Which laptop is best for video post production

Agnes11

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Dec 12, 2016
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Hi,

Im looking for a laptop for video and 3D postproduction. There's a huge amount of these laptops and could use some pointers on where to look!
My priorities are:
- Good cooling system (dont want thermal throttling)
- screen that supports full sRGB, HD or UHD resolution, IPS
- quad core i7 or Xeon processor
- min 16gb RAM with the option for upgrading to 32
- M.2 slot
- USB type c, USB 3.1, seats connectors
- graphics card 1070 or 1080, could also be the 980 one. Id prefer if its the desktop version and not the mobile one.

My budget is a bit over 2k. I know thats maybe to low for for this configuration, therefore id also be happy with a previous generation laptop.
Thanks so much in advance!
 

GreyCatz

Admirable
Very well, Agnes:

Going by your adjustments, it appears that your starting point is going to be a powerful gaming laptop. While most gaming laptops fall short on the sRGB requirement (80% to 95%), I did find this MSI GS73VR 6RF on Amazon for $1,700:

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GS73VR-Stealth-Pro-025-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IOHNQQK%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAICE7LOAJMK3SSLPA%26tag%3Dcshopper-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01IOHNQQK%26ascsubtag%3D4a8c4456-21e0-4b6c-987f-460cee681cfe

The specs suggest that this is the 2K TN version which covers 100 % of sRGB and 74 % of Adobe RGB as tested by notebookcheck.net. But further down the display resolution is stated as 4K, which may be a typo but I'm not entirely sure. The MSI comes with a quad-core Skylake i7 and a 6GB GTX 1060 card, M.2 socket and Thunderbolt 3. If it really is the 2K version, this might be the laptop you are looking for.
 

GreyCatz

Admirable
Greetings, Agnes:

I must admit your requirements are a bit confusing: You seem to want a powerful workstation (a Xeon CPU), but you'd also like a decidedly gaming-oriented GPU (10-series nVidia). Your screen preference points to a workstation while your concern about heating/throttling suggests a gaming rig.

One workstation option is the Eurocom P5 Pro:
http://www.eurocom.com/

Starting at $1,416 you can add a Xeon E3 CPU and an 8GB GTX980M card. You can get a high-quality IGZO panel, but no USB Type-C port. It does come with an M.2 socket. With these customizations alone, you're already way past $2,000 with the final tally landing you in the upper $3,000-range.

A less expensive option is this Dell Precision 15 7000:
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=xctomp751015us&model_id=precision-m7510-workstation&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04

Starting at $1,129, you can add a quad-core i7 Skylake CPU with Thunderbolt 3 support. GPU options max out with a 4GB nVidia Quadro M2000M. M.2 sockets are available as are UHD IGZO panels. End-prices will fall between $2,200 and $2,700.

Alternatively, you might consider an all-out gaming machine, like the ones listed on this web site:
http://www.ultrabookreview.com/10939-laptops-nvidia-1070-1080/

The article has been updated as of December 8th. These machines will meet most of your requirements with the exception a high-quality panel designed for heavy graphical work.

If your line of work includes "video and 3D postproduction", I'd definitely recommend a workstation over a gaming rig. And to meet as many requirements as possible you may have to expand your budget as far as $2,500.

Best of luck,
GreyCatz.
 

Agnes11

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Dec 12, 2016
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Thanks for your answer.
For 3D i would be using Blender, so the gaming graphics card is acceptable.
And as for the screen, it just really needs to be sRBG or more.
Do you know any laptops that have HD display that does cover sRGB?
The display doesnt need to be 4k, even better if its not, because it uses much more battery.
And forget about the Xeon ;)
 

GreyCatz

Admirable
Very well, Agnes:

Going by your adjustments, it appears that your starting point is going to be a powerful gaming laptop. While most gaming laptops fall short on the sRGB requirement (80% to 95%), I did find this MSI GS73VR 6RF on Amazon for $1,700:

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GS73VR-Stealth-Pro-025-i7-6700HQ/dp/B01IOHNQQK%3Fpsc%3D1%26SubscriptionId%3DAKIAICE7LOAJMK3SSLPA%26tag%3Dcshopper-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB01IOHNQQK%26ascsubtag%3D4a8c4456-21e0-4b6c-987f-460cee681cfe

The specs suggest that this is the 2K TN version which covers 100 % of sRGB and 74 % of Adobe RGB as tested by notebookcheck.net. But further down the display resolution is stated as 4K, which may be a typo but I'm not entirely sure. The MSI comes with a quad-core Skylake i7 and a 6GB GTX 1060 card, M.2 socket and Thunderbolt 3. If it really is the 2K version, this might be the laptop you are looking for.
 
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