New Laptop - Help!

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DanieDiVito

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New Laptop - Help!

PostFri Feb 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Hi all, I'm new to video editing, and I just bought the Sony a6500 to film in 4k. My current laptop (Surface Pro 4) is pretty slow when it comes to editing any video, let alone 4k. I have been researching laptops for the last few weeks and I'm looking closely at the following:

Dell XPS ($1,719.99 on Amazon currently)
15.6" 4k touch screen
Intel Core i7-7700 HQ Quad Core, up to 3.8 GHz
1 TB SSD
4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics
16 GB RAM


OR

HP SPECTRE x360 (8th gen) ($1,774.49 on Amazon currently)
15.6" 4k touch screen
Intel Core i7-85500 (8th gen), Quad Core, up to 4 GHz
1 TB SSD
2 GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics
16 GB RAM



Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm most confused over the 7th or 8th gen processor -- is there really a BIG enhancement between 7th and 8th? And the graphics card -- which is better??

Thank you!

Danie

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