laptop for video editing (3 choices)

snowteller

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I will be getting a 17 inch laptop for light video editing

( merging 2 videos to pay side by side at the same time)

I just dont know know how much laptop i need. I dont plan on doing any gaming again just the video editing i was planning above. These are the specs on the 3 laptop choices I have.

Choice 1

Intel Core i7-6500 Processor
16GB DDR4 Memory
1TB hard drive / DVD Burner
17.3” Full HD Multi touch-enabled Display
NVIDIA Graphics with 2GB ($749)


Choice 2

AMD quad-core A10-9700P processor
8GB DDR3L SDRAM
1TB SATA hard drive)
AMD Radeon R6 graphics with 4352MB total graphics memory ($500)


Choice 3

AMD Quad-Core A12-9720P APU (2.7GHz, up to 3.6GHz burst frequency, 2 MB cache)+AMD Radeon™ 530 Graphics (4GB dedicated memory)
16 GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
1 TB 5400 rpm SATA
Intel® 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo ($850)

again i need to travel with this computer sometimes and i wont need it for games. just the video editing scenario i described above. Not looking for overkill just need it to do the task i have described.... so i guess what i am asking is if the $500 dollar one is enough?

plan on using movavi video editor or wondershare filmora (just need basic program that can join 2 videos together, no more no less.)

Thanks for the help
 

dudeman509

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Neither will be a strong video editor - both have fairly weak CPUs for the task (that i7 is a 2-core low-power version). But I'd pick system #1 hands down.

What you'd really want would be an i5-6300HQ/7300HQ or i7-6700HQ/7700HQ, but they may be slightly out of the range you're willing to spend on one.
 

snowteller

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What do you feel about choice #3 . That's a custom one from HP.com?

 

velo3100

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I would go with option 1 as it will be enough to do the things you are doing and as they are better for battery life I would choose it. Is the cpu a dual core ulv cpu or a quad core m cpu as you have not stated.
 

dudeman509

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6500 is a dual-core ULV.

OP, didn't recognize the A10 was one of the newer AMD chips; it's nearly as strong as the 4-core i5-6300HQ.

The best for video editing would be an Intel i7 4-core HQ, though. A 2-core will do it, but you'll be waiting around longer.

Look at benchmarks for CPUs relevant to what you'll be doing with them - Blender, Adobe tests, etc.
 
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