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[$500 budget] Good laptop for recording & video editing?
Old 4th September 2019
  #1
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[$500 budget] Good laptop for recording & video editing?

Hi

What's a good computer for recording (mixing & mastering also) and video editing? The budget is $500...

No macs
Old 4th September 2019
  #2
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Secondhand Lenovo. X2nn series (X250, X260). Or T. Enterprise customers often replacing them, so like-new on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+x260&_sacat=0
Old 4th September 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brew View Post
Secondhand Lenovo. X2nn series (X250, X260). Or T. Enterprise customers often replacing them, so like-new on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+x260&_sacat=0
Thank you. It's not for me but a friend i will tell him.

Can i get some more recommendations?
Old 5th September 2019
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You can go to eBay and filter for laptops under $500. They're all fine.
Old 9th September 2019
  #5
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More posts please....even if you just agree with the guy above. I just need to make sure i recommend the right type of computer to my friend.
Old 4 weeks ago
  #6
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More opinions please.
Old 4 weeks ago
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More opinions please.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Video editing can be very CPU intensive, depending on how HD (eg HD, 4k, 8k etc) it is...compared with audio, which is comparatively a very light load.

You posed a very simplistic question, but more detail (regarding the proposed depth/complexity of the editing (esp video)) is proposed, before any in-depth answer can be given.

Most serious video editing is done on desktop (or heavy duty gaming laptop) computers...I suspect a typical $500 laptop will bog down very quickly, and run at snail's pace, on a video editing task ? Not so with audio recording, editing, mastering...it will be fine for that !
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by studer58 View Post
Video editing can be very CPU intensive, depending on how HD (eg HD, 4k, 8k etc) it is...compared with audio, which is comparatively a very light load.

You posed a very simplistic question, but more detail (regarding the proposed depth/complexity of the editing (esp video)) is proposed, before any in-depth answer can be given.

Most serious video editing is done on desktop (or heavy duty gaming laptop) computers...I suspect a typical $500 laptop will bog down very quickly, and run at snail's pace, on a video editing task ? Not so with audio recording, editing, mastering...it will be fine for that !
Just plan on doing video editing for a youtube channel. Most likely it would just be attaching a few different clips together & throwing on some back ground music nothing too crazy lol.
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