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    hello everybody,

    i have a project for which i require a laptop to edit the film. i will be shooting on 16:9 SD mode. Currently i edit on my desktop pc. my configuration of the desktop comp is 3ghz (lower than core2duo ), 500gb HDD, 2 gb ram.

    the laptop i plan to buy has following specs:

    Dell™ Inspiron 15R New Laptop (T540505IN
    Intel® Core™ i5-430M Processor (2.26Ghz, 4 Threads, Turbo Boost up to 2.53 GHz, 3M cache)
    Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
    4GB (2 X 2 GB) 2 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
    320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
    15.6 Widescreen HD WLED Glossy Display with TrueLife™ (1366x76
    ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 - 1GB (India).


    MY QUESTION IS:

    1- the configuration of the laptop is higher than my desktop, so will the performance of the laptop be better than my desktop?

    2- is the laptop i am planning to buy capable of editing pal *.avi's?




    i am planning to buy the following laptop:
    Recalculating Price
    Dell™ Inspiron 15R New Laptop (T540505IN


    link of specs: The Dell Online Store: Build Your System




    thanks in advance,
    kindly enlighten


    regards,


    Payal.

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    i am planning to use adobe premiere pro 2 or canopus edius as video editing software. i will also be using s/w like after effects, photoshop, 3ds max and sound forge

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    I've always had problems with anything Dell in the past. I prefer HP.

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    I have a dell Studio on Vista, its has whistles and bells and a 500GB hard drive. Don't use a lap top for editing the graphic cards aren't up to it. I have big problems with editing HD images in a Corel video editor pro x2 until the stuff has been rendered into PAL format, then it struggles when I try to fit more than 1 insert / overlay track onto a timeline I went to PC world where I brought it from and they say the graphics card is too small and can't be replaced for on that will let the programme run to its full extent.

    Look into get a MAC instead as they are apparently the best for editing. ( skint now so can't say if its true or not)

    One other thing,....... I down loaded the Adobe premiere free trial and it kept crashing everytime I tried to do anything on it.

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    Take a look at the acer aspire 9810 I think it is. It is a laptop but it is more like a portable desktop. It has 4gb Ram, its a core2 intel processor, and has a huge 20inch widescreen. But to top it off, it has 2 hard drives fitted. which means you can use one for capture which will make things a lot quicker. and it has built in firewire for capturing.
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    Mine has fire wire fitting..... not that it does much good...

    I wouldn't be dazzled by all the tech info unless the graphics card is up to scratch. I am not a computer buff but some cards use the hard drive to expand into which wasn't much use on my lap top...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben654321 View Post
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    Tread carefully with laptops!
    Lap tops you can't replace the graphics card so you are stuck with what ever is in the computer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFV View Post
    Don't use a lap top for editing the graphic cards aren't up to it.
    Or use Sony Vegas which does all its graphics in the CPU.
    Seriously, for SD, a laptop of that spec will be fine.
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    im pretty sure this is a best buy exclusive, buy i have this laptop Blu-ray meets mobility. The Samsung R580 Notebook. Take HD everywhere. R580 - Notebooks - Mobile Computing | SAMSUNG and render hd with vegas with absolutely no problem. Handles everything i throw at it and it is relatively inexpensive for what is included.
    also, as far as "Lap tops you can't replace the graphics card so you are stuck with what ever is in the computer" that is not entirely true. But unless you know exactly what components are in the machine, you're better off leaving it alone...

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