getting a new laptop for premiere/after effects I have a budget of 2000$ and i need some one to post some specs also I have a question. is a dual core better than a quad core i7. also I want a nvida card and Intel i7 hope some helps thanks.
Sager / Clevo is about the only brand to look at for decent performance, but then $ 3,000 is around the bottom. If $ 2,000 is your limit, do a search for Toshiba Qosmio X500, but realize that they are a factor 6 - 10 slower than a desktop that costs around 30% less, so to justify the extra expense and the significantly slower performance, you have to have a real good reason.
Search around here, there have been numerous posts on laptops for editing.
Also have a look at the PPBM5 Benchmark and notice that nearly all laptops, with the exception of Sager, end near the bottom of the list.
is a dual core better than a quad core i7
Core 2 Duo is long past. I don't mean to sound rude, but the question is similar to: Is DOS 3.11 better than Win7?
Also press the Overview tab at the top of the page and read the articles available. It will be interesting.