Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




113 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

#208668 21-Feb-2017 19:32
Send private message

Hi guys, my daughter is just starting a film course at S.I.T and we are looking at getting her a laptop which will run Premiere CS6.

 

Our budget is pretty tight, probably around $1200 as we still need to buy the software. Would something like this:

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptops/hp-15-ba016au-15-notebook/prod146955.html

 

be able to handle it. It does not have to be blazing fast, just so she can do small projects at home.

 

Cheers.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
15923 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1724025 21-Feb-2017 19:39
Send private message

It has a low resolution screen, slow spinning disk, slowish processor. I think it will work, maybe slowly. Does it have to be a laptop?




113 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #1724064 21-Feb-2017 19:44
Send private message

Would prefer it to be.......


 
 
 
 


3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724067 21-Feb-2017 19:48
Send private message

Check out some of the 1-day deals (if you can wait a little bit).

 

I was able to get one of these https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/2-in-1/acer-aspire-switch-12a-sa5-271-513u/prod146737.html for $899 the other day (brand new).

 

 

 

1-day tends to have computer sales once or twice a week.


15923 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1724070 21-Feb-2017 19:51
Send private message

I would suggest looking for Intel i5 processor, a full HD screen (1920 x 1080 or similar), 8GB RAM, ideally a solid state disk. If you had to compromise, hmmm. Not RAM, but an AMD processor may be ok, but i'd probably not use i3 or pentium. Screen, well, lower res won't affect the output but might not be as nice to look at. Hard disk instead of solid state means slower booting but processing will probably be a similar speed, I think.




113 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #1724072 21-Feb-2017 19:52
Send private message

Cheers, that will give be a base guideline to go off.


3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724074 21-Feb-2017 19:53
Send private message

What do people think of this?

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/acer-travelmate-p259-mg-57e1-15-6-notebook/26252225

 

 

 

Oh the screen is not HD however :(

 

 


3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

 
 
 
 


15923 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1724083 21-Feb-2017 20:03
Send private message

 Both of those two look good to me.




113 posts

Master Geek

Subscriber

  #1724084 21-Feb-2017 20:03
Send private message

Found this, does not have a SSD but looks well specd.

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-au020tu-laptop.html

 

 


1458 posts

Uber Geek


  #1724089 21-Feb-2017 20:07
Send private message

Would rather get something like HP Probook than the Acer Travelmate.

3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724091 21-Feb-2017 20:09
Send private message

kiwimustang:

 

Found this, does not have a SSD but looks well specd.

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-au020tu-laptop.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hang on....

 

Did you just increase the budget because if you have that gives me more to play with :P

 

 


3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724093 21-Feb-2017 20:12
Send private message

kiwimustang:

 

Found this, does not have a SSD but looks well specd.

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/laptops/hp-pavilion-15-au020tu-laptop.html

 

 

 

 

And no, over priced for what it is


3500 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724095 21-Feb-2017 20:15
Send private message

If you are going to spend $1600 then this is a good remanufacture devices.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKHNB13013I/HP-Remanufacture-Envy-x360-13-y013cl-Powerful-Ultr


Mad Scientist
22185 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724173 21-Feb-2017 22:30
Send private message

buy @TimA 's laptop it will do what you want





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


Mad Scientist
22185 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1724175 21-Feb-2017 22:31
Send private message

if you want something twice as good as tim's PM me i'm selling mine too





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Sony introduces the digital camera ZV-1 for content creators
Posted 27-May-2020 12:47


Samsung Announces 2020 QLED TV Range
Posted 20-May-2020 16:29


D-Link A/NZ launches AI-Powered body temperature measuring system
Posted 20-May-2020 16:22


NortonLifeLock Online Banking Protection now available for New Zealand banks
Posted 20-May-2020 16:14


SD Express delivers new gigabyte speeds for SD memory cards
Posted 20-May-2020 15:00


D-Link A/NZ launches Nuclias cloud managed network solution hosted in Australia
Posted 11-May-2020 17:53


Logitech introduces new video streaming solution for home studios
Posted 11-May-2020 17:48


Next generation Volvo cars to be powered by Luminar LiDAR technology
Posted 7-May-2020 13:56


D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh system
Posted 7-May-2020 13:51


Spark teams up with Microsoft to bring Xbox All Access to New Zealand
Posted 7-May-2020 13:01


Microsoft plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2020 11:35


Genesis School-gen has joined forces with Mind Lab Kids
Posted 1-May-2020 12:53


Malwarebytes expands into privacy with fast, frictionless VPN
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:06


Kordia to donate TV airtime on Channel 200 to community groups
Posted 30-Apr-2020 16:00


OPPO A91 is a high specs mid-range smartphone
Posted 23-Apr-2020 16:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.