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I am looking for a good video editing laptop so that I can edit when I am away from the studio.
Iam close to purchasing an HP with the following specs but that I would get all your opinions first…
Windows Vista 64 Bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9550
4GB DDR2 System Memory
500 GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
1 GB NVidia Ge Force GT 130M
16″ HD Screen
shouldwork just fine, but, you might have a data transfer rate problem with the hard drive at 5400. I would suggest an external drive for video files.
I will agree about the 54, if you could find another comp in the same price range that sports a 7200RPM HD then you might give that a try, otherwise look for an external for the vid files as JohnBoy said. Also, Gateway has a rig out now with DDR3 ram which is slightly more stable and faster. If the price is similar, you might check it out.
Other than those two things, the rig looks good, and trust me, you will love that nvidia card.
Thanks alot for the feedback…I did take into account your comments and have redesigned a laptop with the following specs…
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
I am assuming base don the comments that this machine would do the trick?
you shouldn’t have any regrets with that setup
With an external firewire 7200 RPM hdd, I would think so…especially for DV. You should be fine.
For HD/HDV you might want a RAID 0 external HDD (like the GRAID or other NAS RAID 0 device).
I hope that helps.