Due to firmware commands that are not implemented the same, I have read that an Intel CPU is better than AMD for Premiere Pro
Is that hard drive the required 7200rpm or is it 5400rpm?
Better would be an SSD (128gig minimum) for Windows and all software and a separate hard drive for projects and media
Laptop Video Editing PC - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1369220?tstart=0
Immediately forget about that system. It is woefully inadequate. AMD CPU is a curse, the screen may not be 1920x1080 resolution, a single HDD is a disaster, the DVD is worthless, there is not enough memory, the video card is inadequate, etc.The Adobe minimum requirements are only meant to mean, you can install the software on such a machine. To use the software it quite another matter and Adobe does not want to advertise those specs, because their potential market would decrease significantly and scare off a lot of people.
Realisticallly, you need at least a quad core i7 CPU and 16+ GB memory and two internal SSD's and a full HD screen and a good nVidia 9xx video card.
A good choice would be an ASUS ROG G751JY to start with, then increase memory to 32 GB, add a 2nd internal 500GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for media cache and use a Samsung T1 1TB USB3 SSD for media. Make sure a power cord is included, since laptops for editing can only be used when plugged in to the wall outlet. The battery can not be used. It makes a laptop much too slow.
Moving to the Hardware forum.
cc_merchant has this right.
amd cpu's should also be avoided due to bugs in adobe's software. that particular one is very slow, about 3x slower than an i7 quad core mobile cpu. if on a very tight budget, there are some laptops starting around $1000 with the gtx 960m, not including the usb ssd.
I have a well upgraded ASUS G750JW.that works beautifully with CC. I took a look at some eBay used ones and for about $900 (which is what I paid 18 months ago for a factory refurbished unit. If you then plan on one or two upgrades like memory and at least one SSD you will have a great (but heavy) unit. Now be aware that there is only one way to do video editing on a laptop, it must be AC powered see our Tweakers Page website. The upgrades are simple.one screw on the bottom gives you access to this
Forget our web site saying you need two or more internal disk drives, with the advent of the current high speed SSD drives good editing can be done with one good internal SSD and one very fast USB 3.0 flash drive While I have a second SSD in my unit you can get by with cloning the OS and Applications to the first new SSD and use the very slow 5400 rpm drive for archiving in the unit and just get a very good (fast) USB3 flash drive and use it as the second performance drive I am using a Samsung T1 USB drive (256 GB) for all my project files very successfully. If you prefer a slightly smaller unit the Patriot Supersonic Magnum is also great read and write performance for my AVCHD and MP4 files. Be careful as most USB 3.0 flash drives are mediocre or worse in performance