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Laptop Specs

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Todd Gessner, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Todd Gessner

    Jul 4, 2016
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    I would appreciate any advice on ideal specs for a laptop for viewing and editing 4K video.
  2. Wibble

    Feb 7, 2015
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    Brecon Beacons Wales UK
    I have a lenovo y70 17" glossy touch screen. It runs an i5 with 8gb of RAM and I put a 960gb ssd in it.
    Playback is awesome adn the screen quality is incredible.
    It is an all metal laptop so pretty heavy but you get used to the weight.
    I bought it refurbished so had it half price.
  3. Tricky

    Jul 30, 2015
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    Westchester County, New York
    I have a Dell XPS 15" touch screen, 4th gen intel i7 16GB with 512GB SSD, Nvidia Geforce 750M 2GB, and I can tell you first hand...running Premiere Pro and full Adobe Cloud apps that my setup is not powerful enough.

    I am looking into a desktop...I get choppy playback consistently enough when trying to work on clips in Adobe PP, that it just doesn't make sense trying, with even the fastest laptop...

    Just my thoughts...I love my laptop, and I use it for Lightroom picture editing...I also will suck it up and cobble together clips using PP, but in the long run, I think desktop is the move for any serious editing.
  4. tcope

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    I'm running a Lenovo Yoga 900 with i-7, 16GB RAM, SSD hard drive and 3.8k screen. My big problem is the video card. It's not very powerful so the video clips sometimes stutter when editing if I add some tweaks to the clip. You need an all around powerful computer which includes a good video card. Of course, a 4k monitor of time type helps as well but this is going to bog down the video card.
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