7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2008 2:33 AM by (Chris_Brooke)

    Laptop specs suitability for Creative Suite CS3


      I need to spec up a laptop for a work colleague to run Creative Suite CS3, particularly Premiere CS3. The machine will be used primarily to capture and edit SD video - HD is not a requirement. Our IT department has provided the following specs. Can anyone advise what needs to be added/changed to ensure Premiere will run correctly and efficiently.
      I think my main concern is support for the graphics card and whether the machine would be better running XP rather than Vista.

      Dell XPS M1730
      Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 4 MB L2-cache)
      Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium - English
      Base Warranty - 1 Year XPS Premium Hardware Support (incl. Gaming and On-Site Support)
      Crimson Red with White LED Backlights
      17.0" UltraSharp WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT with TrueLife with Integrated 2.0MP web cam
      2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024]
      320GB (7200rpm) SATA RAID 0 Stripe (2x160GB)
      Dual 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8700M GT graphics with NVIDIA SLI Technology
      Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load drive, including SW
      Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)

      Our institution primarily deal with Dell and this spec was provided by our IT department. Personally I prefer HP machines so if anyone has any other reccomendations please advise - also anything else I may need to consider.

      Budget for the machine is up to about £1500