My kid was in year 4 of college and his current laptop was the usual dead battery and other issues. We went with a simple Sony Core 2 Duo, 4GB, Intel MHD4500 video, firewire, 500GB HDD, wifi 15 inch laptop.
Works. Nothing stops this from editing HD.
PS. My first video editing laptop? Acer ter-600. Only 6 hours to render the DVD!
I am wanting to buy a laptop. I am entering as a film major next year and I need my laptop to be very quick with adobe premiere pro cs5. I need rendering, finalizing, etc to be top notch. I am hoping to have a $600 limit. Any ideas? I am not sure where to start because I have never owned a laptop before. I film all in HD