With a second 7200 RPM drive and memory upgraded to 16 GB and possibly an i7-2820QM CPU or faster, it does indeed look appealing if you need the portability. You need a wall outlet anyway, so portability may not be the issue here. If not, then a desktop is cheaper, faster and has more room to grow.
Laptop Video Editing PChttp://www.sagernotebook.com/
-or another brand laptop with the following features
-the newer sandy bridge 2720 or 2820 quad processor
-and nvidia graphics preferably the 460m, 485m is a bit much
-1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
-and 8 or 16 gig ram and Win7 64bit Pro
-and 2 internal 7200 HDDs minimum
This unit does have (apparently) two hard drives of 750 GB each. There are no 1.5 TB 2.5" 7200 rpm drives. The only thing better would of course 3 hard drives.
Thanks for the input. I can't imagine why you'd buy a laptop if you didn't need portability, so I thin that has to be factored into the equation.
Also, while the Sager laptops are obviously powerhouse machines, I think the portability, and bang-for-buck can't be left out.
I was looking for something under 10lb, under $2K, CUDA GPU, fast-ish CPU and at least 2 HD slots. I think $ for $, the new Asus can't be beat...
I'm right with you. Nice portable desktop at a decent price. Sadly the graphics card is not supported for GPU accelartion which means no Mercury Playback engine http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
So if you upgrade the graphics card, what would you upgrade it too?
This unit does have a CUDA MPE capable graphics card. Just because it not on the supported list does not mean it will not work. All you have to do is added it to the Adobe file "cuda_supported_supported.txt"