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2014/12/10 23:01:17 (permalink)

Laptop

Evening all. I am after a laptop with reasonable storage and video playback - and being clueless in this field would appreciate some advice! What kind of thing should I look for? Having done some prelim research there is just too much choice and too many specs and acronyms that mean jack all to me! Someone at work mentioned a macbook, is that overkill? As they seem quite expensive, but as far as I recall they are supposed to be pretty good for media?
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    Re: Laptop 2014/12/11 01:09:08 (permalink)
    What exactly are you doing with it?
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    Re: 2014/12/11 06:38:38 (permalink)
    Primarily for video analysis, watching and storing of the full length 2-4 gb vids and smaller clipped videos from the main files, and completing and storing reports on the videos. Sure there will be a bit of more general use as well.
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    Re: 2014/12/11 10:26:56 (permalink)
    How do you watch the Vids?..is it just to play them back? no editing or anything like that?
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    Re: 2014/12/11 13:30:23 (permalink)
    Errr aside from clipping and making montages there won't be other editing, I don't think. As to how to watch them... via a player that allows cutting, clipping and adding bits together! Sorry can't be more specific, bit of a blank area for me this.
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    Re: 2014/12/11 17:30:03 (permalink)
    Well any form of video editing with about 2-4gb files sizes is going to be a bit of a strain on most laptops, youll need a minimum of 8gb ram and a pretty good CPU and, the bigger problem, a decent Graphics card to get that kind of thing to run smoothly.
     
    Either  an i5 Macbook Pro ( though not sure on the graphics cards).
     
    Or a decent speced PC Gaming Laptop, yes they are deisgned for gaming but they are generally the able to crunch through Vid editing a lot better.
     
    What money do you have to spend on it?
     
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    Re: 2014/12/11 18:17:08 (permalink)
    Maybe 700? I have the savings, can spend if needed, although finance options are available I imagine?
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    Re: 2014/12/11 20:01:19 (permalink)
    Somthing like this is pretty good.
     
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/lenovo-z50-70-15-6-laptop-white-10022810-pdt.html
     
    Im not sure how the mobile gpu would handle the vods though but ahould pretty good.
     
    Mac is a good option, and currys currenty have 100 off all their laptops.
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    Re: 2014/12/11 20:52:07 (permalink)
    Funnily enough I just bought this  
     
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Notebook-i7-4710HQ-External-GTX-860M/dp/B00LJOTNXG/ref=sr_1_17?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1418330992&sr=1-17&keywords=lenovo+z50-70
     
    It's handling Solidworks quite nicely and the display is incredible. Very nicely made
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    Re: 2014/12/12 10:37:39 (permalink)
    Thanks both I will take a look. Too much choice and I have used too many duds in the past!
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    Re: 2014/12/12 11:38:40 (permalink)
    More research suggests an imac is better value than a macbook?
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    Re: 2014/12/12 12:07:04 (permalink)
    An iMac kinda is just a laptop though, just more..erm..stationary, deffo if you dont need a laptop to move about, iMac will do the job better.
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    Re: 2014/12/14 10:57:27 (permalink)
    I'm in a similar position - I need something that is portable and can handle Blender 3D rendering, as well as run absolutely huge data sets in half a dozen statistics programs and Excel (I'm talking millions of entries).
     
    The HP Pavilion 15-n268sa seems to fit the bill quite well - ok processor, ok graphics card, 8gb ram (plus 2 on the gc).
    They are dropping in price nicely at the mo - yours for £399 in Curry's.
     
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