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Which laptops should I look into for multimedia editing?

I will be using the laptop for mainly HD1080p video editing, multimedia design, and recording/editing music through pro tools. I don't play games much, but I may play call of duty 4 and starcraft 2 from time to time. What are some things I should look out for?

Here are some laptops I found:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0327059

http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_G73JHA1/

I really like the asus models, but they are a bit expensive. Do I really need all those features, or could I go with lesser models for cheaper?

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These are not expensive for gamer laptops.

In reply to: Which laptops should I look into for multimedia editing?

Remember you are looking at machines that are not laptops. They are not for use when you want to be mobile on a daily basis. These are what we call gamer laptops which are best used on a desk top and only those that can stand hot laptops need to apply.

All these is covered many times so be sure you know what you are in for.
Bob

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gaming laptops

In reply to: Which laptops should I look into for multimedia editing?

Hi there,

The laptops you linked to are powering gaming laptops. Although you mentioned you would be doing some gaming, it doesn't seem like it is your main focus. The Dell Studio XPS 16 is a multimedia laptop with full 1080p high-definition support and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670. The processor is as powerful as the ones that you linked to because it is not meant for gaming.

What do you think?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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