13 Replies Latest reply on Jan 2, 2010 12:39 AM by PumpkinPop

    Asus Laptop specs

    lisaellensegal Level 1

      I just purchased this system from B&H.  Any problems with this configuration for HDV NLE with Premiere Pro?

       

      • 2GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9000
      • 6GB (3x2GB) RAM
      • 640GB (2x320GB) 7200rpm Hard Drive
      • Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
      • nVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M 1GB Graphics
      • 17" Widescreen Display
      • Integrated Camera and Microphone
      • Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

       

      I plan on using an external SATA 7200 rpm hard drive as my media drive.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Lisa Segal

        • 1. Re: Asus Laptop specs
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          For HDV you should be OK. Sounds like a nice laptop.

          • 2. Re: Asus Laptop specs
            Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            How about running my Premiere Pro Benchmark (PPBM4) on it and giving us some results for comparison?

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            • 3. Re: Asus Laptop specs
              lisaellensegal Level 1

              thanks for the thumbs up.  i will let you know how it goes.  it will be nice to be portable some of the time.

               

              Regards,

               

              Lisa

              • 4. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                lisaellensegal Level 1

                I will run your benchmark and see how it goes.  I'll report back.  I am hopefull.  This system was half of the Sager and HP systems.

                 

                regards,

                 

                Lisa

                • 5. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                  Harm Millaard Level 7
                  This system was half of the Sager and HP systems.


                  Kind of a SHAG?

                  • 6. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                    lisaellensegal Level 1

                    OK, now you got me curious, what does SHAG mean in reference to the computer being half the price of the other units that I looked into?

                    • 7. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                      Harm Millaard Level 7

                      Consider it an abbreviation of SAGer and Hp and because SIGH did not seem appropriate, I went for S H A G.

                      • 8. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                        Chuck A. McIntyre Level 3

                        Just a side note:

                         

                        I noticed that you have 6GB of RAM in your notebook. The producer I work for has an Xtreme Notebook (company is now out of business) based on the Clevo D900C Revision D motherboard. It was supposedly maxed out with 4GB of RAM. The board has 2 slots and the laptop manual says the motherboard supports a maximum of 4GB.

                         

                        I found on Newegg that Crucial makes 4GB DDR2 200PIN modules and a wide range of notebook users are having success with this RAM, all the way from Macbook Pro's to Think Pads. So, we decided to throw caution to the wind and ordered two of the 4GB modules.

                         

                        Good news. Windows 7 recognizes the 8GB. Our office is now a brighter and happier place.

                        • 9. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                          lisaellensegal Level 1
                          Dear All,

                          Good & bad news about the ASUS laptop that I just ordered.  The blu-ray drive was broken and I don't really want to send it back to be fixed.  I want a system that works right out of the box.  So, here are the specs for the HP that I am now considering from B&H.  It is actually about $125.00 cheaper than purchasing directly from HP (for the exact same computer).  The ASUS does seem to have a rugged case.  The blue neon lights on the sides and front are embarrasing.  My kids were making fun of me.  So, keep in mind performance (and not looks) is most important to me.  I've gotten conflicting advice on whether HP is a good system for NLE.

                          Processor
                          1.6GHz Intel Core i7-720QM
                          Cache
                          L2: 6MB
                          System Bus
                          1333MHz Front Side Bus
                          Memory
                          Slots: 2
                          Type: DDR3 SO-DIMM
                          Installed: 6GB (2x 3GB)
                          Capacity: 8GB
                          Display
                          Type: LCD Widescreen
                          Size: 17.3"
                          Native Resolution: 1600 x 900
                          Graphics Display Card
                          nVidia GeForce GT 230M Discrete 1024MB with up to 2815MB Total Graphics Memory with 1024MB Dedicated
                          Storage and Expansion
                          Hard Drive
                          Bays: 1
                          Installed: 500GB, 7200rpm
                          Type: SATA
                          Optical Drive
                          LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVDÿ±RW
                          PCMCIA Expansion
                          1x ExpressCard/54 Slot with ExpressCard/34 Support
                          Input/Output Connectors
                          Ports
                          4x USB 2.0
                          1x eSATA (shared with USB)

                           

                          1x Notebook Expansion Port 3
                          1x IR Receiver

                          Regards,

                          Lisa
                          • 10. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                            Harm Millaard Level 7
                            Slots: 2
                            Type: DDR3 SO-DIMM
                            Installed: 6GB (2x 3GB)
                            Capacity: 8GB

                             

                            This is weird. AFAIK there are no 3 GB DDR3 sticks made anywhere in the world. I would assume 2 x 2 = 4 GB and max only with 2 x 4 sticks which are extremely expensive.

                             

                            For the rest, the i7-720 is a bit slow in clock speed, but the next step up is extravagant in price. Overall, a nice system.

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                            • 11. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                              lisaellensegal Level 1

                              Thanks for the input.  I think that I am going with this system.

                               

                              Regards,

                               

                              Lisa

                              • 12. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                                PumpkinPop

                                Hi,

                                 

                                Hmmm ... I'm new to AVCHD and I failed to do any home work and bought this same HP laptop (dv8t) with the i7-720 and 8GB of RAM for a pretty good price and a Canon HF200, but I'm seeing people suggest that the i7-720 won't be able to edit AVCHD with premier elements. It didn't even dawn on me that the AVCHD would be so demanding.

                                 

                                Grrr, is this true?  If so, I'll have to see if I can find someone who will be interested in buying my laptop (should arrive tomorrow).  Grrrr.

                                • 13. Re: Asus Laptop specs
                                  PumpkinPop Level 1

                                  Following up on my computer purchase, an HP dv8t using the i7-720, I haven't done anything serious yet, but I've tested a couple of AVCHD clips in Elements 7 and was able to view the transitions.  More experiments to come.

                                   

                                  On a different note, I tried to open a project originally done in Elements 2.0 in 7.0, but 7 quits unexpectedly.  Looks like I can't abandon 2.0 quite yet.