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Laptop for video editing!

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

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Just sharing.

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.
Bob

PS. My first video editing laptop? Acer ter-600. Only 6 hours to render the DVD!

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Helpful!

Ok thank you very much! thats very helpful, could you provide a link or two to where a I could purchase one? Thank you!

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That was 2 years ago.

Today I suggest you try the Laptop Pickers at the top of this forum. Try the nice i5 Sandy Bridge machines if you can fit that into your budget.
Bob

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Dell

Is that able to handle cs5 very quickly?

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Compared to what?

It's your run of the mill i3 machine with all the usual work horse things.

I will warn you that the Inspiron LCDs are BARELY acceptable. A rabid photoshopper might be upset with the LCD.

--> Have you inspected this LCD?
Bob

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