Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Intel chip for video editing, Core 2. i3 or i5?

Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
Share
January 21, 2010 5:10:34 PM

I am looking to buy a laptop for some minor video editing. Which chip will serve best with a budget of $1100?
The Core 2 Duo, the i3 or i5?
I like the i5 because is has the Intel boost technology.3 Will that help when it comes to video editing tasks?
January 21, 2010 5:57:35 PM

The i5 is the superior processor--especially if its a quad core version. Video editing is quite CPU intensive.. so i would get the best processor you can. You can probably even get some i7s in that price range.

The i3 is very similar to the Core 2 Duo.. it generally should just have some superior power usage/performance. Depending on which C2D model some of the high end ones are as good as an i3.
m
0
l
January 21, 2010 6:01:33 PM

This is a very good deal. Having a decent graphic card may help in some situations as well. (Some CS4 programs can leverage GPU support.)

$999 - Lenovo IdeaPad Y550P(324156U) NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ideally a little more ram might be helpful for video editing--but thats difficult to find cheaply in laptops.

You should be able to get an i5 or i7 dell in this price range too. I suggest the Studio XPS 16--as it comes with better graphics.
m
0
l
Related resources
March 9, 2010 12:50:52 PM

MSI has an i5 with a 500GB drive for 599.99
m
0
l
March 10, 2010 5:09:49 AM

Hey guys... this post went dormant a long time ago. jtrent just failed to look at the time stamp when he added on..
m
0
l
March 10, 2010 5:11:58 AM

deadlockedworld said:
Hey guys... this post went dormant a long time ago. jtrent just failed to look at the time stamp when he added on..


That's ok I am bored at the end of my shift at work anyway.
m
0
l
March 10, 2010 12:20:21 PM

Point being, it is available for 599.99 at Frys, as opposed to the 1100. OP thought he would have to spend. Consider that current and viable.
m
0
l
!