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Does your Lenovo meet minimum requirements (1280 x 900 screen resolution) and does it have TWO physical 7200 RPM hard disks?
I don’t know what these Tech Term stand for, but I’ve got this info about my
laptop T61. Hope the it would make sens.
Processor: Intel(R) Core 2 Duo CPU T8100 @2.10GHz 2.10 GHZ
Installed memory (RAM): 2,00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operation System
Pen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this Display
Ps : how to check out « 1280 x 900 screen resolution » ?
Right click on the display and choose Screen Resolution.
How many PHYSICAL disks in your system?
Display: 1 Mobile Pc
Resolution: 1280x800 (recommanded)
SW_Preload C: 80 GB free of 142 GB
Both items show below minimum requirements:
- 2GHz or faster processor for DV; 3.4GHz for HDV; dual 2.8GHz for HD*
- Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista)
- 2GB of RAM
- 10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
- 1,280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
- Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
- For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape
- OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
- DVD-ROM drive (DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation)
- Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation
- Microsoft Windows Driver Model– or ASIO-compatible sound card
- QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
- Broadband Internet connection required for online services†
Does it mean that my laptop cannot run Adobe Premiere CS4?
Do your have any advice on that?
That is about the gist of it.
Adobe minimum requirements are so low, that most would find it intolerable. It is like saying that your car can tow maximum 1000 Lbs. If you try towing a trailer that weighs 3000 Lbs, you lose your guarantee on the car and who knows what happens? You may be lucky that you only needed to go downhill so you did not blow up your engine or transmission, or you may be unlucky that on the first few feet your engine blew up.
Get a better laptop. You better have deep pockets, because laptops that are somewhat decent run about $ 5 K. Better get a decent workstation for below $ 2 K.
Thank you so much for your advice. but I just bought a Canon HV 40 (High Def
video tape camcorder).Thought that I could start working with Pr CS4.I'd
like to do some simple editing work and especially creating subtitles for
If in this case,Is there any other software can do the job smoothly with my
laptop? I've heard "Sony Vegas Pro 9 and Edius 4". I don'know which one I
should take due to this laptop condition.
Check the trial versions and system requirements. BTW, it is Edius 5.0 with 5.5 around the corner. Use both trials and see what you like best. This is a very personal choice. An alternative may be PE, that may have lesser system requirements, but allows you to upgrade to PR with more ease, because the interface is pretty similar. Your next notebook may be more capable and then the transition from PE to PR is pretty small. Something to consider.
Sony's Vegas (various flavors) gets some pretty good recs., even around here in Adobe-land. However, I do not know what its system requirements would be.
I'd add Premiere Elements 7 (the current PrE 8 requires danged near as much power, as does PrPro CS4), but one might have trouble finding this, since PrE 8 is now current.
I also have two other NLE's, CyberLink's PowerDirector and Magix MovieEdit Pro. Mine are older versions, and again I do not know what the current versions' minimum requirements are.
Any of those will do what you want. Each will be a bit different in the terms used, where various buttons are located, and the overall "fun and ease of use" factors. Personally, I'd not give up my PrPro for a box full of all the rest (have never tried any Vegas), plus a crisp US$100 bill.
Still, it's about getting the programs to run well on your computer. I just do not know what the specs. are on those others. Also, as Harm says, the "minimum requirements" are basically just to install the program. Getting it to run requires a bit more, and getting it to actually function requires even more. Were I head of marketing, I'd just about double EVERY requirement, though it might cost sales. It would be all about usability, and enjoyment. However, Adobe must have my old phone number...
No beginer's luck,But I'm very happy to know you guys here.
Just found this link "EDIUS Pro vs Adobe Premiere Pro"
I've ever heard that Edius do sutitle job much better the Pr pro. Who knows?
C'est la vie!
It seems that I have to change my "Car" or make another journey.
Thanks again for your advice.
I’m thinking of buying a Thinkpad w701 (WorkStation) in order to run all the new features and the great stuffs of Adobe Cs5 (AE & PrPro …).
What I need:
Object Buffers / Longer RAM Previews / More Persistent Caches, so as to avoiding “Unable to allocate image buffer” errors.
My question is:
How much RAM should I have to achieve the requirement?
ThinkPad W701ds laptop
Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (6M Cache, 1.60 GHz)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
17" WUXGA RGB-LED-BL + 10.6" WXGA LED-BL
NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M 96-core CUDA parallel computing processor 1GB (dedicated)
2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)
Ultranav + Number Pad + Fingerprint Reader
Primary Hard Drive
320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
Multi Recorder Optical Drive (12.7mm)
9 cell Li-Ion Battery
Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters
ThinkPad bgn Wireless
Minimum 8 GB memory and at least 2 7200 RPM SATA disks, but better 3.
Sager has nice laptops, but calculate at least $ 4.5 K or more.
Thank you so much Harm.
What does it stand for "but better 3"?
The Hard Drive for this w701 in France is: "320 Go - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 tours/min", is it all right?
Is there any other about the config on this w701 that I should take into consideration?
PW, Since I'm living in France, there's no Customize & Buy and the only model selling here is w701. In fact, I'm looking for w701ds wth dual screen,
Do you think that it's necessary to have that second sreen?
In that case you need a XpressCard to eSATA connector to enable at least 1 but preferably 2 eSATA 7200 disks. Keep in mind that your laptop and external disks need to be plugged in a wall outlet for these disks to operate. So much for portability...
I'm confused about these technical names with their functionaliy.
What is "XpressCard" ? Do you mean "Express Card" ? I finally got this on Lenovo site, but which one is sutable?
Express Card(54mm) + Express Card(34mm)
Smart Card + Express Card(34mm) [add $10.00]
Compact Flash (PCIe) + Express Card(34mm) [add $10.00]
I just don't understand the use of "Express Card" and Why I should add one? Could you please check out this site and see if this "Card" has been included in W701 - 2500 ?
BTW, this is the only choice for us in France.
Awesome! I got it.
My last questions:
1. Do you think that "Intel Core i7 720QM / 1.6 GHz" is powerful enough to perform "Multi Work" with Adobe Cs5 (AE, PrPro ...)?
2. Do you think that it's necessary to buy w701ds with a secondary sreen, instead of having w701 which has only one screen?
3. Do you happen to know that someone could buy a laptop ouside of U.S?
Since I would like to place an order for a w701ds from the Lenovo (U.S) website. Due to the Customs Restriction they would not be able to send any product out side U.S. Also they do not take any International Credit Card apart from Amex and the shipping address should be in U.S
1. Once you accept the fact that all laptops at the same price as a desktop/workstation are a factor 5 or more slower and you are happy with that, go ahead.
2. If you want a second screen, why use such a slow laptop?
3. Sounds like a bogus story, invented by Lenovo to keep prices artificially high in Europe. It has nothing to do with Customs when the same machine is for sale in France, just price protection by Lenovo. This is exactly the same with Sony and XDCAM cameras, but at least they admit it.
A notebook is much more vulnerable to failures, defects and broken components than a workstation. I would not consider buying one in the US and have it shipped over here, because of warranty issues.
The main reason why I would like to buy one with dual screen that is because of its portable workstation feature, faster for video edting as lenovo advertised, but I really don't have an idea about how slow it would be in comparison with a desktop workstation.
Another reason is, I'm going to make "Online Training Course". EX: When holding a Visual Conference by using Adobe Connect Pro, in the mean time, runing multi-applications, I can not aford a "system crash". In my guess, a laptop like this one may avoid this happening, and its second small screen would allow me to view another application at the same time, Honestly, I'm quite influenced by Lenovo ad. don't know it's really worth or not.
Talking about "Price Protection", I'd like to know if I could take out a subscription to "Connect Pro" from the site of U.S, since its price is incredible high on French site?
It's a great pleasure to talk with you, Harm, I've learned a lot from you. Thank you!.