hard to see what you are doing with only a 15" screen.
You need at least two drives for video editing... SSD works for boot/software, and then a separate 7200rpm drive for project and video files
If there is no way to put an internal drive in the laptop, you may use an external... IF it is not USB2
External eSata or USB3 are both fast enough for video editing... eSata is better - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1117813
ONE possibility is this Dock with fan http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SuperSpeed-Docking-Station-Cooling/dp/B0055PL2YI