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Good laptop for converting

Postby jakkor » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:09 am

I'm planning to buy a laptop especialy for converting movies. What is the best choice? My many about 600$ to 800$.
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Re: Good laptop for converting

Postby post-it » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:57 pm

if your just converting movies, then the Compaq CQ56 is about right.

Simple AMD processor 64 bit, ATI video, currently on sale at Best Buy for $299.95.

I wouldn't consider it that great for editing, because its not built for it.

Keep it simple and it will work.
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Re: Good laptop for converting

Postby Kariudo » Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:22 pm

any particular reason why you want a laptop for this as opposed to a desktop?
Encoding is one of the few uses where the extra power afforded by a desktop can really help out, and $600-$800 should get you a decent rig.
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Re: Good laptop for converting

Postby jakkor » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:47 pm

I work in a few places, this is a reason. What do you suggest Kariudo?
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Re: Good laptop for converting

Postby Kariudo » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:53 pm

Something like this should do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834115871

or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834115864

A quad-core would be best, but I'm not sure how well a laptop will be able to get rid of all the heat. A cooling pad would also be a good idea.

General things to look for:
-Don't expect any kind of battery life or quiet operation
-Intel Core i3, or i5, or AMD Phenom II
-3GB RAM or more

Graphics, sound and screen size won't really matter. 32-bit vs 64-bit doesn't really matter that much either.
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