The video card will work, but more importantly, which processor and how much RAM?
What type of video will you be editing?
What effects will you be using?
Thanks for your reply
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ (Quad Core,up to 3.8GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W)
either 16 or 32gb
4k footage - various effects don't want to be limited
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Unless you're adopting a proxy workflow, that quad-core mobile CPU will become choked while trying to handle 4k editing directly. Unfortunately, there is no cheap lunch there, especially when the components that are needed to comfortably handle 4k can get very expensive. And there is now a newer version of the Dell XPS 15 that comes with a 6-core/12-thread i7-8750H CPU and a slightly upgraded GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
thanks for your reply. I have ordered a dell xps15 i7-8750 6 core with 16gb memory (for now). thanks for your help
How do you like it? I'm circling the same waters. I'm debating on pulling the trigger or waiting to see what else will be released this Fall.
So far so good.
Editing 60 min doc in 4k fine and rendering pretty quick to
Good call, especially since what I suggested to you has a significantly higher all-core Turbo clock speed than your original choice: The i7-8750H you ultimately chose has an all-core (six cores, in this case) Turbo clock speed of 3.9 GHz while your original i7-7700HQ choice runs at only 3.4 GHz Turbo with all four of its cores in use.