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Best laptop for Premiere (Heavy use) Lightroom (Heavy use) After Effects (Med-heavy Use ) Cinema 4D (Light use/To learn)?

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May 31, 2014 5:48:01 PM

With a budget of 1000GBP what would be the best laptop to get for: Premiere (Heavy use) Lightroom (Heavy use) After Effects (Med-heavy Use ) Cinema 4D (Light use/To learn)?

I've been using these applications for a couple of years now on an old MBP and want to switch back to Windows since there are a load of cheap and powerful brand name laptops out/coming out.

I want the best possible technical specs for media handling software (I wont be gaming on the system, I have a desktop for that) for the price given. I've heard that I should be looking for systems with high VRAM and that NVIDIA's GPU's are more suited to gamers? Should I definitely be heading for AMD? Only laptop suggestions please.

I don't want to wait too long so thought i'd ask here for enthusiast advice. Here is the list I've made in order of preference. Which one should I get:

LENOVA Y510P 15.6inch

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Y510p...productDetails

GIGABYTE P25W V2-CF2 15.6inch

Gigabyte P25W V2-CF2 15.6-inch Gaming Notebook (Intel Core i7 4810MQ 2.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M 3GB Graphics Card, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, eS-ATA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HD Webcam, Windows 8.1): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

MSI GE70 17.3inch

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GE70-2PC...VZEVBKBM9064HC

Asus G750JM-T4049H 17.0inch

http://www.amazon.co.uk/G750JM-T4049...447ZDSHS9MVVH8

GIGABYTE P34G V2-CF3 14inch

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-P34.../dp/B00K8QZ8Q2

NEW ASUS

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...BM6KV3PCTZRKNB

AMD

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MSI-GX70-17-...+GAMING+laptop

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May 31, 2014 6:10:41 PM

1. Determine what card your apps run better on (workstation of gaming)

2. Have the system custom build to your specifications.

3. Video editing is the one application that benefits from RAID so include that if affordable.

Id start you off with a selection but have no idea what ya budget is..... none of ya links worth. So I will start and the end where I am spending the most of ya money I can :)  .....

http://www.lpc-digital.com/sager-np9570.html

Ivy Bridge-E Series CPUs /

NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 880M with 8GB GDDR5
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 880M's with 2 x 8GB GDDR5 SLI® Enabled ( One PSU Only)
Dual NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 880M's with 2 x 8GB GDDR5 SLI® Enabled + Extra AC Adapter & Power Converter Box0
NVIDIA® Quadro® K5100M Graphics with 8GB GDDR5

Up to 32GB RAM

SSD + 2 SSHDs in RAID possible
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May 31, 2014 6:41:28 PM

What do you mean workstation of gaming?
Budget is 1000GBP.
I had a custom built laptop before and the support and build was very unreliable and i lost a lot of work so wanted to go with a brand name.
Thanks for the tip about RAID. Ive heard about it but dont really know how it works.
Those specs sound like a dream but I doubt i'd be able to afford that yet. I do lots of works for clients and my 2009 MBP is nowhere near any of those specs.
Isn't 32gb Ram overkill?

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May 31, 2014 7:52:39 PM

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What do you mean workstation of gaming?


Oops workstation or gaming

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I had a custom built laptop before and the support and build was very unreliable and i lost a lot of work so wanted to go with a brand name.


I use custom built laptops for precisely that reason.....my son worked in laptop support for a major laptop vendor right outta high school to support himself while away at college. While he had build a dozen or so desktops by then, the rest of the kids in his training class were novices.... the course was 2 days. he was promoted to 1st tier support after 2 weeks. I generally like the technician to have more knowledge and ability than I do and prefer that the guy who consulted with me on component selection be the same guy who I call for TS.

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Thanks for the tip about RAID. Ive heard about it but dont really know how it works.


Most of the time, it's the proverbial holy grail ... peeps spend lotsa money and time on it for no measurable gain. Video editing is one app the benefits from it ....it also likes CUDA

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Budget is 1000GBP.


I'll call it 1,676.10 USD and Iim afraid that outs you out of hi end workstation GFX card territory.

http://www.lpc-digital.com/sager-np8278.html
17.3" Full HD LED-Backlit Display with MATTE Surface (1920 x 1080)
* NVIDIA® Quadro® K1100M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5
$200 less w/ 860M / $50 less with 870M
* 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
* Microsoft Windows® 8.1 64-Bit Edition
* 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB
* 1TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid 8GB ST1000LM014 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software
Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module
8 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 76.96Wh
Integrated Fingerprint Reader

* = Upgrade
Comes to $1,644



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