laptop for heavy video editing (premiere pro and after effects)

matthieu_1

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Hey, Guys looking for a laptop that can do heavy video editing.

Don't bother me with macs , Amd cpu, Acer or dell brands.

The intel U series are only dual core making them probably not the best for rendering a video ( correct me if I am wrong) and also does intel hd graphics now sufficient for video editing? (autocad too)

max budget 1250$
look at https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/6926130 ( over kill I think)
https://www.mikescomputershop.com/item/6196241
https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/6127827
https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/6068823
 

Jakob Kudsk

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Sorry for the confusing answer, I just saw your links again.

If you video edit, you absolutely need:

Atleast one SSD
Four cores

Without those, it doesnt matter with the rest when it comes to video editing.

The lenovo one has a crap build (the case, things break etc).

You write you dont want acer. Okay. I can only say the nitro 17 inches with I7 and 2hhd are superp> I got mine one year ago, a two year old model. For 1100 USD. but unfortunately, it has not dropped in price. It has not, because it is solid: it is really worth the buy. I can def. recommend making sure you just get 4 cores, SSD and the largest GPU available. You cannot upgarde the GPU later. If you ONLY do video editing, then you can lower the GPU, but do not go low on the cores. Def. not lower than 4 for video.
 

matthieu_1

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That's a good point, I might just use an external drive or something. But if I go with the U cpu's it only take longer to render?
 

Jakob Kudsk

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Hi!

I got the Acer Nitro 17, I7, 16gb ram and the 860m. The very biggest mistake I did back then was to compromise the GPU which cannot be upgraded.

As others wrote:

Get two HDD, one should be SSD for sure. You will save soooo much time, you wont believe...

If you use after effects for a lot of animation, you really cannot see it live without prerender on anything less than a stationary. That being said, it is fine with a laptop.

I can recommend the laptops by Acer, the nitro ones, with newer graphic cards. If you get one, get the largest GPU. The build is super solid, great reviews and it is very sturdy.

When I render, if is often the CPU that meets the roof and the ram. The GPU helps alot of you get higher than the 800 generation of Nvidia. It really does! in particular if you use media encoder by adobe.

Or

Get a laptop with thunderbolt port, which you can then later buy an external GPU for.

With media encoder you can use the GPU to render.
 

Jakob Kudsk

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Jul 15, 2016
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Sorry for the confusing answer, I just saw your links again.

If you video edit, you absolutely need:

Atleast one SSD
Four cores

Without those, it doesnt matter with the rest when it comes to video editing.

The lenovo one has a crap build (the case, things break etc).

You write you dont want acer. Okay. I can only say the nitro 17 inches with I7 and 2hhd are superp> I got mine one year ago, a two year old model. For 1100 USD. but unfortunately, it has not dropped in price. It has not, because it is solid: it is really worth the buy. I can def. recommend making sure you just get 4 cores, SSD and the largest GPU available. You cannot upgarde the GPU later. If you ONLY do video editing, then you can lower the GPU, but do not go low on the cores. Def. not lower than 4 for video.
 
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