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    *** new top of the range laptop ***

    Hey all... so it's simple. I'm a videographer and i work with HD footage. I'm looking for a laptop to allow me to work when I'm say, at a wedding in between speeches and the evening reception with 3 hours to kill. Basically I could have the most of the editing done while I'm scratching my ass.

    What i need is decent processing (2GHZ+ Dual Core), big ram (3GB+), big graphics (512MB+), blu-ray burner, compact flash slot (optional), reasonable HDD (100GB+)

    I know it probably won't be cheap but I don't want to be spending a small fortune.

    Cheers for any ideas guys!

    p.s and firewire
    Last edited by MarkTheNoob; 25-07-2009 at 02:51 PM. Reason: forgot firewire

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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    Studio XPS 16(1640) Laptop T9400 2.53Ghz 500gb, 1080p
    ebay item no: 330346608642
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Studio-XPS-16-...3%3A1|294%3A50

    Laptop Key Features

    * Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.53 Ghz cpu
    * 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3670
    * Keyboard: QWERTY (UK)
    * Operating System: Vista Ultimate
    * Built-in Webcam
    * 1080P Full HD RGB Screen
    * Illuminated Keyboard
    * 3.0GB RAM & 500 GB Hard Disk
    * HDMI socket
    * TV Inbuilt
    * 1 Year Warranty


    Barring the bluray seems ok for the money.

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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    There mobile derivatives for the Core i5 coming out in the next few months so I would be looking at the release date of these too!!

    Also AFAIK video encoding is better with quad cores so I would looking at getting a quad core notebook.


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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    There mobile derivatives for the Core i5 coming out in the next few months so I would be looking at the release date of these too!!

    Also AFAIK video encoding is better with quad cores so I would looking at getting a quad core notebook.
    Battery life? I'm not too sure how good they are but it's worth looking into

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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    If you are doing encoding battery life is going to be crap anyway and the mains will be the only option unless you own a mobile nuclear power plant that is.................!


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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    lol, i'm fresh out of uranium.

    ok, will look at the i5.

    i can usually get acces to mains so it's just a case of processing power.

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    Re: *** new top of the range laptop ***

    Macbook Pro for the lulz?

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