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Best budget laptop for Premiere Pro

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Hi peeps!

I am struggling with my current laptop in terms of using Premiere Pro. I was told that my video card is not good enough. In any case, I guess I'll have to upgrade if I want to continue using it. Help me with brand and specs ideas. I am looking into everything else but Apple. I've attached photos with my current specs of the Asus I'm using.

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Best budget laptop for Premiere Pro

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Hi peeps!

I am struggling with my current laptop in terms of using Premiere Pro. I was told that my video card is not good enough. In any case, I guess I'll have to upgrade if I want to continue using it. Help me with brand and specs ideas. I am looking into everything else but Apple. I've attached photos with my current specs of the Asus I'm using.

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Unfortunately, that 3.5-year-old laptop no longer meets the minimum practical performance requirements to run any of the current versions of the Creative Cloud programs. The i7-7500U, despite being branded "i7," is only a dual-core CPU with hyperthreading. And no dual-core CPU, even with hyperthreading, is as powerful as even a Sandy Bridge (2nd-Generation) quad-core CPU (mobile or desktop), let alone a Kaby Lake (7th-Gen) quad-core CPU.

 

With that said, there are hardly any budget laptops that will run Premiere Pro well at all: Either the integrated GPU is almost as weak as that inside your current laptop, or it comes with a discrete GPU that does not support hardware decoding or encoding at all (think GeForce MX series).

 

And because of this, the only "budget" laptops that I will be recommending for Creative Cloud are all 11th-Gen quad-core Intel CPU-based (e.g. "i5-1135G7," "i7-1165G7" or "i7-1185G7," plus their "IPU"-designated variants) laptops based on the just-now-shipping Tiger Lake architecture and their integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics. (I do not recommend the "i3"-designated 11th-Gen CPUs as they still come with Intel UHD Graphics that has been basically unchanged from the HD Graphics 620 days.) At least those newest i5- and i7-based laptops don't suck (relatively speaking).

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Thanks a lot for the insight. Much appreciated.

In this case, let's exclude budget, but would you recommend any decent priced ones that can run the program properly? 

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Thank you!

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