I know that cheap laptop and editing is basically an oxymoron
I think that says it all.
3 cheers for being a ********* on the internet. Next.
I'm not trying to be *********, I just wanted to point out that you will not likely find what you are looking for.
Please accept my appologies if I offended you.
No worries. I just know that there are a lot of travelers out there that dont have a lot of money that are still turning out YouTube videos. Crossing my fingers for something passable.
You might try Premiere Elements instead.
It has less expensive hardware requirements.
I'll use whatever editing program works to get the job done. I haven't decided on which product yet but I know that adobe is the way I will go. I used Sony Vegas on my old laptop which was like 800 and it did ok but im going adobe this time due to the files being able to be used on PC and Mac interchangeably.
So by all means that suggests I have to get a lesser software that is ok... however I dont want to double post this and post it there too.
My understanding is that the Lenovo 15" is a decent machine with a Nvidia 750, and i7, and I think it's around the $800 price point.
I was looking at laptops a few months back but decided to just keep my old one and build a new desktop. But this was one that I was leaning towards.
So many different options for the model im not sure what best suits my needs here. The one on new egg is 1000... But if you think I can get what I need for around 800 that would be great I just dont know what to choose here for building options. A little more help would be magnificent. I dont know much about laptops :)
I was on my phone there, now im on my PC looking at the options. This seems like the way I should go with Lenovo offering ther up to 40% off right now until the end of the month.
looking at option 3 even though it is 100 more than i anticipated
though I would like to know the difference between
15.6" FHD LED Glare Wedge 1920x1080
15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Wedge 1920x1080
Glare == better quality picture. Horrible in brightly lit rooms as you mostly see reflections, not the picture. Where you don't control ambient lighting (coffee shops and airports) - choose anti-glare.
Well I think this laptop will suit my needs just fine, naysayers have a few moments to speak up.
- http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/?sb=:000001C9:0000FD16:IdeaPad Y510p Laptop - 59401512 - Dusk Black: DOORBUSTER
- Web price:
- After eCoupon:
- You save:
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Add MS Office Home & Student 2013 - Permanent License for 1 PC (0C47870)to your system for $139.99.
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- 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
- -Operating System
- Windows 8.1 64
- 15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Wedge 1920x1080
- NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
- 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz
- -Hard Drive
- 1TB 5400 RPM+24GB SSD
- -Optical Drive
- DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
- -Network Card
- Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
- Bluetooth Version 4.0
- One year
- 6 Cell 72 Watt Hour Lithium-Ion
Anti glare will be my best bet I think, but they also offer the glare wedge and a glossy wedge, i may be a little confused but wouldn't they be the same?
Y510p is a great laptop, including for Premiere Pro purposes.
Glossy and glare should be the same thing. I rarely hear glossy screens being called "glare", that's something new. It's usually antiglare / matte vs. glossy.
Nays: 8GB RAM and 5400rpm drive (even with an SSD cache). No biggie though: either option is field-upgradeable.
....be advised that most laptops "throttle back" on the CPU while under battery power....no matter HOW you configure the "power settings". On my powerful i7 Asus laptop, despite all settings to 100% while on battery....PPro GRINDS TO A HALT when NOT plugged in !!! 16GB is MINIMUM for system memory and shitcan the 5400 rpm HDD....its USELESS for video !!!
Before I built my desktop I had to get along for a while with a i3, and nvidia 610m with a 5400rpm drive on the laptop. It got by ok. Not great, but ok. The Lenovo should do even better.
OP let us know how you like it!
JFPhoton - How much will it cost to upgrade the HDD? and What are your suggestions for replacement? Same question for the mem
ChaseChick - I will
....like Bill Gehrke did.....see if you can find a cheaper "refurbished" Asus gaming laptop....I bought one three years ago that is still running fine!. Its cheaper to find one with 16GB system memory already installed...they are " out there" somewhere..( sometimes on "TD"...roar !!!) I NOW am using ONLY SSDs in both Hard drive bays in my laptop because of the HUGE speed difference vs. spinning hard drives. It is IMPORTANT to use SSDs that have a MARVELL controller.....not Sandforce.... for video editing. This is because write speeds suffer GREATLY with "incompressible data", ( i.e. already heavily compressed digital video files) when using a Sandforce controlled SSD. One good value and solid performer is the Crucial M4 SSDs, which are Marvell controlled. SSDs are way more safe, concerning shock , especially, in preserving your valuable data in a portable environment.
That NVidia 750m is a great card for a laptop......it is important to either get that exact one ...or, one CLOSE to it. 2GB DDR5 video memory is a MUST for a minimum amount these days,( NOT DDR3). The 7xx mobile series is what you want.
One trick......now that Go Pro has released the Cineform codec to the public FOR FREE......if necessary, you can always "transcode" segments of footage to this "visually lossless", "edit friendly" codec for EASY editing with a less capable machine. It works as a 64 bit codec and is a professional product that was expensive to buy in previous years. Using this codec....I have edited using multiple layers of 1080p WITH GPU accelerated effects applied to each layer in real time.....without having to render previews !!
All this on an older i7 laptop with only SATA II hard drive speed available......a new Haswell i7 laptop should FLY doing this....and should do well editing natively!
I'll look into it, but I still may need to know how to upgrade the hard drive and memory of the Lenovo if I get it, and how much that might cost.
...just read 3 reviews on the Y510p....best one at notebookcheck.com... 2 potential issues...CPU turbo mode DISABLED UNDER HEAVY LOAD...AND HIGH TEMPS RECORDED UNDER HEAVY LOAD, ~ 100° C !!! Also,, many different versions of that machine....some with dual video cards in SLI...some with 16 GB system memory.
You would need to budget at least another 4 to 5 hundred dollars to upgrade the BASE model :
~200 for 250GB Marvell SSD for OS,programs and page file
~200 to replacce existing memory sticks with MATCHED PAIR of 8 GB sticks...unless you can find a MATCH for the EXISTING 8 GB stick to put in the empty slot...
~100 for 7200 rpm Hybrid Seagate 750 GB HDD to put into the flexible optical drive bay.
Then, you can use the 5400 rpm included drive as an external BACKUP, plugged into a cheap $30 USB 3 external dock.
How about M500 instead of M4
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD1CT240M500SSD1
That's 139.99 on Amazon.
...M500 is a newer model with good Marvell controller....be aware that the lower capacity models suffer a huge hit in write speeds.....your model would be just over 200 MB per second, while the 960GB model is over 400 MB per second write speed.
ah I see so I take it a
Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE120BW
Would also be a bad choice?
Well I could either get one of these two for the ssd
Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW
Which I think is not a marvel controller or I could get 10GB less and get the
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5-Inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD1
You suggested a 250GB initially and looking at larger sizes the price jumps up too much
Also need help finding a good 1TB 7200Rpm drive for the main
What's the difference between these
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM SATA III 32MB Cache Internal Hard Drive 0J22423
And this one
HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6GB/s 32MB Cache Internal Hard Drive
And which would I want?
I cannot see any difference except the newegg is less expensive.
Yeah but these are two different model numbers surely there has to be some difference.
I'd get it from new egg but I have a big amazon purchase coming up
One is an ata-300 and one is anata-600 Interface .. If that means anything
Then by all means get the SATA 6GB/s, but here is what I see
1TB and 500GB Capacities
7200 RPM 2.5-Inch Portable Laptop
SATA 6GB/s Hard Drive
Award Winning Performance Industry Leading Green,Power Consumption
1TB of Capacity
Advanced Format, industry standard 4K sector size 512 byte emulation (512e)
7200 RPM high-performance HDD
6Gb/s SATA interface
Here below is what you want, I do not trust Amazon on this one when third party vendors do not provide complete or accurate details., that is where in this case Newegg is a better source. Also I do not like the first one referencing "Green", that many times means it will spin down between accesses.