I'mm looking at purchasing a Dell laptop (Inspiron 9300) to do a lot of video editing on. I use Adobe Premiere Pro for my editing software.
This is the configuration I am looking at:
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 (1.73 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen XGA+ Display
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDA® GeForce™ Go 6800
100GB Hard Drive (Ultra ATA)
8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
Microsoft® Plus! Digital Media Edition
What I need to know is if anyone is using a configuration like this for video editing and if it is satisfactory. I have concerns about the speed of the hard drive, as well as the Dell integrated audio (no options available for audio). Synchronization of sound is obviously essential.
I would really appreciate getting some opinions on whether or not this machine will be adequate. I would hate to spend all that money and find out it just can't do it.