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    Question What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    Am off to Thailand to train and want to edit some of my video footage of me thai boing to put on facebook. So I am looking for a new laptop

    Any ideas of what I should go for ?

    Have around £700 to spend

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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    Get something small and lightweight. I am sure that waiting a few more minutes for your videos to encode would be better that lugging around extra weight.

    The less you carry the more mobile you will be!


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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    True good point :-)

    Would dual core be ok tho for watching 1080p video footage from my camrcorder, or am I going to need quad core ?

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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    A dual core will be fine as long as the IGP can decode the video.


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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    The Toshiba Portege R700-15R is worth considering IMHO:

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/oshib...urce=LDfroogle

    OTH,an 11.6" or 12" Intel CULV or AMD Zacate or Athlon based laptop would be smaller but have less processing power.

    The problem with the Intel CULV based laptops is that many have a poor IGP which hampers HD video decoding whereas the AMD Athlon based laptops have poorer battery life but are better at HD video decoding.
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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    I would get a satellite R630-13T if I was you.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/133-t...7-75-cash-back
    Main difference is no fingerprint reader afaik, it's a better laptop tbh, and cheaper.
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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    But when you compare that laptop to this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dell-Studio-15...item45f7cea7db

    You seem to get a lot more for the money

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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamieuk23 View Post
    But when you compare that laptop to this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Dell-Studio-15...item45f7cea7db

    You seem to get a lot more for the money
    More to lug around too!

    Also,the Portege R630 and R700 have a reinforced frame too.


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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    Kinder thinking put my laptop in my suitcase. and can use my Dell streak tablet around the airports etc. am in Thailand for 33 days in the same bungalow so the laptop will be stationary while I am there.

    Just doesnt seem to make sence to me to loose out on much better specs just because of weight

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    Re: What laptop for around £700 for some video editing and movies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamieuk23 View Post
    Kinder thinking put my laptop in my suitcase. and can use my Dell streak tablet around the airports etc. am in Thailand for 33 days in the same bungalow so the laptop will be stationary while I am there.

    Just doesnt seem to make sence to me to loose out on much better specs just because of weight
    Which will then go into the hold and probably get damaged as these are consumer grade laptops with the appropriate build and very little screen reinforcement. My idea of fun is not taking the kitchen sink with me though and overpacking.

    It makes less sense to take two computers with you when one will do the job of both of them and it also makes you more of a target for thieves too.

    On top of this all the computing gear counts towards your weight allowance. What about the fact you may want to get some stuff in Thailand too??

    Anyway,it seems you can get the version of the R700 with a 2.4GHZ Core i3 for the same price:

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Toshi...n.asp?PID=1050

    The R630 looks similar and cheaper though.
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