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Old 12-08-2019, 03:13 PM   #2
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For your price of 500 I would look at some second hand or used kit deals.

You need a 4 core i7 minimum and a solid state system drive and one with USB3 sockets.

Ideally you need a 17 inch screen but that will bust the budget straight away.

The higher the CPU speed the better for Edius.

You have to be extremely careful, ads often say 4 core CPU but if you look the CPU number up on the ARK (INTEL) site they are often 2 core 4 thread CPU's.

You also need a CPU ending in K which signifies on board graphics and it supports Intel QuickSync which Edius uses to accelerate playback.

This is the sort of gaming laptop you need

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refu...ea/version.asp

That i78550H CPU does support Intel QuickSync but is 939. I see you are in Florida - US Dollar land so you need to find a local used laptop supplier.

Ones to be avoided are ads with "core i7" in the description which are often 2 core CPU's as are CPU's ending with a U letter.

I hope that is some help

Mike
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