12 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2017 5:50 PM by bizblueprinti25204327

    Help! I bought an underpowered laptop, Advice please!


      @First off thank you for your help!@


      I purchased a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 4-1570 80sb (specs below), prior to getting back into video editing and graphic animation (Ae, Pr, Ps, Encoder CC 2017).

      Although it hasn't been horrible, I would like to work at a more efficient speed (i.e. encoding, rendering, animations)


      I have 2 external 1TB HDD, USB 3.0, @5400rpm, 120mb/s read/write. I have an ANKER 3.0 USB hub 10 port (Separate power source)

      I'm assuming I would eventually need to upgrade the processor and RAM, and get myself a SSD or 3.


      How could I utilize/optimize the current equipment in the meantime as I have videos that need to be produced yesterday?!?

      what about a quick fix with the addition of an (in)external SSD?


      Most video will be shot with my Canon XA35 - MPEG4 and(or) AVC / H.264, not a TON of effect editing as I let my shots speak for itself, maybe some fluff here and there.


      Thank you again in advance for your assistance!!!


      Laptop Specs are as followed:


      Storage1TB 5400rpm (Serial ATA-600)
      ProcessorIntel Pentium 4405U (2-Core, 2.1GHz, 2MB Cache)
      GraphicsIntegrated Intel HD Graphics 510
      Memory8GBx1 DDR4 SDRAM ( 2133 MHz)
      Display15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS
      WLAN + Bluetooth11ac, 2x2 + BT4.0
      Battery3-cell (52.5Wh)
      Power Adapter65W
      Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64


      Connection Ports

      HDMI x1

      USB 3.0 x2

      USB 2.0 x1

      4 in 1 Card Reader (MMC, SD,  SDHD, SDXC)