I am looking for a field laptop for realtime playback and basic editing (at 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 resolution) of 6:1 4K RAW footage.
What would be the cheapest system for this? I've heard that a Macbook Pro might be ideal but this may be out of my budget. Would a model such as the HP ENVY 14-1201ea (Processor: i7, RAM: 8GB, Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 (1 GB DDR5)) be approaching adequate?
I would be interested to hear what is the recommended minimum in terms of processor, RAM and graphics card for my requirements; and also if any peripheral hardware would make things cheaper and easier overall.
Additionally, is it true that editing with Premiere CS6 will be significantly easier (in terms of downconverting/transcoding times and other aspects) than Redcine?
Many thanks for reading and I look forward to your responses.