Laptop for Adobe CS 5.5

Hello,
I am planning on getting a laptop (HP ProBook 4350s core i5 - 2410, 500GB 7500RPM Hard drive,
Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4GB RAM.

I will be doing video editing with Adobe Premier pro and After effects CS5.5.

Will the laptop described above be adequate?

Yaw
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  1. It is "adequate"... Not what most graphics artists would settle for. You'd want a better graphics card then what your choosing currently...
  2. hpfreak said:
    It is "adequate"... Not what most graphics artists would settle for. You'd want a better graphics card then what your choosing currently...


    graphics card will have little effect with cs5.5.

    you will want to find a laptop with and i7 and preferably with up to 16gb of memory but 8 is definitely better than for and the i7 is a must if you are serious about it. those types of programs love more cores then love clock speed then memory then disk speed. so it would be beneficial to get a higher clocked i7. make sure your are getting a sandy bridge i7 denoted by the numbers 2630, 2720, 2820, or 2920. A SSD would be useful and you wouldnt regret getting on if you have the money to buy one.
  3. will i7 work with premier pro?
  4. yes
  5. I have Premiere pro and an Alienware M17x R2 that came with an i5 520M, and I put an i7 740QM - which would be similar to the i7 2720QM - and I noticed a 30% decrease in the time it takes to create the movies, definitely worth the extra hundred bucks to spring for the the i7
  6. DryCreamer said:
    I have Premiere pro and an Alienware M17x R2 that came with an i5 520M, and I put an i7 740QM - which would be similar to the i7 2720QM - and I noticed a 30% decrease in the time it takes to create the movies, definitely worth the extra hundred bucks to spring for the the i7


    a 740qm and a 2720qm are miles apart lol in terms of performance. the 2720qm has newer archictecture that is 30% faster clock for clock then on top of that a faster clock speed.

    but you are correct going from the i5 to i7 a 30% pickup should be expected.
  7. you are right, the 2720QM is a big jump
  8. cbrunnem said:
    graphics card will have little effect with cs5.5.

    you will want to find a laptop with and i7 and preferably with up to 16gb of memory but 8 is definitely better than for and the i7 is a must if you are serious about it. those types of programs love more cores then love clock speed then memory then disk speed. so it would be beneficial to get a higher clocked i7. make sure your are getting a sandy bridge i7 denoted by the numbers 2630, 2720, 2820, or 2920. A SSD would be useful and you wouldnt regret getting on if you have the money to buy one.


    Certain features, especially in Photoshop require a decent GPU. I have a 5870m in mine, and it is a solid performer, but sure sometimes I push it to the limits. But I agree, the CPU is more important.
  9. hpfreak said:
    Certain features, especially in Photoshop require a decent GPU. I have a 5870m in mine, and it is a solid performer, but sure sometimes I push it to the limits. But I agree, the CPU is more important.

    amd cards can transcode but i dont believe they are compatible with hardware acceleration within the programs. could be wrong but i was under the impression that that was the benefit of nvidia card. CUDA that is.
  10. cbrunnem said:
    amd cards can transcode but i dont believe they are compatible with hardware acceleration within the programs. could be wrong but i was under the impression that that was the benefit of nvidia card. CUDA that is.


    You're 100% right about that, Adobe does tend to favor nVidia cards. On the certified GPU list, only nVidia cards are listed. That's mainly the reason why I have to disable some of the GPU-accelerated features at times, which, is not a deal breaker for me. But, you do lose a bit of crisp movement when editing with Ps.
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