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  • Sat, Feb 18 2012 5:36 PM

    • Ted Faye
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    LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    Hi. I'm upgrading to Media Composer 6 and want to be portable on a PC Laptop. Can anyone suggest the best laptop for the job. I have looked at the specs pdf and see the HPs and Dells, etc. but would prefer to have some recommendations from folks who have worked on them. Definitely looking for that 17" screen and would like to have the ability to add additional software like scriptsync, etc.

     

    Your preferences in laptops and why would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Ted

    avid symphony 6 on windows 7 pro sp1/ 64bit/Intel Xeon W3680 3.33ghz lga 1366 130 W six-core server processor /24gb DDR3 ram/nvidia quadro 2000/ corsair... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Feb 18 2012 5:46 PM In reply to

    Re: LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    At Discovery, we use the qualified HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations.  No issues, no complaints.  3-year warranty.

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Sat, Feb 18 2012 6:38 PM In reply to

    Re: LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    My (discontinued) HP 8740w is quite a nice computer.  17" with numeric keypad, solid machine.  My previous HP Nw9440 was equally reliable.

     

    Media Composer 8.2 Dongle+Symphony Option Win7x64 Pro HP zBook 15" Laptop - 16GB RAM (2nd System) Media Composer 8.2 Dongle+Symphony Option - HP z420... [view my complete system specs]

     The FunkyDragon 

    Happy Editing!

  • Sat, Feb 18 2012 10:25 PM In reply to

    • Ted Faye
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    Re: LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    Thanks so much, Randall. Down here in the SFV - got a couple friends with Discovery shows. Will definitely check out the Elitebook - Thanks. Ted

    avid symphony 6 on windows 7 pro sp1/ 64bit/Intel Xeon W3680 3.33ghz lga 1366 130 W six-core server processor /24gb DDR3 ram/nvidia quadro 2000/ corsair... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Feb 19 2012 6:01 AM In reply to

    Re: LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    "... Down here in the SFV - got a couple friends with Discovery shows ..."

    Yeah, Discovery likes to spread the love ... Wink

    Symphony 8.8.x w/Avid Nitris DX, HP z420, Windows 10, QT v7.7.x, Hexa Core 3.2GHz, 16GB RAM, nVidia Quadro Series 2000 w/353.82. 2TB Boot, 2 x 3TB internal... [view my complete system specs]

    "There are few technological barriers.  You can fix almost anything if you throw enough money at it."
    *******************************
    Randall L. Rike, ACI, ACSR Mac*Win*Unity*ISIS*DS
    Systems Engineer @ BET Networks [a Viacom company]
    (wwld)

  • Sun, Feb 26 2012 12:48 AM In reply to

    • Ted Faye
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    Re: LAPTOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA COMPOSER 6

    Hey Randall: I have a lead on a laptop that has the following specs:HP Elitebook 8760w/ vPro i7 2620M 2.7 Ghz 3.4GHz Turbo/8 GB Memory (upgradeable to 16g) SEC 320 GB 7200 RPM/Quadro FX 3000M 2 GB GDDR5/ 1600x900 LED backlit 17 inch antiglare screen/ Windows 7 Professional 64

    I noticed that Avid recommends 2820 instead of 2620 - do you think that's a problem?

    Here are the specs - I was working off the specs under laptop and the first one - the HP8760w

    http://cdn.pinnaclesys.com/supportfiles/attach/422411/PCQual_MC_SY_NC_AS_IN_v6_10_17.pdf

     

    avid symphony 6 on windows 7 pro sp1/ 64bit/Intel Xeon W3680 3.33ghz lga 1366 130 W six-core server processor /24gb DDR3 ram/nvidia quadro 2000/ corsair... [view my complete system specs]
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