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Old November 8th, 2020, 06:31 PM   #1
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Beast laptop to edit with Vegas and eventually AE

Hola,

could you help me in the upgrade choice for a beast laptop for Vegas?
I'm planning to work even with After Effects

Yhank you so much

p.s: i was wondering in a DELL....
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Old November 9th, 2020, 01:12 AM   #2
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The best laptop would be the most expensive one you can afford.
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Old December 29th, 2020, 05:54 PM   #3
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Don thank you for your suggestion but...under 2000$ what would you suggest?
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Old December 31st, 2020, 05:08 AM   #4
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The new Apple m1 looks interesting.
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Old December 31st, 2020, 08:47 AM   #5
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The new Apple m1 looks interesting.
He wants to run Vegas thatís a windows based software
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Old January 4th, 2021, 04:36 PM   #6
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Thanks Pete!
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Old January 4th, 2021, 05:03 PM   #7
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A typical price range for video editing laptop is around $1,600-2,500

The following are a few specs you should look for:
cpu i7
16gb ram
1tb nvme drive
discrete video card (this is the biggest price differentiator)
15-17" screen.

The problem with laptops they have difficulty dissipating heat, leading to loud fans or throttling. Sometimes going with a higher end cpu doesn't result in better performance because of the additional heat and then ensuing throttling.
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Old January 6th, 2021, 06:19 AM   #8
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I've also been investigating the possibility of moving over to a "beast" laptop. A top of the range laptop is very expensive - obviously - however its cheaper than a high-end desktop + a mid-range laptop (n.b. a laptop that might disappoint if its "only" 1080p rather than 4k and with a slowish GPU).

I am used to using two 1080p screens on my desktop. I would want to retire the desktop and move over to a beast laptop that can do 4k on its built-in screen plus run a 2nd 4k screen of e.g. 27" when I want to work at my desk. But I also want to do everything just on a laptop when I'm elsewhere. My current Dell XPS is 15.6" and I find that rather to small to work on especially with the likes of Vegas Pro and Capture One Pro. Therefore I would want a 17" laptop screen.

16gb saves some money but 32gb is probably a safer long-term bet - though you can use Vegas proxy up to a point anyway.

Likewise a GPU something like the Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB makes sense.

Likewise an i9 for long-term.

I prefer Dell over suppliers as my kit has been reliable long-term and their availability to solve any problems is decent.

The specific Dell laptop I've been looking at is their new XPS 17:
https://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop...configurations

Its around £3k at present so substantially over the OP's desired limit but .....

Its also worth keeping an eye on the likes of Dell Alienware in their outlet shop.

Pete

EDIT:
There are some very knowledgeable members on the dedicated Magix Vegas forum, so do check that out as well:
https://www.vegascreativesoftware.in...gas-pro-forum/

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Old January 9th, 2021, 04:13 PM   #9
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I've had good luck with Sager. Their web-site is www.sagernotebook.com. I've bought four computers from them, starting in 2008 and my most recent one in 2018. I have a i9 series CPU with 64GB RAM, four 2TB SSDs in two RAID arrays. So, a 4TB RAID C drive and 4TB RAID D drive. It works pretty good for my 4K editing.
It was about $6,000.

A couple of reasons I keep going back to Sager:
They offer lots of customization on their web-site. Easy to configure with RAID, for example.
They don't put any bloatware on their machines.
I've had the extended warranty and had to get it repaired and that was a good experience.

You start out by selecting screen size. Currently showing eleven models in 17" size.
You can get them for under $2,000, but if you want lots of on-board, fast RAM and lots of fast storage memory, it will run the price up.

Mark

BTW: I mostly edit with Vegas (13 and 15 pro) but also use photoshop. I have Premiere but rarely need to use it nowadays.

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