I'm about to get a new laptop. I do not own a desktop so everything I do is via a laptop. At the moment I make quite a few DVD's using Nero 11. The majority of the files are either AVCHD or MKV files. My laptop is just under 5 years old although it was good in its day is now quite slow and when I transcode the file and burn it to a disk it can take as long as 4 hours to copy one hour worth of footage.
Three main questions:-
1) Does the graphics card make much of a diference in the transcoding proccess or is it mainly to do with the RAM and processor?
2) The laptop I'm looking at has an K1000M card in it. Is there a big difference between the K1000M and the K2000M for video editing purposes? FYI, I have no interest in 'gaming'
3) At the moment I'm using Nero 11 but I've been recommended Cyberlink Powerdirector. Is there a big difference between the 2 pieces of software? Can you recommend a different editing device? FYI, I'm only doing very basic editing (deleting adverts).
Any other advice would be appreciated.