February 10, 2016 at 9:22AM

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Best laptop for video editing?

How would the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 Touchscreen Laptop (Intel Core i7 6700 | 4K Ultra HD | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M Graphics) fare with 4K editing? I shoot a lot with my GH4 so that'd be my main camera. Any other suggestions are welcome!

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How much RAM does that have? The CPU is quite good, the video card mmmh, not bad but not exceptional either IMO. But you didn't mention the RAM. It's quite important in video editing :) In my experience you should avoid anything less than 16GB, especially with 4K files! And I also suggest a double drive laptop with at least 1 SSD.

February 11, 2016 at 1:41PM, Edited February 11, 1:41PM

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David R. Falzarano
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It's a 16GB ram computer. I actually found a Dell with same specs but had a secondary drive. It does have an ssd for software and an hdd for extra stuff but I keep all project files on external drive.

Juan Hernandez

February 11, 2016 at 9:46PM

I use a HP Omen Laptop. I7, 16GB ram, Nvidia GTX960, Internal SSD and Internal Hybrid Drive. Windows 10, DaVinci Resolve + Premiere Pro CC 2017. 4K works great.

March 8, 2017 at 11:25AM

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