12 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2010 1:10 AM by Harm Millaard

    My Laptop Config for video editing...is it right for me?

    payal_C Level 1

      hello all,


      greetings to all of you. this is my first post.  i want to know can i edit sd video on the laptop that i have decieded to purchase? i have decieded to go for dell inspiron with following specs:


      dell studio S541036IN8


      Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (2.53GHz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.06GHz, 3M cache)


      Windows 7


      4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (Work at 1066MHz for Intel Arrandale CPU)


      320GB 7200RPM  SATA Hard Drive


      ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB


      i will be editing mostly sd videos, captured from my video camera by firewire. i will be working on softwares like premiere pro 2, adobe after effects cs2, 3ds max, photoshop and edius. Currently i work on my old desktop which has following config.


      Intel Pentium 4 ---- 3 Ghz.

      2 GB RAM

      500 GB HDD.


      i am ok working with my old desktop.


      My question:


      the laptop that i have decieded to  buy is more advanced than my old desktop.

      - Will i get better performance from my laptop than my old desktop?

      - Will i be able to edit avi captured by firewire in Premier Pro 2 on my laptop?

      - is the laptop i have selected strong enough to edit premiere pro?



      kindly enlighten


      thanks in advance