HELP Laptop for editing with tight budget. Dell Inspiron?

NewB's picture
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Joined: 02/02/2014 - 8:06am

I'm looking for a laptop $900 or under for video editing purposes, with Windows 7, of course.

I am currently eyeing a Dell Inspiron 15R Special Edition with the following specs:


  • 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3632QM 6MB cache, up to 3.2Ghz
  • 1TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7730M Discrete Graphics
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1
  • 8X Tray Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
  • About $900


Will this be sufficient to run, say, Adobe Premiere Pro? Or is there something even less expensive that would make the cut?


vid-e-o-man's picture
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NewB, I've not used Adobe but I think that you will find better performance if you can find a laptop with a faster hard drive (at least 7200 rpm). You can probably downgrade to an i5 and still get the performance that you need if this elp keep te rice in your range. Keep shooting.