I am looking at 3 laptops for my wife. She will do some holiday video editing in HD, just wanted to know which is best for this job, specs below. The first and the last one are the same price and the one in the middle is 100 euros more.
Acer Aspire V3-771G-53234G75MAKK
Intel Core i5-3230M à 2,60 GHz
Carte graphique Nvidia GeForce GT 710M à 1 Go DDR3 dédiés
Processeur Intel Core i7-3630QM à 2,4 GHz
Carte graphique Nvidia GeForce GT 640M à 2 Go DDR3 dédiés
Well, your looking at the difference between a dual core with Hyperthreading and a Quad Core with Hyperthreading.
The i7 will perform better for what your after, it has more cores and more threads. The relative difference between them im not sure, will have to look up reviews on that.
Thanks. I may use my ISP router for wifi rather than the separate one I have always used, that has WPA2, just means I need to change the whole house over to it, in order to keep the network or is possible to have the computer on a different router in the same network?
Thanks everybody. Changed a couple of computers over to WPA. Much easier than I remember (they moved the button to a more accessible place since I last did it!). So all is good. Now just to get to grips with Windows 8.
Back again!! BSOD now on the new computer. Having Googled it seems it is down to Avast. Since we already roll back once and had to reinstall everything again yesterday, I was wondering if there was any way of just uninstalling Avast if I cannot get on to the system itself, or do I need to start again?
Well thought I had the system sorted. However, the laptop insists on using the onboard intel graphics rather than the nvidia gt640M graphics card that came installed on the laptop. I have just restored the system to factory default, but still have the same problem. Please help.
Having read some more, I am not sure that is the problem. The computer spec say the max resolution is 1600X900, but dues to the size of the monitor (17 inch) windows 8 say the resolution should be higher. Looking at the screen the picture quality is poor and you can see vertical lines where the picture is made up. Any ideas? I have update the driver for the intel onboard graphics.
So after my buying disaster of the Acer i7 laptop I am now looking at a HP Laptop, since they are currently running an offer. A friend told me that HP laptops are prone to overheating and having issues with video, but wanted to get other opinions on this. I am looking at the following machine
HP Envy DV6
Intel Core i7-3610QM : 2,3 GHz / Turboboost jusqu'à 3,3 GHz / 4 coeurs / Hyper-threading / 6 Mo de mémoire cache / Contrôleur graphique Intel HD Graphics 4000 intégré (650 MHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GT635M
750 GB HDD