I have been searching for an affordably priced laptop to edit 4k video, using adobe premier pro or similar 4k video editing software. I found a Lenovo y700 4k screen with some awesome specs for a great price. The specs are as follows
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor (2.60GHz 6MB)
Windows 10 Home 64
15.6" UHD IPS LED AntiGlare Backlit Multitouch (3840x2160) with integrated camera
16.0GB DDR4 2133 MHz
1TB 5400 RPM+256GB PCIe SSD
No Optical Disc Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
4 Cell 60 Watt Hour Li-Polymer
Bluetooth Version 4.0
Backlit English Keyboard
Intel Wireless-AC 8260
When I called Lenovo they said that this would work but the p51s is a much more powerful unit. I dont see how it's a dual core vs quad core. Here are its specs as follows
Processor*- Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.5Ghz)
*Operating System*- Windows 10 Home 64
*Operating System Language*- Windows 10 Home 64 English
*Microsoft Productivity Software*- None
*Memory*- 4GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM
*Base*- NVIDIA Quadro M520 2GB GDDR5
*Camera*- 720p HD Camera with MIC
*Keyboard*- Keyboard with Number Pad - English
*Pointing Device*- No Fingerprint Reader
*Hard Drive*- 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3
System Expansion Slots*- No Smart Card Reader
*Power Cord*- 65W AC Adapter - US(2pin)
*Front Battery*- 4 Cell Li-Polymer Battery 32WH
*Rear Battery*- 3cell Battery 24Wh Rear
*Wireless*- Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1
*Integrated Mobile Broadband*- Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable
*Display Panel*- 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), non-Touch, no WiGig, WLAN, WWAN
*Language Pack*- Publication - English
*Security Software - Electronic Download
*Warranty*- 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
So which one is a better unit?
I think the y700 has the best overall specs, but will it work to edit 4k video?
The second unit does not even have a card reader.
Do you guys have any suggestions on a laptop near the $1000 range, but no more than 1500?
Thanks in advance
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GS63VR STEALTH PRO (GEFORCE® GTX 1060
To the lenovo y700 is real close except for the graphics card is a 960m vs the 1060 the price difference of over $600. Is the 1060, worth $600 more. The lenovo y700 also has a 4k display unlike the stealth.
What do you think
Isn't 4k on a laptop screen overkill? There have been reports of scaling issues with those 4k screens. Some programs do not scale well and you will find some fonts will be displayed so small that you can't read them. Better to look for good 1920×1200 & 120hz refresh rate screen.Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence -Carl Sagan
Lenovo uses low grade hardware... So in other words, they suck.
Go with Dell XPS or HP.
Editing (or gaming) laptops: way more expensive, crappy keyboard, not much storage (you will want some large, high performance external HDDs), fragile, runs ridiculously hot, mostly not repairable, mostly not upgradable. Not recommended.