I was wonder what of these computers will be better for hitfilm 3 express or any other editors
You are going to want a core i7 if possible and minimum 8gb ram. More memory is better. Get the best video card you can afford. Hitfilm uses GPU (Graphics Processing Unit - namely, the video card) heavily, so the best GPU for your money will help you immensely.
Avoid Best Buy computers - they screwed me twice. I spent almost $1,500 per laptop and the included Nvidia GeForce card could not perform squat and I found out it was a Best Buy specific card that looked good on paper but actually could barely be useful at all - not even in simple FPS games. Also, they are usually dual video cards and I could NEVER get the Nvidia to work right - it would always default to the Intel card no matter what soft switch your set in the Video and Nvidia control panels - no matter whether you set all software to use Nvidia graphics processor by default - a utility I downloaded showed me that the Intel was ALWAYS being used. This was for both machines!
Don't get a Dell. There's a known issue that only seems to be affecting Dells that the devs haven't cracked yet.
What's your budget?
I already got the dell I was wondering if I should take it back and get the hp
On paper the dell should run hitfilm fine but my video is kinda laggy when effects go on but that may just be because i am using mp4 files
Oh, boy, that hp looks like it doesn't have a dedicated GPU. That's not good. Sigh. II don't really like either system. Unfortunately I up past bedtime and need to bow out.
@fishinsalt13 - The following link is for MSI laptops - they absolutely KICK TUSHY for doing Hitfilm work:
You just cannot go wrong with any of their products. You can buy them on amazon.com with confidence. Even the lowest end core i7 will work great.
I own their Mac Daddy and it's all I need.
the msi laptops look nice but they are a ways out of my budget of $700
Oy. $700. Hmmm. Buy someone's used MSI. For $700 you are going to be waiting . . . a lot . . . for rendering, proxying, etc.
Believe me, I understand what it's like to be on a budget, but until I got my MSI, I could simply not get much done with Hitfilm (or any other higher end video, 3D Animation and compositing software). Now, anything is possible.
Well . . . get a core i7 and at least 8gb ram. Get a GeForce 970m if you can afford it.
I think I will stick with my dell and in the future look at msi. Thanks for the help though
What do you think of the amd fx chip
Hmmmm. Not the biggest fan of AMD (hence, ATI). GeForce and Intel core series are the undisputed champs of the effects industry. AMD/ATI tend to have real video driver issues with most higher end software.
Otherwise, I have no real experience with it and thus cannot give you a reliable review or opinion save what I know about AMD/ATI in general.
Looking at the benches and specs you got a cpu on par with not so recent i3 and similar to my 5y old i5.
If you can I did back the suggestion to return it and go for a used one or better a desktop.
I have a amd fx 8800p
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