Videoguys by Gary Bettan
We get asked all the time about what laptops we recommend for video editing. This is a more difficult question to answer, because unlike a desktop, you are very limited in what upgrades and changes you can make after you buy it. So we are not going to recommend any specific models, but rather what brands of laptops we recommend and the model family they fit into. Before we get into the Laptops, lets talk about the specs we look for:
Quad Core i7 processor
This is the most important feature that will have the biggest impact on your ability to smoothly work with and edit HD footage. Today's advanced video editing apps all tap into multiple CPU cores, especially 64 bit apps like Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 or Sony Vegas. Avid has announced that the next version of Media Composer will be 64-bit. read more...
Note: We offer these recommendations as guidelines for running the video editing software we carry. We did not test the laptops mentioned in this article, other then a Qosimo over a year ago. We used our vendors recommendations, feedback from our customers, and research we did on user groups, tech blogs, magazines and other sites on the internet. Videoguys does not sell laptops.