10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2013 4:12 PM by Harm Millaard

    ASUS Taichi

    stfarrell Level 1

      We are looking at the ASUS Taichi for video editing with Premiere Pro CS6. It only has 4 gb RAM, but I believe it has a solid state drive. I'd love to hear your opinion as to whether it would be a viable option.



        • 1. Re: ASUS Taichi
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Is that a desktop or laptop... and what are the rest of the specifications?


          If laptop, read...




          If desktop, read...

          Buy a Desktop Video Editing PC at http://www.adkvideoediting.com/

          • 2. Re: ASUS Taichi
            Harm Millaard Level 7

            Great machine, but you run the risk that when you are approaching the final stages of your first project, say in twenty to thirty years time, your eyesight has deteriorated so much and despite the glasses you then wear, the last steps will be very cumbersome.


            It will be slower than molasses in winter. And it does not meet practical minimum requirements. Even a handicapped elderly snail will overtake that system, but if you are not in a hurry... (I'll continue in the next decade)

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              RjL190365 Level 5

              As Harm stated, that system falls significantly short of the minimum practical requirements for Premiere Pro, even if it has far more than 4GB of RAM installed. You see, for quad-core CPUs, the stock 1.9GHz clock speed is well short of the 2.6GHz practical minimum requirement. Even worse, it completely lacks a discrete GPU whatsoever - and it cannot be upgraded to include one since there is practically no room at all whatsoever for any decent discrete GPU chip. Instead, it relies solely on the on-CPU onboard graphics that steals main system RAM for its own use, leaving the rest of the system with less than 4GB available.

              • 4. Re: ASUS Taichi
                stfarrell Level 1

                Thanks for the info. Do you have a recommendation for a windows pc for a thousand dollars or less?

                • 5. Re: ASUS Taichi
                  stfarrell Level 1



                  Can you recommend something in the $1000 range?



                  • 6. Re: ASUS Taichi
                    Peru Bob Adobe Community Professional & MVP


                    • 7. Re: ASUS Taichi
                      stfarrell Level 1

                      Unfortunately, we probably do need a laptop rather than desktop. (We need portability.) So what do you all think of this (which I found via one of your links):



                      • 8. Re: ASUS Taichi
                        Harm Millaard Level 7

                        If you dump the original disk, add both a good SSD and one or two internal 7200 RPM SATA disks, it may be OK for light editing, nothing serious.

                        • 9. Re: ASUS Taichi
                          stfarrell Level 1

                          Thanks, Harm. What would you recommend for a laptop? Desktop?

                          • 10. Re: ASUS Taichi
                            Harm Millaard Level 7

                            Even the fastest laptop (even at $ 3+ K) is around 3-4 times slower than a desktop. Laptops can only be used for editing when connected to a wall outlet, thereby destroying the 'portability' aspect. They do not come with screen sizes that can match desktops, or you have to connect an external monitor, that must be plugged in to a wall outlet too, so you really must have good arguments for a laptop IMO.


                            Well, sometimes there are. If that is the case, look for a laptop that has:


                            • i7 4-core with HT at the highest clock speed you can find and afford,
                            • At least 16 but better 32 GB memory,
                            • SSD for boot disk,
                            • At least 1 but better 2 internal 7200 RPM SATA disks,
                            • Full HD monitor, 1920 x 1080 resolution,
                            • eSATA and/or USB3 connections,
                            • nVidia GTX 6xxM or 7xxM video card.


                            Now, if you have some patience, Dell has announced the Alienware 18" laptop, which more than meets these requirements, but prices have not yet been announced. It can be configured with:


                            • i7-4930MX Haswell, overclocked to 4.3 GHz,
                            • 32 GB memory,
                            • nVidia GTX 780M video card, even duals in SLI,
                            • Up to 4 internal 'storage drives',
                            • 18" full HD 1920 x 1080 PLS screen.


                            This one looks very promising.