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    Hello, I want to be able to edit with Edius as I travel. What should I be looking for in a laptop? I have read that the GPU is not so important? I assume the higher the processor speed and the more cores the better? I rarely seem to use up 8gb of ram on my projects so I would think that 12Gigs should be enough.

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Since you used the term 'best,' look at
    Sager Laptops. These can be delivered with a desktop 4790k chip installed..
    http://www.sagernotebook.com/15-Laptops/
    You get what you pay for.
    Jerry
    Six Gill DV
    www.sgdvtutorials.com
    If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

    Vistitle YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

    Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
    http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


    Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, NZXT Z63, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, 2TB Sabrent M.2 NVME, BM MINI MONITOR 4K, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Dual LG 27GK65S-B 144Hz monitors, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
    Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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    • #3
      A laptop is likely to be 8GB or 16GB since they works best with two chips of the same type. I would go for 16GB. The laptop Jerry linked to is great, we sell the same model, but the battery life is less than a model which use a laptop processor and they are heavier.

      I have two laptops - one which has a desktop processor and is as powerful as a desktop and a second which uses a laptop processor so I can get a better battery life and it is lighter.

      I prefer laptops with 17" screens because I think editing needs the screen space. I would have some kind of solid state primary (generally an mSATA or M.2 depending on what the laptop will take) and regular drives for video, unless you have the budget for solid state drives for everything.

      The GPU is not important for EDIUS, but a lot of high-end laptops have good GPUs anyway. I have editing using just the Intel GPU on my laptop sometimes which also helps preserve power.

      The other consideration may be output to a proper video monitor. If travelling around you probably will not be doing this anyway, unless you are going to carry a broadcast monitor around with you. However, some people move the laptop between different locations and in each location have an output screen. If so then you will be limited to the Blackmagic USB3 devices for output which tend to work on a lot of modern laptops but can be "picky". The Thunderbolt devices work better, and Blackmagic Thunderbolt can output at up to 4K, but then you need a laptop with Thunderbolt on it, which is rare.

      The HP ZBooks have Thunderbolt, Express card and laptop i7 processors, but are considerably more expensive than laptops such as the one to which Jerry linked.
      EDIUS silver certified trainer.
      Main edit laptop: DVC Kaby Lake desktop processor laptop, 32GB RAM, 3.5Ghz i5 desktop processor, nVidia 1060, Windows 10.
      Desktop: 4Ghz 9900K processor, 32GB RAM, nVidia 1660TI GPU, Windows 10.
      Desktop: 2Ghz 12 core Xeon processor, 32GB RAM, nVidia 1060, BM Intensity Pro, Windows 10

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      • #4
        Thanks for all of the helpful information David.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jerry View Post
          Since you used the term 'best,' look at
          Sager Laptops. These can be delivered with a desktop 4790k chip installed..
          http://www.sagernotebook.com/15-Laptops/
          You get what you pay for.
          That model should be going end of line as it's a Clevo P75x series and they are due to be updated at the end of the month to use Skylake CPU's and have a USB 3.1 'C' socket. It may also have Thunderbolt 3, but this seems to be unsure at the moment.

          The down side of the P75x (15 inch) or the P77x (17 inch) is that it doesn't have quick-synch
          DVC Built Clevo P775DM3-G Laptop with UHD screen, 7700K [email protected], Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 500GB M.2 Primary, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x1TB M.2, 1x 2TB 5400RPM Video drives, external Blu-ray Optical

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          • #6
            The other thing for me that makes a difference, is get a laptop where you can use 2 physical drives. I have a nice 17" Asus that I customised. It is heavy and battery life is so so, but I can edit anything with it.
            1: 3970X Threadripper, Asus ROG Strix TR40 E Gaming, G. Skill Trident Z Neo 128G DDR4 3600, EVGA GeForce RTX 2080Ti, Samsung 970 EVO M.2 1T, Intel 660P M.2 2T (2), Seagate Ironwolf NAS 12T, Enermax TR4 360 AIO, Lian Li 011 DXL, AJA Kona 4, Asus ROG Thor 1200

            2: i7 6950X OC to 4.5GHz, ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10, Corsair Dominator Platinum 64G DDR4 2800, SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512G, GeForce GTX 1080ti SC Black, Corsair AX1200i, Phanteks Luxe, 16T RAID HGST Deskstar NAS 4T, Corsair H115i AIO, BM IP 4K

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            • #7
              The one that Jerry mentioned should take 2 x 9.5mm laptop drives and 2 x M.2 drives but uses an external optical drive
              DVC Built Clevo P775DM3-G Laptop with UHD screen, 7700K [email protected], Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 500GB M.2 Primary, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x1TB M.2, 1x 2TB 5400RPM Video drives, external Blu-ray Optical

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              • #8
                It's disappointing that Sager doesn't utilize the Intel graphics that are on the desktop chips.
                Jerry
                Six Gill DV
                www.sgdvtutorials.com
                If you own the Tutorials and you need help, PM me.

                Vistitle YouTube Channel
                https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVlxC8Am4qFbkXJRoPAnMQ/videos

                Windows 10 Pro up to v.1803 Tweaks for Edius Users
                http://sgdvtutorials.com/WIN%2010%20...%20V.2.0.0.pdf


                Main System:: Azrock Z97 Extreme 6, [email protected], 32gb ram, NZXT Z63, Win10 Pro 64, Samsung 850 pro, E7.5/8.5/E9 on separate SSD drives, 2TB Sabrent M.2 NVME, BM MINI MONITOR 4K, 12tb RAID 0 on backplane ,2 BD, Dual LG 27GK65S-B 144Hz monitors, GTX 1080ti SC Black.
                Second System: EditHD Ultimax-i7, X58, [email protected], Corsair H80, Win764, 24gb ram, Storm 3g, Samsung 840 Pro 256, 4tb and 6tb RAID 0 on backplane, GTX 980ti Classified, Edius 9, Apple 30", Samsung 24", dual BD.

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                • #9
                  It's not down to Sager, it's down to Clevo who make the chassis.

                  I'm assuming there must be a reason why they don't. Maybe it's down to the chip architecture that doesn't allow for the nvidia GPU to be sent through the Intel GPU like mobile CPU's can
                  DVC Built Clevo P775DM3-G Laptop with UHD screen, 7700K [email protected], Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 500GB M.2 Primary, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x1TB M.2, 1x 2TB 5400RPM Video drives, external Blu-ray Optical

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                  • #10
                    Other than Clevo, what laptop(s) have an nvidia card along with intel video quick sync? I'm looking for a 17" but they are hard to find! Thanks, Froggy

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                    • #11
                      The Clevo Chassis which have desktop processors do not have Quick Sync, but ones which use laptop processors do have Quick Sync. The only other models we have tested are the HP Z Books which also have Quick Sync.
                      EDIUS silver certified trainer.
                      Main edit laptop: DVC Kaby Lake desktop processor laptop, 32GB RAM, 3.5Ghz i5 desktop processor, nVidia 1060, Windows 10.
                      Desktop: 4Ghz 9900K processor, 32GB RAM, nVidia 1660TI GPU, Windows 10.
                      Desktop: 2Ghz 12 core Xeon processor, 32GB RAM, nVidia 1060, BM Intensity Pro, Windows 10

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                      • #12
                        Thank you. I'll check out the HP Z book.

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                        • #13
                          what's the budget?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by David Clarke View Post
                            The Clevo Chassis which have desktop processors do not have Quick Sync, but ones which use laptop processors do have Quick Sync. The only other models we have tested are the HP Z Books which also have Quick Sync.
                            David, I understood from Ringo, who's building me a zBook system as we speak, that they do not support QS.

                            Alan
                            Alan.

                            More or less retired now. Still on the Essex(UK) coast. Edius 8.2wg all sorts of other, more or less redundant kit - production & Post.

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                            • #15
                              That is correct, due to them using Quadros the Z-Book doesn't have quicksync

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                              Actually I think some models do, but it also depends on the screen you get. If you have a Dream-color screen then you lose the quicksync
                              Last edited by Adbear; 10-24-2015, 09:17 AM.
                              DVC Built Clevo P775DM3-G Laptop with UHD screen, 7700K [email protected], Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 500GB M.2 Primary, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x1TB M.2, 1x 2TB 5400RPM Video drives, external Blu-ray Optical

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