Yelandkeil wrote on 8/5/2022, 1:40 AM

😁😁 just tell your friend buying that one that his eyes do really like and his wallet will pay. 😎😎

1, a laptop can expand limited for the future, the price has already determined its ability and there's not much difference between big manufactures under that price.

2, no matter wich HW inside it, VEGAS deals well with them, AMD, Intel, Nvidia...the one is better in this point and the other one that point.

3, don't follow recommendations of service personal or Ex-perto; you wanna listen because you have zero knowledge about it, so follow your eyes and banknotes.

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*ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11PRO 512GB4sys + 2TB4data 
*G.SKILL F4-3200C16Q-64GFX 
*AMD Ryzen9 5950x + LiquidFreezer II-240 
*XFX Speedster-MERC319雇佣兵-RX6900XT + AdrenalinEdition 22.5.1 (WHQL) 
DPort: 2xSamsung-LU28R55 10bit4k60Hz 300cd/m²HDR10 
ALC1200+Realtek 6.0.9360.1 Analog: ROCCAT Kave 5.1Headset/Mic 

ALC1200-TOSLINK: Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1 Soundbar?
USB Input: IK Multimedia iRigKeys MIDI24 
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DirectX 12_2 Ultimate, Direct3D11Package installed 
OpenGL 4.6.14800 Compatibility Profile Context Version 22.5.1 30.0.15021.11005

Vegaspro20 + Handbrake/XMediaRecode + DVDArchi7 
Acidpro10 + SoundForgpro14.0.0.65 + SpectraLayerspro7 

K-LitecodecPack1662 (MPC Video Renderer for HDR10-Videoplayback) 

Dexcon wrote on 8/5/2022, 2:21 AM

If your friend is considering Vegas Pro 19, it is reasonably important to take into account the minimum specifications recommended for Vegas Pro 19:

Please note that the minimum specs for 4K (UHD - ultra-high definition) is higher than for HD (high definition) video, so your friend is advised to also take the video media to be used into account.

A modern but lower spec'd laptop will likely still be okay but there could be compromises with performance. But steer clear of an i3 processor IMO - it's an economy CPU fine for basic computer work like email, browsing, word processing; but more is needed for video editing.

Vegas Pro 20 is soon to be released. Whether or not it's minimum specs remain the same won't be known until its release.

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64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"


RogerS wrote on 8/5/2022, 2:42 AM

The biggest issue with laptops in my opinion is heat management- if they can't do this effectively you can't edit for long before it starts to throttle and performance plummets.

Vegas also prefers Intel processors with iGPUs for decoding compatibility.

I've been looking at laptops myself and the ones I found worth considering (powerful without heat issues) are gaming-style laptops. and Alienware x15 or x14 with Intel 12th generation processor.

I might get one after Intel 13th generation is launched later this year as I expect there will be some good sales.

For other specs I'd go 32GB ram or higher (esp. if it's soldered in) and 1 or 2TB SSD. For a 14 or 15 inch laptop I think HD or 1440p is high enough resolution (too high and text becomes small) and high refresh rates have no value for video editing so no need to pay more for that.

PeterH wrote on 8/5/2022, 4:37 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

With regards to graphic cards, is there anything specific that he should look for?