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Need a Laptop For Video Editing for $2000

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August 6, 2012 9:05:41 PM

1. What is your budget?
$2000
2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-17"
3. What screen resolution do you want?
1080p+
4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement
5. How much battery life do you need?
average-decent
6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
no
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Video editing(sony vegas/after effects)
8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
atleast 1TB
9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Future Shop.ca, memoryexpress.com
10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
long time
11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
dvd writer
12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
anything thats good
13. What country do you live in?
Canada
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
August 6, 2012 9:45:57 PM

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Dell E6520 has a great screen
Some sony laptops too for a good price

Are you sure you won't use an external screen?


I edit my videos on the go, usually not at home, so 90% of my editing will be done on the go so an external display isnt exactly ideal.
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August 6, 2012 10:02:13 PM

Clevo 170EM (starts at about $1370) ...customized as below, it's $2,075

17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED Backlit Matte Type Display
Intel Core i7-3720QM Processor, 2.6 GHz (Max Turbo Frequency 3.6GHz), 6MB Smart Cache
16GB, PC3-12800/1600Mhz DDR3 - 4 x 4GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M w/2GB GDDR5 with Optimus Technology
750GB/7200rpm Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD / Drive w/8GB SSD Memory SATA-600 (SATA III 6GB/s)
750GB/7200rpm Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD / Drive w/8GB SSD Memory SATA-600 (SATA III 6GB/s)
RAID 0 Enabled
4x Max. Blu-Ray Reader / 8x Max. DVD±R/2.4X Max. +DL Super-Multi Drive
Windows 7 Professional Edition 64-bit
8 Cells Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 76.96WH
Intel Wireless Lan N2230 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo
Full Color Programmable Backlight Keyboard
Built-In 2.0M Pixels Digital Video Camera
Built-In Fingerprint Reader
Built-In Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Built-In 9-IN-1 Flash Memory Reader(MMC/RSMMC/MS/MS Pro/MS DUO/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
1 IEEE-1394a Fire Wire
1 USB 2.0 Ports
3 USB 3.0 Ports
1 eSATA Port (USB 3.0 Combo)
1 HDMI 1.4a Output (with HDCP)
1 DVI-I Port
1 Display Port 1.1
1 Kensington Lock Port
Built-in Microphone, 2 Speakers and 1 Sub-Woofer
4 Audio Jacks for Headphone, Microphone-In, S/PDIF-Out, and Line-In
1 100/240V Autoswitch AC Power Adapter

As far as "brands" be aware that just about every brand you know, doesn't actually make a laptop. The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). Major relationships include:

Quanta sells to (among others) HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Sony, Fujitsu and NEC
Compal sells to (among others) Acer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP/Compaq
Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to Dell, Acer, Lenovo and HP
Inventec sells to Toshiba, HP, Dell and Lenovo
Pegatron sells to Asus, Toshiba, Apple, Dell and Acer
Foxconn sells to Asus, Dell, HP and Apple
Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP
Clevo sells to WidowPC, Falcoln Northwest, Sager and was the original manufacturer of Alienware pre Dell buyout.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo...

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August 6, 2012 10:22:00 PM

From the link above, they are sold in Canada at http://eurocom.com/products/showroom/compare.cfm You can see the models there. They are not cheap but a beast of a laptop if you need a beast with 3-4 HD's available in them, etc and would probably suit your needs if you really want a full hardcore desktop replacement.
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