First the bonus question: Nobody has submitted results yet with a GT425M, so no one can say it will work with the hack. The only way to be sure is to try it out. Then you will know.
However coming back to your main question about screen resolution, you are right about the minimum requirements being 1280 x 900. It means that the program will install and run, but you can't access some of the UI boxes, because they are not displayed, making it absolutely worthless. You can't access zoom levels below the timeline, you may not be able to access audio tracks, etc. Another requirement is at least two 7200 RPM SATA disks or better, which precludes almost all notebooks.
You can find decent notebooks for PR CS5 from Sager, Eurocom or Clevo that meet minimum requirements and can even perform as DTR's, starting from $ 4 K and going up to over $ 10 K.
If you look at the PPBM5 Benchmark results, you will see a very nice Sager notebook around 36-th place and other notebooks at the bottom of the list and around 10 to 30 times slower than a fast desktop machine.
To put it bluntly, save your money, don't invest in an underspecced and extremely slow notebook that will not work.
Thanks for your helpfully answer,
I mostly use hard cuts and don't use more than 2 video lines, so I can say I'm not a power user. I don't have the money for a 4k dollar system. I have to buy the notebook anyway, so I thought it would be nice to have a system for travelling.
Whats the advantage of two harddisk instead of one? Would it work for me with one 7200rpm disk? Can I use instead of a second intern harddisk an extern model with usb 3.0 or esata or is the speed from these connections to low?
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eSATA is just a good as internal SATA, only it means another power cable.
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>Whats the advantage of two harddisk instead of one?
One hard drive has one read/write head (or set of heads if multi-platter... all physically locked together) so that one (set of) read/write head(s) may only be in one spot on the hard drive at a time
That means that any Windows activity precludes any file activity
You really need at least 2 hard drives... I have 3...
1 - 320G WD Win7 and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
To add to John's valid remark about disk access, just consider serial processing and parallel processing. A single core processor has to execute all instructions in a serial way, a multi-core processor can handle instructions in parallel. That makes a multi-core processor much faster. The same with disks. With only one disk, everything must be done in a serial way, with multiple disks, access can be done parallel, thus much faster.
It is like taking all the kids on a football team to the opponents field. If you have a Porsche 911 (very fast BTW) you can only take one kid at a time, so you have to make multiple trips. OTOH, if you have an old schoolbus (much slower than a Porsche 911), you can take the whole team in one trip and save a lot of time. The same with disks.
thanks for your advises, I will save my money and spent it in a new desktop system.