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Mycal Barrowclough
Laptop requirements
on Dec 25, 2009 at 7:57:43 am

Hey there. Just wondering if the specs on this laptop will be good enough to run After Effects cs4 relatively smoothly or not. Thanks in advance.

Product Details

Web Code: 10135252
Mfr. Part Number: VGNNW265DW

Base Features
Approximate Battery Life Up To 4 Hours
Hard Drive Speed/Capacity 320 GB (5400 RPM)
LED Backlit Display No
Optical Drive DVD±RW With Blu-ray Disc Playback
Processor Speed 2.1 GHz
Processor Type Intel Pentium T4300
Screen Size 15.5"

Discrete Video Memory No
Expandable Video Memory Up To 1750 MB
Graphics Chipset Intel GM45 Express
Integrated Video Memory Yes
Native Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Upgradable Video System No
Video Memory 1750 MB

Audio Chipset Intel High Definition Audio
Audio Output Stereo
Digital Input Yes
Digital Output Yes
Hardware Volume Control Yes
Integrated Amplifier Yes
Integrated Microphone Yes
Microphone Input Yes
Speaker Wattage Information Not Available
Speakers Yes

Card Reader Yes
Card Reader - Compatible Memory Types MS Pro Standard/Duo; SD
Composite Output No
ExpressCard/34 Input Yes
ExpressCard/54 Input No
HDCP Compliant Yes
HDMI Port Yes
IEEE 1394 Input/Output 1
IR Receiver No
Number of Touchpad Buttons 2
PC Card Input No
S-Video Output No
Type of Keyboard 86-Key Bilingual
Type of Modem None
Type of Pointing Device Electro-Static Touchpad
USB 2.0 3
VGA Output 1
Webcam Yes

Ethernet Port 10/100/1000
Integrated Bluetooth No
Integrated WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Battery - Capacity 3600 mAh
Battery - Number of Cells 6-Cell
Battery Type Lithium-Ion

Computing Features
Processor Cache 1 MB L2
System Bus 800 MHz Front Side Bus

Loaded Software 1 VAIO Media Plus
Loaded Software 2 VAIO Movie Story
Loaded Software 3
Loaded Software 4
Operating System Language Bilingual
Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit


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Todd Kopriva
Re: Laptop requirements
on Dec 25, 2009 at 7:26:37 pm

Yep. That's enough for basic work. (It's close to what I have on my lap right now.)

Don't expect screamingly fast renders, and don't try to use Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing for any but the simplest compositions.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Stephen Cordes
Re: Laptop requirements
on Dec 28, 2009 at 9:41:36 pm

Todd won't that be rather slow? Shouldn't he try and get a dedicated graphics card. The graphics card on that spec will take ram from the central CPU rather than using it's own dedicated ram.

You will probably get a lot better for you money. I have a T6600 dual 2 core with 4gigs ram and a ati radeon HD 4570 (albeit with a 15inch screen) and cost me just shy of £500.

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