What is you budget? Where are you buying? What video media?
500$ ATM 700$ I was buying a Dell Inspirion 15, but I found out it won't work correctly. And what do you mean by video media? (Sorry I'm a bit rusty in this kind of stuff)
look for a 4 core intel, code name will look like i7-x7xxx. you may have to look for one with 8gb of memory and upgrade the memory and drive to ssd later.
something like this for an example. ASUS ROG GL551JW-WH71(WX) Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD
you should be able to download the manual for any laptop you are looking at to see if it allows upgrading the memory and hdd.
Where are you getting your video media that you are going to use in Premiere? Is it a camera, download or whatever. Is it Standard Definition? High Definition? 4k Ultra High Definition?
Most of the time camera.
So that means nothing is wrong with this one? MSI GE Series GE62 Apache-276 Gaming Laptop 5th Generation Intel Core i7 5700HQ (2.70 GHz) 12 GB Memory 1 TB HDD NVIDIA …
Also do you recommend upgrading the ram to 16 or am I good at 12?
that one looks fine. how much memory you need will depend on your AE projects. the larger the resolution, larger the project, ram previews, etc, will all use more memory. for HD projects 16gb is recommended just to start, some people use and need more. AE is suppose to be going thru an overhaul to clean up its old code and make it multi-thread, so there is a chance it will use less memory than before and 12gb might work for some projects.
it looks like the whole laptop bottom has to come off to upgrade components, and msi's manual says it can void the warranty. some laptops have little access hatches to upgrade memory or the drives. there is some info on upgrades in the manual and some video's on youtube showing the insides. looks like there are 3 m.2 slots and 2 ram slots and 1 sata drive slot. so it does look like a good setup, it will just depend how you feel about upgrades. i don't know how strict msi handles their warranty.
memory prices for single 16gb laptop sticks are pretty expensive, they might come down in price to make an upgrade cheaper later. if the system comes with 1x8gb and 1x4gb to make the 12gb, then upgrading just the 4gb to 16gb would upgrade to 24gb total. if buying another laptop with 8gb, it would be good to find out if it comes with 1x8gb stick vs 2x4gb, to add the 16gb for an upgrade to 24gb.
A little research produced this for that laptop so it looks like 16 GB of RAM is tops. But I sure do like the possibility of the 3 each M.2 slots, but I could not confirm that this specific model really has them. I checked the Newegg site and the MSI site but no confirmation.
it was a bit hard to find the manual, but it does show 3 m.2 slots, 2 are sata and only 1 is sata/pcie. good catch on the 16gb max. i looked up the cpu and that's what i was going with for upgrading to higher. i wonder if its an actual limit or just max msi offers, or was listed as max if there were only 8gb sticks when they wrote that, etc.
It looks like your speculation on the higher density memory probably is correct. As you said the i7-5900HQ is spec'ed for 32 GB Maximum Memory.
I sure wish I was starting over on that MSI GE Series GE62 Apache-276 laptop buy myself. ~$800.
- Put a SATA III M.2 in there for OS/Applications. ~$100
- Install a Samsung 950 Pro on the PCIe x4 (I hope) M.2 for all the Project files.and Media. ~$350
- Load the beauty with that 32 GB of RAM. ~$310
$1560 for a laptop that would run circles around this well souped up 2+ year old wonderful laptop that I spent almost the same money building
The only problem for my old eyes I need a 17" screen. And also remember for video editing you really need it AC powered
P.S. I wonder how many laptops this design will sell??. If you do put one of these together please run our Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM) on it and submit the results.