AVCHD material can be edited on a notebook, if you have an i7-9xx CPU, at least 6 GB memory, although 12 would be much better, and at least three internal 7200 SATA disks or SSD's with sufficient storage capacity. Dual cores or even quad cores without HT do not cut it. The only notebooks worth looking at are Sager or Clevio. Starting around $ 4K.
All your test scores are completely irrelevant. Instead have a look at the disastrously slow notebook results on the PPBM5 Benchmark that pale in comparison to a proper desktop. If you have sufficient patience to watch a retired snail overtake you during his afternoon nap, go ahead with a 1500 - 1800 Euro notebook, but you will be very disappointed.
Both the notebooks you described are way underpowered for AVCHD and are a waste of money.
thank you very much for your answer. Do you think the following notebook would be suitable for occasional editing of 3-4min clips (we have got a desktop editing machine with i7, 12gb, nvidia gts250, and 4 7200 barracuda hdds)? so basically it should only be able to work as a backup editing machine in case two clips have to be finished at the same time. since there is only one hdd, I could put an sdd into it as well. and I could upgrade to 16gb ram. the reason, why this particular notebook is interesting for me, is that through a student discount I can get it for EUR 1,700 instead of EUR 2,500 (cheapest price on the market for this setup). I am aware that it won't be as fast as my desktop (which works spledidly with avchd!), but it should be faster than a retired snail overtaking during his afternoon nap ;-)
I would really appreciate your opinion on that one or from anybody else that has particular experiences with this notebook and avchd!
HP EliteBook 8540w
- Prozessor: Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Prozessor
- Takt: 1,73 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, bis zu 2,93 GHz mit Intel Turbo-Boost-Technologie
- HD: 500 GB SATA (7200rpm) mit HP 3D DriveGuard
- RAM: 2 x 4 GB (DDR3 1333 MHz), upgradeable to 16 GB RAM
- Display: 15,6" (16:9) Full-HD anti-glare Display mit LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung (1920 x 1080); Umgebungslichtsensor & HP Nightlight
- Graphik: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800M mit 1 GB dediziert GDDR5 RAM
- WWAN: WWAN Modul nicht integriert, im nachhinein aufrüstbar
- Batterie: HP 8-Zellen Long-Life-Akku (68 WHr) (3 Jahre Garantie)
- optisches Laufwerk: DVD+/–RW, Blu-Ray Player/Writer, SuperMulti Dual Layer mit LightScribe Technologie (Upgrade Bay, second disk drive)
- Kamera: 2 Megapixel Webcam
- Gewicht: ca. 2,9 kg
- Garantie: 3 Jahre PickUp & Return Garantie (3-3-0)
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It would be very slow, but if you have TWO full licences for Adobe, you may get by. Remember, you can only use one machine at a time with a single licence, so for your purposes you need two licences.
thanks a lot! of course, I would get me a second licence!