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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Bristol UK

    Default Advise on which laptop

    Wanting to buy a new laptop to edit on Sony Vegas I am looking at two in particular. Can anyone advise. The first as a core2duo T5500 with dedicated graphics card and the second a core2duo with T7300. Should I go for the dedicated card or the faster processor specs below

    Fujitsu Siemens ESPRIMO Mobile V5545

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83GHz
    RAM: 2GB DDR2-667MHz
    Hard Drive: 120GB
    Display: 15.4" Widescreen TFT
    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
    Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD2400 128Mb


    Acer TravelMate 5720-301G16Mi

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0GHz
    RAM: 1GB DDR2-553MHz - would expand to 2Gb
    Hard Drive: 150GB
    Display: 15.4" Widescreen TFT
    Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
    Graphics: Intel GMA X3100

    Would be using an external drive for capture.


  2. #2
    TDA-Digital Guest

    Default Not an Acer

    Personally, Iím against Acer, since Iíve gotten burnt by them on several occasions in the past on support issues.

    I believe Acer is more of a holding company that buys up start-up companies, retains them for two to four years, then sells them off or sells the support off to a third party; and you, the customer are left high and dry if the supporting company goes out of business or drops serving the product.

    Just my opinion with a little experience to back it up!

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    Surrey, UK
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    Setting aside TDA's comments about Acer (and I too have experience of a "problem" Acer laptop, albeit some years ago - some 9 months to resolve)

    As I understand it......
    Vegas currently does all it's graphics processing in the CPU. Or to put it another way, it doesn't use your GPU (on your graphics card) power for its work so money is better spent on CPU than graphics card. This may change (there was some suggestion of this early on this year when Sony Media Software announced some tie in with AMD/ATI but nothing happened with the realease of version 8.

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