Laptop for video editing

I want to buy a new study&gaming laptop and also looking for machine to edit my videos (which actually is my main purpose).

HP Pavilion G7-1303EA specification:
CPU: AMD Fusion A6-3420M Quad-Core, 1.5 GHz
Display: 17.3" HD+ LED BrightView
Resolution: 1600 x 900 HD+
Cache: 4 MB
Chipset: AMD RS880M
RAM (now/max):6 GB / 6 GB (DDR3)
Memory slots: 2
HDD: 750 GB (5400 rpm), SATA
Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 2GB


HP PROBOOK 4530S specification:
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2430M Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
Display: 15.6'' LED-backlit HD anti-glare
Resolution: 1366 x 768 16:9
Cache: 3 MB
Chipset: Mobile Intel® HM65 Express
RAM (now/max):4 GB / 8 GB (DDR3) (i think i will add more RAM later if so)
Memory slots: 2
HDD: 640 GB (5400 rpm), FX Hard Drive
Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 6490M, 1GB GDDR5
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  1. The second one has a better CPU,but don't expect a great gaming performance from either of them
  2. Best if you go with the second one because it has a better processor and beside, you just video editing which uses lots of CPU horse power...
  3. The problem is that you're trying to do things that are hardware intensive without spending money on hardware. Will either of those systems work for your purposes? In the most technical sense, yes. But you'll be fighting with them pretty much the whole way.

    AMD CPUs are going to be woefully inadequate for video editing, the 5400rpm hard drives are going to be a huge bottleneck, and laptop screens are just plain bad for getting an accurate image.

    Ideally what you're going to want is an Intel processor (preferably a dual core), at least a 7200rpm hard drive and possibly a second drive (you can at least connect it through USB 3.0) so that you're not rendering to and from the same drive, and honestly, an NVIDIA GPU is ideal for at least Adobe Premiere. AVCHD is absolutely punishing even on modern hardware without some kind of hardware acceleration, and being able to use the Mercury Playback Engine is the difference between editing in realtime and not editing in realtime.
  4. And what about this laptop - ASUS N53SM - Intel® Core™ i7-2670QM Processor (6M Cache, 2.20 GHz), 4GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, 500GB HDD, nVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M 2GB ?
  5. That's better than both of them
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