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  • Need Laptop purchase advice

    I am wanting to buy a laptop so I can upgrade from Edius 2.0 at home (I know, I know, that's old!) HP apparently doesn't offer Windows XP, but I think I'm willing to chance it. Here is a HP I found for about $2,400:
    HP dv9500t
    Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
    Core2 Duo processor T7500 (2.20 GHz, 4 MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
    Display 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition Ultra HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
    Memory 2GB DDR2 System Memory
    Graphics Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
    HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Webcam + Microphone
    Networking Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection and Bluetooth
    Hard Drive 240GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (120GB x 2)
    LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support
    I have 4 questions (Maybe more later):
    1. It seems that Dell is more prevalent. Why?
    2. I'm just editing SD now; will this laptop work well?
    3. How will it work with HQ?
    4. What holes do you see in this configuration?

    Thank you for your help! I'm hoping to buy a laptop soon.


  • #2
    Before you buy a preconfigured notebook 9500t, check out configuring one yourself like at Costco's web site, you can get a faster processor for less,
    GA-EP45C-DSR3,Core2Q3ghz,8gig1066,260GTX,2x 20"AOC,22"Vizio1080pTV, Edius5/HDspark,PC3,Imaginate, CS5ProdStudio/IntensityPro,Win7_64
    HPdv7t 17"notebook,8gig,2 IntHD,9600GT512M,17"extmon, Edius4.61,CS4Prodstudio.Win7_64,MX02Mini
    DAW,HPdv9000,x2Turion,4Gig,2IntHD,Audition3,Cubase 4,XPpro,Alessis F/Wmixer,M-Audio F/Wmixer,BCF2000, BehringerMixers, Fender sound sys
    Numerous Ext eSATA drives & Raids shared between systems


    • #3
      This setup should work fine for basic HDV edits and a decient buy for <$1,500.00. Nice to see the free upgrades for HD and DVD.

      I'd stay with 32 bit OS for now, who knows how Edius will behave.
      You may be throwing out all your printers if you go Vista too.

      I'd want 512mb video for Vitascene.
      Rusty Rogers | Films
      >TYAN S7025 - 32GB RAM, 2 x Xeon X5690's, 4 x 10k video HD's, Win10 x64, BM DecklinkHD, nVidia TITAN, 12TB DroboPro w/iSCISI connection
      >RAZER BLADE - QHD+ - 16GB RAM, i7-6700HQ Quad, 512GB SSD, Win10 x64, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

      An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war.
      Twain - "Glances at History" 1906


      • #4
        I would opt for the WUXGA High-Definition display. Never hurts to have more screen real estate for programs, and it's nice to be able to look at something like an HD-resolution graphic at 1:1 pixels in Photoshop if you need to...
        Q6600 Quad-Core2 [email protected], Asus P5K-E Wifi MB, 2GB DDR2-800 RAM, BFG 7900GTX OC 512MB, Edius NX PCI-E, Edius 4.52, Adobe Production Premium CS3, Windows XP Pro SP2


        • #5
          Thanks to all for your input.