5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2014 5:10 AM by A.T. Romano

    New Dell Computer

    Michael Stehly Level 1

      I am considering the purchase of a new Dell computer.  It is a Dell Inspiron 3000 Desktop computer with an Intel i5-4440, 8GB Memory and a 1 Terabyte Hard Drive.

      Below are listed the specifications.  It will be used mainly to create DVD's from my Sony HD camcorder that records in the AVCHD format.  Once in a while I will create some blu ray disks.  The price is $599.00.  Comments appreciated.

       

      • Dell 24" Monitor, E2414H
      • 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4440
      • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
      • 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
      • Intel HD Integrated Graphics

       

       

      Description

      Power player:
      Boost performance with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors. Run multiple programs at once so you can edit videos, listen to music or watch a movie at the same time with less lag.

      Specifications

        

      Processor and Memory
      Processor Type:4th Generation Intel Core i5-4440
      Processor Speed:3.1 GHz
      Cache:6MB Cache
      Memory (RAM):8GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz
      Hard Drive and Multimedia Drives
      Hard Drive:1TB 7200 rpm SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive
      Optical Drive:Tray load DVD Drive
      Graphics and Audio
      Graphics:Intel® HD Integrated Graphics
      Audio:Integrated 5.1 Audio & Dell AX210 speakers
      Display, Keyboard, Mouse, and Webcam
      Display Size:Dell 24" Monitor, E2414H
      Display Type:LCD
      Keyboard:Included, English
      Mouse:Mouse Included
      Connectivity
      Ethernet:10/100/1000
      Wi-Fi:Dell Wireless-N 1705
      Bluetooth:Included
      Ports/Slots
      Ports:(2) USB 3.0, (4) USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Ethernet), 3-stack audio jacks supporting 5.1 surround sound, (1) USB 2.0, MCR 8:1, Mic and Headphone Jacks
      Software
      Operating System:Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
      Manufacturer Software:Microsoft® Office Trial
      Other Software:McAfee Live Safe - 30 Day
      Physical Specifications
        • 1. Re: New Dell Computer
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Michael Stehly

           

          Looks good.

           

          1. Watch out for the McAfee Live Safe Premiere Elements problems if that McAfee is the antivirus program.

           

          2. I am using Intel HD Graphics for the computer video card/graphic card and have not had problem with it.

           

          3. Does it come with an extra bay in which to install an internal Blu-ray DVD burner if it does not come with that

          type of burner at purchase? Whatever burner you have determine at the onset if Premiere Elements recognizes

          your burn in its burn dialog Burner Location field. And, check burn dialog Status to make sure you are getting the

          Ready message when the disc is inserted into the burner tray and not "Media Not Preset".

           

          4. If any preinstalled software try to get installation files and serial number if possible.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: New Dell Computer
            Michael Stehly Level 1

            The specifications do not mention how much VRAM.

            • 3. Re: New Dell Computer
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Michael Stehly

               

              I think that those Intel HD Graphics cards typically come with 64 MB of dedicated memory which might be changed to 128 MB in the Bios (I think that the possible set in the Bios might be 32, 64, or 128 MB.)

              It will obtain more memory from installed RAM if needed. That is my general understanding.

               

              Need to get more documentation on that, but I believe that it the way it goes.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: New Dell Computer
                Michael Stehly Level 1

                Is the NVidia Graphics Card GT 720 compatible with Premiere Elements?

                • 5. Re: New Dell Computer
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Michael Stehly

                   

                  Are you looking at NVIDIA GT 720 or GT 720M?

                   

                  Either way, I suspect it is compatible but my thought is that the answer has to come from trying it in specific computer

                  environment with a specific version of Premiere Elements.

                   

                  It is not mentioned in the following, but I suspect that the Adobe document has not been updated

                  recently.

                  Supported devices | Adobe Premiere Elements

                   

                  CUDA in any NVIDIA video card/graphics card is meaningful to Premiere Pro, but not Premiere Elements.

                   

                  ATR