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shane ScottWill this laptop suit my needs?
by on Mar 24, 2014 at 9:45:48 pm

Hi my current laptop is not powerful enough. It's a Toshiba Satellite P50-ABT2G22

*Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
*8GB DDR3L 1600MHz (4GB + 4GB)
*1.0TB (5400rpm); Hybrid 8G Serial ATA hard disk drive
*2GB GDDR3 NVIDIA ® GeForce® GT 740M with Optimus™ Technology

I make 1080p music videos with a lot of animation and heavy effects, which are usually around 6 minutes long. With my current laptop when about 2-3 minutes of the video is completed, RAM previews and updates in the composition monitor when changing things slow down to the point that i can't really finish the video. Each frame takes like 3 seconds to load. So i guess i need a new laptop.I'm pretty sold on MSI's Dominator pro 888, I just wanted to get some approval. Do you guys think this will get the job done? My only concern is that the processors are very similar. But with 4x more RAM, much better GPU, and the SSD, I'm hoping I'll be able to make my 6 minute, effects heavy, videos extremely smoothly, with no lag. What do you guys think?

4th Generation Intel® Haswell Core™ i7-4800MQ (2.7GHz - 3.7GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache)
NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 880M (8.0GB) GDDR5 PCI-Express DX11 w/ Optimus™ Technology
32GB DDR3 1600MHz [SKU-844AP] (Dual Channel Memory (4x8GB SODIMMS))

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Dave LaRondeRe: Will this laptop suit my needs?
by on Mar 24, 2014 at 10:30:55 pm

Is it cause for concern that you'll almost always get better AE performance on a desktop machine over a laptop?

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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EricBowenRe: Will this laptop suit my needs?
by on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:45:34 pm

The ram is really what you need. If you upgraded the ram on the current laptop, that would significantly improve your AE performance on that unit. AE uses far more ram than most other applications. That often is over looked resulting in poor user experience.

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