6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2014 10:14 AM by ECBowen

    HELP - Choose mid specs laptop for video editing in Premiere and After Effects


      Hello there,


      Basically I have DSLR Camera (Canon 600D) which I use to film in Full HD (1080P 50fps) for my movies (short plays and medium plays).

      So, I am thinking to buy a laptop with main porpouse to edit my videos in Premiere CS6 and After Effects CS6 and I would like to ask you guys if you can help me choose one. Maximum I could spend is 1000€.


      So, I don't care how much time my laptop will take to export movies, but what is most important to me is smooth editing ( fast pre-rendering). I know that pre-render / in software render uses Nvidia CUDA cores to acelerate the process.


      I choosed these two laptops:


      ASUS K750JB:

      Intel i7 4700HQ 2.4 - 3.4GhZ

      12GB RAM 1600mHz

      Nvidia GT 740M 2GB DDR3 384 Cuda Cores <<< ---- can this one do the job done?

      1TB 5400RPM <<<--- I am thinking on buying 60GB SSD extra for OS and Adobe Programs

      17.2'' Screen 1600x900


      Price: 799€


      HP Envy 15-j011sp:


      Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4 - 3.4GhZ

      8GB RAM 1600mHz <<<---- I could buy 4GB extra

      Nvidia GT 740M 2GB DDR3 384 Cuda Cores

      1TB 5400RPM <---- I could buy 60GB SSD extra

      15.6'' Screen 1920x1080


      Price: 810€


      So, as you saw, Two of these laptops have 740M Graphic card. Asus is parcially alluminun, but  HP is totally alluminum.

      Do you think these two are good for edit videos from my DSLR camera? As I said, I don't care how much time it takes to render movie. What is most important to me is editing smooth experience.


      Thank you!