Hey, I am new to these forums and am actually buying a laptop and a camcorder for a band that will be touring around the US this summer. Right now, all the guys need is decent image quality, and a laptop that can edit the video so we can upload tour blogs to youtube, myspace, etc.
Our price range is about $1100 for the laptop and $500 for the camera.
Right now we are looking at this camera, the JVC GZ-MG130 Digital Camcorder.
Below are the specs for a laptop we are looking at. Do you have any recommendations or see any areas that may be lacking for our purpose? Thanks a lot for your help. Really appreciate it
DISPLAY LCD: 15.4" Glare WXGA TFT LCD Display Max: 1280x800 Pixels
CPU: Mobile AMD Turion™64 MT-34 CPU @ 1.8GHz 1MB Cache Ultra Low Voltage 25Watt w/HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: VIA K8T890 + VT8237R Chipset Mainboard
MEMORY: 1GB PC3200 400MHz DDR SODIMM Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: ATI Mobility Radeon X700 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) 128MB VRAM Video
HARD DRIVE: 80GB 7200RPM ULTRA ATA 100 HARD DRIVE
OPTICAL DRIVE: 8X DVD REWRITABLE DRIVE
SOUND: BUILT-IN AC 97 SOUND