I need a new laptop. I’m perfectly capable of going out and getting something, but I’d like to be able to do some video editing. I know that takes a lot of horsepower, that’s why I need help.
I’d like to use the Corel VideoStudio. It has a list of system requirements on that page, here they are:
So, what I’m asking for is recommendations of laptops that will run this app for as reasonable of a price I can manage. Windows only, please. I can’t think of a group of folks that could do this better.
I don’t know much about laptops as I do anything important on my desktop, but if you’re not absolutely bound to Corel for some reason, check out Sony Vegas for about the same price. Also, recommend heading over to videohelp.com to ask about your laptop specs, Corel and what you’re planning to do. They’re very helpful there and very knowledgeable with some of the regulars, having/are working the video editing industry. I wont’t list names since I’m sure to miss some great posters. A tip is to look at at their join date, all the most trusted and knowledgeable members have been there for years. Ignore any post from babygdav. He/she just posts to see him/herself posting and just grabs and posts proven nonsense from the net.
What’s your budget? Are you looking for a small lightweight laptop or something larger?
There are many good laptops now with quad-core or even 6-core CPUs and discrete graphics for fairly reasonable prices. Here is a quad core i5 laptop, 14", 512GB SSD, GTX 1650, for $1200, as just one example.
Yeah, I’m pretty sold on the Corel. First of all, it’s not a subscription. I hate that. It also seems to get good reviews and will do what I need it to, mostly edit videos of my bands for promotion purposes. As a contrast, all I’ve had is Windows Movie maker. Definitely limited.
iamthewalrus(:3=, thanks for the SSD tip. I think that does make a big difference.