Yes, I have a Dell M6600 with the NVIDIA M3000 card, 16 gig of RAM and an i7 2820Q processor. It is smokin fast and has all the connections you need. Check eBay for good deals on refurbished with full warranty.
There are some decent laptops for Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5. The best ones are both heavy and expensive, and work best for AVCHD formats (video HD, DSLR video, etc.) when configured with nVidia GTX 460m (or similar) video and assisted with an external eSATA or USB 3.0 Hard drive or RAID array.
You should do some exploring in the hardware forum and also post back with the following information so recommendations will be on target for your needs:
- any cost restrictions
- any weight restrictions
- what formats and how many layers and effects are you likely to be working on most of the time
Thanks guys, I am under the impression that I need a big heavy machine to run my software appropriately and I do want to have a mchine that works well so I am ready to drop a bit of coin.
I was wondering if I should jump up to an alienware or apple or if I can get a Dell that will run it well.
I am doing everything in 1080/60.
Some ideas for a Laptop Video Editing PC
-NOTE only 1 hard drive in above, so you will need to add a 2nd drive or use eSata for video files
-or Google "ASUS G74SX-BBK7" (without the quote "" marks)
-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
I am using an ASUS G73jw, with 14GB ram and twodrives...OS and Programs on corsairF120SSD and Seagate Momentus 500GB for rest. Although this machine is now old and slow because it is almost a year old now, it does fine. I did achieve a faster benchmark on the PPBM5 site using a second F120 instead of the Momentus.
I am curious to see what sandy bridge e will bring to laptops....the current sandy bridge units are showing significant speed improvements.....check out the laptops on PPBM5. One machine rendered the timeline in 6 seconds!!!
However, you will note that no laptop comes close to a fast desktop system on that benchmark.....even the best is ranked around 150th. Ideally, if you can find one that has three HDD bays and allows a RAID 0 setup for drive 2 and 3....that should scream....