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You probably should seriously consider XP over Vista.
The dual graphics cards are overkill for your needs. Spend that extra money elsewhere.
Having a RAID 0 is good for media, but unadvisable for the system drive and project drive. Better to keep the two in the Laptop separate, and make sure you get one with an eSATA port so you can add full speed external drives to hold media. (160GB or even 320GB won't be nearly enough for this.)
Agree Jim's points.
A FireWire port will help with SD capture.
If you plan live capture in the field without mains power, you'll probably need more battery capacity.
A separate drive for video is a very good idea. So is working out which of the power saving options doesn't interfere with capture and replay.
I would class the webcam as a luxury for this task.
I'd vote for XP, too - it stresses the system less than Vista.
Thanks for the input guys.
Following these considerations do see forsee any other problems with this spec. I need to ensure premiere will run smoothly and efficiently on this system...
It's better than what I currently use.
I've been working with my new Dell XPS M1330 for a week now.
T7500, 2 G RAM, nVidia 8400, 160 SATA 7200rpm drive, Vista Home Premium.
Prem CS3 with Cineform AspectHD worked fine on HDV short 2 to 3 minute stuff...did not attempt longer.
Today my external SATA 7200rpm drive and SATA ExpressCard arrived. Using it, with my internal drive used now for system/programs only, I just captured 10 minutes HDV, applied a few titles and transitions, and output to 1440 x 1080i 29.97 High Quality.
Almost as fast as my Desktop with Pentium 940D, two striped Raid sets and 4G RAM on WindowsXP Pro.
>320GB (7200rpm) SATA RAID 0 Stripe (2x160GB)
I'd rather have these disks as two separate 160GB disks with one dedicated to the system and program files with the other free for another use. I'd rather not have a RAID 0 array for my system disk.
ok, that's great stuff, thanks for the input, guys!