Where was this info in 2006 when I bought an inspiron 9400- Windows XP Pro 1.66 core duo 2GB RAM Nvidia 7900 Geforce GS? OK system, but I still regret making that purchase. It worked well for CS2 prod premium but with CS4 prod prem. playback is very dicey. I wish I had a better processor that a desktop at the time would have offered me for the same price as the laptop. Of course, still no camparison to the newer i7 processors of '09. Anyways, you think It's worth it to wait for Windows 7 in a year or get windows vista 64 now to run this beast (Premiere Pro CS4)?
Thanks for this report
I concur- Desktops are the way to go- more Ram, beefier processors, multiple hdd configurations, and better airflow among others.
Thanks for the report (review?).
The disk issue was one of the main reasons that I went with the Sager and 3x 200GB SATA II's. While it has a newer processor, than my workstation, it still falls behind in overall editing, though not by all that much. For me, screen real estate, or lack thereof, is MY biggest issue.
With the 17" monitor and the 3x HDD's, it is "movable," but I'd not want to run through airports with it under my arm, especially with a couple of 2TB FW-800 externals! Still, if I am doing location work (apart from sitting by the pool), I'm usually in the Landcruiser, or something similar from the rental agency. I'm not backpacking into the Outback. Also, I'd not consider using it in my lap. Even with all of its fans, it can get very warm.
Hope the Sony does all that you wish of it.
Appreciate the report,
I want one!!!!!!!
Yea so a notebook is a little slower than a desktop and thats cool. But the i7 would be the best one to get for doing editing on a laptop period.