i7 are all quad cores. There is no dual core i7 in existence and you don't want anything less than an i7. Just make sure you have at least 2 x 7200 RPM SATA drives and more than 1280 x 900 monitor resolution.
Harm, there is an i7-620M dual core laptop processor. But I sure would not want one for video editing.
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Here is a very interesting Laptop if you have a Best Buy near you. It has adequate screen resolution, two hard disk drives, nVidia 1 GB graphics, medium Sandy Bridge mobile CPU, 8 GB of RAM that can very easily be user upgraded to 16 GB, all for $1200. It should meet your general requirements.
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In our testing here, more cores on mobile equals better performance in Premiere than less at faster GHz.
Hey thanks. I've been considering that Asus, except that I've heard that their motherboards or hardrives or something fail pretty often. I'm not sure if that's just a rumor though. Also that thing has a pretty massive screen, which on a laptop I really tend to hate because it's so heavy and harder to transport. (although I do realize that finding a smaller screen with a large enough resolution might not be possible.) The I7 Quad-Core that I described above is the 15 (or 14) inch lenovo Y570/Y470. It's $999
Not suitable. Underspecced. It needs at least TWO 7200 HDD's and this one has only one HDD running at a measly 5400 RPM.
For 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