Can a HP laptop with i3 processor handle heavy video editing software? Watch

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As above, really.

I would really like to get the Adobe CS5 package so that I can get to grips with video editing, InDesign, etc. Obviously, my ideal choice would be to get an iMac with Final Cut Pro software, but I have no money to fund that whatsoever.

If not, are there alternatives available that won't cost the earth and won't require as much processing power?

Thanks xx
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They will work fine.
Things like encoding your videos, complex transforms in PS, etc. will run for longer, but the actual package will work just fine.

It is a huge, huge myth that you need epic RAM/CPU for things like the Adobe suites. Moderate RAM and pretty much any modern, non-netbook processor will do you perfectly well.
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(Original post by *dicie*)
Adobe CS5 package
80% student discount for this. Apparently it also applies to CS5.5, released later this month.
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It'll run fine, but there's a couple of caveats from it. Main thing is, you won't be running PS and Premiere at the same time (or PS/Illustrator, Prem/AE, etc.) without a beefy amount of RAM. You may get away with it at 4 GB, but don't expect it to be lightning fast. :p: Other thing is, rendering on-the-fly will probably be quite slow, and compiling videos will obviously take forever and a day, especially on HD. If all you plan on editing is SD/low-res stuff, you'll probably have a much easier time of it.

That's my experience from using CS4 on a Core 2 Duo laptop, bought a couple years ago. Your mileage may vary. :fyi:
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Thanks for your advice! I managed to up my specs for about the same price so am now the owner of a new acer! Not my favourite manufacturer but the processing benchmark surpasses some of the older i5 processors so am a happy bunny
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