I'm in the market to buy a laptop to do vieo editing. I have the money to upgrade the system myself with 16 GB of RAM and either a Samsung 840 Pro or a 2.5 in 7200 rpm HDD. My only concern has to do with the GPU; it's not officially listed however I found that there were CUDA hardware hacks online. Does the graphics card, a Nvidia GT 750M, work with CUDA hardware acceleration? What is the performance of the Intel i7 4700MQ?
I plan on mainly working with 2-2.5K footage in CC AE and premiere pro on multiple timelines.
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The GT 750M will work fine with the hardware MPE acceleration as long as it has 1GB of Vram. The 4700MQ is 2.4 and the 4800MQ is 2.7. I would suggest you get the 4800MQ since it's not a big price difference.