Does not meet minimum requirements. This is a no go.
Three problems with it with just a quick review
- It does not meet Premiere's minimum screen resoution requirements
- It does not have a GPU that will allow GPU acceleration, look for an nVidia GPU.
- It has a single 5400 rpm drive
And what about ASUS X550CC-XX109H
>edit basic "Home" movies
What KIND of home movies... in other words, what brand/model camera and type of video?
What you buy is (well, should be) determined by what you want to edit
SD (Standard Definition) from an old tape based camera is a LOT easier to edit than "modern" HD (High Definition) video from a digital camera
For HD video editing (you really need to post your brand/model camera) you need...
Intel i7 CPU
MINimum 8gig ram... 16Gig is better
nVidia GPU with 1Gig video ram
7200rpm drive for Windows and programs and a 2nd 7200rpm drive for projects and video files
SSD drive for Windows and programs and a 2nd 7200rpm drive for projects and video files
SSD-or-7200rpm drive for Windows and programs and a FAST external drive for projects and video files
External eSata or USB3 are both fast enough for video editing... http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1117813 - http://ppbm7.com/index.php/tweakers-page/84-disk-setup
ONE possibility is this $47 USB3 dock with fan http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-SuperSpeed-Docking-Station-Cooling/dp/B0055PL2YI
Right now - we are editing SD, but soon our Film making class is moving to HD.
What about taking the ASUS X550CC-XX109H + 500GB USB 3 external hard drive that i already have? Is it good for HD?
Use these options
Intel® Core™ i7 3537U Processor
MINIMUM 8Gig (page does not say) with 16Gig ram being better
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 720M - does it have at least 1Gig of video ram?
500GB 7200 - plenty for Windows and programs
1 x USB 3.0 port(s) - for your external
Display 15.6" 16:9 - but what are the PIXEL DIMENSIONS?
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html says 1280x800 display
About the GPU:
Memory Speed * 1800 - 2000 MHz Shader Speed * 1250 - 1876 MHz Core Speed * 625 - 938 MHz Max. Amount of Memory 2048 MB
And yes - the display is more than 1280X800
All is the other things is as you said
Also. i've found this laptop:
What do you think?
If you intend to be the eternal student, it may be OK.
It is so slow, that if you want to finish your studies before retirement age, get a faster one.