1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 11, 2014 7:17 AM by Bill Gehrke

    Searching for the perfect AE laptop

    kandiimann Level 1

      Hi everyone, I need a very powerful laptop for after effects and I'm having a very hard time finding the perfect one. I use really heavy effects. I can spend up to $3000 and I want RAM previews to load as fast as possible. Any ideas?

       

      what do you guys think of this laptop from http://www.adkvideoediting.com/laptop.asp with the following specs

       

      CaseADK - 8600 HW: 17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED Backlit LCD (Matte) Backlite
      Power SupplyIncluded
      ProcessorIntel - i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz 6M cache Quad Core with HT (turbo to 3.7GHz)
      MemoryADK - 32Gig (4x8gig) 1600 11-11-11-28 Sodimm Lifetime Warranty
      Operating SystemMicrosoft - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OEM
      Recovery SoftwareParagon Backup & Recovery 12 Suite with ADK recovery Flash Drive.
      OS/Programs DriveSamsung - 256 GB 840 Pro 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
      Source DriveWestern Digital - 750G 7200RPM Hard Drive 16meg cache 5 yr warranty
      Render DriveNone
      Cache/StorageNone
      Removable MediaNone
      External Raidnone
      Raid ControllerNone
      FW/USB/e-SataNone
      DVD-RW/BDRIncluded CD-RW/DVD read/write
      Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 870MX w/6GB GDDR5
      Video I/ONone
      NICIncluded Wired 1GB and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC and Blue Tooth 4.0
      MouseNone
      WarrantyStandard 1 yr Parts and Labor Lifetime Tech Support
      ConverterNone
      Audio InterfaceNone
      Audio SoftwareNONE
      NLE SoftwareNONE
      Plug-ins/DSPNONE
      Laptop
      8600 HW
      Price: $2,832.00
      Description:15 and 17 inch 4nd Gen Intel (Haswell) Quad Core i5, i7 Laptop. up to 32 gig ram and 4 internal HDDs, on board TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FIREWIRE 400

       

      can anyone reccomend something better for around the same price or is this a really good system?