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    Dream Laptop for Video Plus

    Greetings All,

    I am looking to buy a laptop which will handle my video editing and photo editing needs (SE and Photoshop, etc.) I have been steered toward the Dell M6400. What brand, model, and configuration would you recommend? Processor, video card and etc....? Lay it on me!

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    Talk to Blaine at Video Hardware

    He can fix you up with a better option.
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    I totally agree Blaine at Video Hardware can get you a MUCH better Laptop for video than ANY Dell. And you will get his Tech Support.

    Hope this helps
    Bob

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    The fact that Jef is saying go with Blaine says it all....
    Brett Beanan

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    Stay way from Macbook Pro

    I had good results with SpeedEDIT and the Original 2.0 Ghz MacBook.

    The late 2008 MacBook Pro that replaced my original macbook is a mess...

    HEre are the problems

    Crackling audio in vista or xp
    Lockups, not BSD... Lockups total freeze
    Gets super hot to the touch....
    Expresscard slot won't work with ESATA cards of any kind

    Works find in OSX mode

    A real mess at a premium price.

    just google these issues and you'll find other users in the same boat.

    Becuase this only happens in Vista apple won't acknowledge the problem...
    Microsoft says it's an apple issue.

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    Go with Blaine ??
    I'd agree, not from technical angle, but from dealer service. New computer with editing software arrived hosed after surviving a fall from a forklift (or crash landing plane) Capable Blaine dealt with carrier, managed replacement, happy customer!

    Philzik

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    got a 2.6 macbook pro w/ XP and works good in SE
    no inherent lockups or audio crackling....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeanan View Post
    The fact that Jef is saying go with Blaine says it all....
    I used to build out the same laptops as Blaine builds but found that they can be really a pain if you don't do them all the time. Building computers, especially Laptops, are becoming harder and harder to do and stay competitive with the big boys like Dell, Apple, etc.

    If you want a specialty laptop for editiing with all the bells and whistles, then I would suggest going with Blaine because he uses the same suppliers we do/did. If you go with a Dell or Apple, then be prepared to work on it a little more yourself. If you are comfortable and computer fluent then go with whatever strikes your fancy.

    Having Blaine or myself build you a box means that you can get "real" support on it. I am sure Blaine has seen SpeedEdit before. Ask a tech at Dell if they have and well, you can imagine the answer.
    Jef Kethley
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