I want to begin editing video on my laptop but unfortuantely cant afford to buy a new one so want to simply upgrade my existing machine. I would love some advice on what specs I should aim for if I wish to create 30-60minute short films on my machine using Avid Xpress or Premiere. Here are my existing specs: (from crucial.com)
Model: E-Machine M5100
Maximum Memory Capacity: 1024MB
Currently Installed Memory: 544 MB
Available Memory Slots: -2
Number of Banks: 1
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
CPU Family: Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz Model 2, Stepping 9
CPU Speed: 2392 MHz
Firewire: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host controller
Display: Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics controller
Questions Im interested in are.
What RAM should I aim for?
If I can, should I change my processor / CPU speed?
Will my firewire card do?
Should I get a specific video/graphics card?
Or all in all should I get a new machine?