Do I need to worry if the graphics card is integrated or discrete when all I want to do with it is create video clips for youtube? I am not a gamer and will only be watching videos, editing photographs or editing home videos ( moderate amount). Also for my purposes, is a screen display of 1366x768 enough or should I go higher to 1080? I am looking for a laptop with i5 or i7 processor, GB ram and atleast 500 GB hard drive storage. Please also tell me if Intel 3000 or 4000 is good enough or should I look for Nvidia?
To be honest graphics cards do not have a massive effect on the actual rendering of the video, it helps more with things like effects and colour correction.
It all depends what programs you use, Adobe gets good benefits from Nvidia cards, other programs vary.
Yes go for 1080, the difference is night and day with things like photography, you'll notice so much more in your images unfortunately that includes noise too
What programs are you using? Quadro or Firepro may be a bit overkill unless your doing any 3d rendering like maya or blender, or doing some kind of professional colour correction.
Thanks for replying. I have only used windows movie maker. I have not done that much video editing but with my business website almost ready, will probably do more of it now. Can you suggest any other good software/freeware for video editing that is simple to use with great results? Remember I am a novice. I spoke to the chat people on the different computer manufacturer's websites and they all recommended Nvidia although a videographer I know said I don't need anything fancy, meaning Intel 4000 will do the job. So, am not sure who is right?
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL
ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ATI 100-505606 FirePro V4800 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
the i5 quad core with the 4000 intel integrated graphics is just the ticket for a budget price, but i highly recremend investing in a i7 extreme sometime down the road. ati fire pros are great budget workstation cards the one noted above runs excellently for me, but switching up to an nvidia quadro would be ok if your doing a crap ton of work. otherwise stick to ati firepros there decently priced and the higher end ones would be great if you cross fire them.
as for freeware, sont vegas is very good, but invest in final movie cut pro if you can. or adobe movie maker. hope all this helps. contact me personally if you need any more advice