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Old 03 March 2014   #1
Searching For The Perfect Laptop for Adobe After Effects

Hi everyone, I need a very powerful laptop for after effects and I'm having a very hard time finding the perfect one. I use really heavy effects. I can spend up to $3000 and I want RAM previews to load as fast as possible. Any ideas?



what do you guys think of this laptop from http://www.adkvideoediting.com/laptop.asp with the following specs



CaseADK - 8600 HW: 17.3" 1920 x 1080 Full HD (16:9) LED Backlit LCD (Matte) Backlite
Power SupplyIncluded
ProcessorIntel - i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz 6M cache Quad Core with HT (turbo to 3.7GHz)
MemoryADK - 32Gig (4x8gig) 1600 11-11-11-28 Sodimm Lifetime Warranty
Operating SystemMicrosoft - Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OEM
Recovery SoftwareParagon Backup & Recovery 12 Suite with ADK recovery Flash Drive.
OS/Programs DriveSamsung - 256 GB 840 Pro 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
Source DriveWestern Digital - 750G 7200RPM Hard Drive 16meg cache 5 yr warranty
Render DriveNone
Cache/StorageNone
Removable MediaNone
External Raidnone
Raid ControllerNone
FW/USB/e-SataNone
DVD-RW/BDRIncluded CD-RW/DVD read/write
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 870MX w/6GB GDDR5
Video I/ONone
NICIncluded Wired 1GB and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC and Blue Tooth 4.0
MouseNone
WarrantyStandard 1 yr Parts and Labor Lifetime Tech Support
ConverterNone
Audio InterfaceNone
Audio SoftwareNONE
NLE SoftwareNONE
Plug-ins/DSPNONE
Laptop
8600 HWPrice: $2,832.00
Description:15 and 17 inch 4nd Gen Intel (Haswell) Quad Core i5, i7 Laptop. up to 32 gig ram and 4 internal HDDs, on board TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FIREWIRE 400


can anyone reccomend something better for around the same price or is this a really good system?
 
Old 03 March 2014   #2
I'd look at a ThinkPad W540 (disclaimer, I really like ThinkPad laptops and have owned several). It has the option for larger than HD resolution display (2880 x 1620) so you can see full size videos and still have toolbars and such open, option for integrated colorimeter for display calibration, and the ThinkPad line has a stellar reputation. Plus all the other stuff the ADK has like latest Intel processors, four memory slots, two drive bays, external display hookups, Thunderbolt, etc.
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Old 03 March 2014   #3
actually now im really considering this msi (with i7-4900MQ), it looks PERFECT, what do you think? http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt70-dom...?wconfigure=yes
 
Old 03 March 2014   #4
maybe it's the same old question.. but I was hoping if some owner would read this and give us his experience

What about ASUS ROG G750JX? Is it worth it? (and alienware 14 & 17 )
 
Old 03 March 2014   #5
How often do you plan to move it around? Those are rebranded Clevo laptops, 5.5kg, plus extra drives, power supplied, mouse, bag etc. Expect a good 8-10kg hanging from your shoulder.
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Old 03 March 2014   #6
actually i changed my mind, ill probably go with this msi (with i7-4900MQ), it looks PERFECT, what do you think? http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt70-dom...html?wconfigure =yes
 
Old 03 March 2014   #7
Originally Posted by kandiimann: actually i changed my mind, ill probably go with this msi (with i7-4900MQ), it looks PERFECT, what do you think? http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gt70-dom...html?wconfigure =yes


Keyboard and trackpad are off-centered. Lots of people complain about that. Thought it was worth pointing that out.
 
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