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  • Opinion on laptop specs for Premiere…

    Posted by Bob Thompson on June 13, 2024 at 7:03 pm

    It’s been 8 years since I’ve built a computer. Instead of building, I’m going to buy a prebuilt laptop.

    Which one below would you choose for mainly editing 4k in Premiere Pro? I’ll do some occasional After Effects work.

    Intel® Core™ i7-14700HX (up to 5.5 GHz, 33 MB L3 cache, 20 cores, 28 threads) and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU (8 GB)

    Intel® Core™ i9-14900HX (up to 5.8 GHz 36 MB L3 cache, 24 cores, 32 threads) and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU (8 GB)

    Also, can I use Windows standard or do I need Windows Pro to run Premiere Pro?


    Bob Thompson replied 4 weeks, 1 day ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Rob Ainscough

    June 13, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX would be my choice as it has better multi-core performance which Adobe “should” be able to leverage (I know DaVinci Resolve can).

    The Intel i9 14900HX is also a good option for laptop CPU.

    You didn’t list how much RAM? Min would be 32GB with preferred 64GB … highest RAM speed possible.

    For laptop GPU I would go with AMD RX 7800M XT … tad faster than 4080 for laptop and consumes A LOT less power.

    Now getting a 4K display in a laptop is difficult, you’ll want at least 17-18” screen otherwise you’ll be scaling in order to see text. Since you do plan on working in 4K … it would make sense to have a 4K capable display otherwise you’ll not be able to verify your render output. Dell use 17-18” 4K displays for laptop but those start around $8000. Razor Blade 18” has 4K at $5000 or so.

    You don’t need Windows Pro unless you want bitlocker security.

    Cheers, Rob.

  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    June 13, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Bob,

    There are several recent discussions on new editing computers right here on the COW.

    All I can add is that a NVidia RTX Ada should be on your list.

    Make sure that you have enough expansion slots for up to 128GB Ram and 1TB SSD for boot and 12TB SSD for media and other fun.
    Latest i9 processor should be fine, but there are new processors coming out to take advantage of A.I..


  • Bob Thompson

    June 13, 2024 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for the info. It helped!

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