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Laptop recommendations?

By ingeborgdot
Feb 22, 2016
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  1. We do live streaming via a laptop. We stream in HD and need a very fast processor for sure. I am not sure how important the graphics card is in this but maybe a dedicated one would be best. I had purchased an HP laptop with an i7 quad core in it and a 950 GTX but for some reason it just could not handle the HD coming in as it would almost max out the CPU during our stream and would not work properly. The HP envy that I had said it was a dedicated GPU but it would also work with the CPU too. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a good high powered laptop that would be great for HD streaming? Thanks.
     
  2. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 434

    These are some I am looking at. If anyone can tell me why these are not good choices I will always listen.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZG997I...lid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I2Q6NKS9RSXTMU&psc=1

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018AX3OHO...TF8&colid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I17E9KCU8FCSGW

    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-...verrides=dkcwf01m:11~10P64E;3~16G2D;8~1281TB7

    The deal is as I was experimenting with it I went back and used a 3 yr old Dell i5 dual with 4gb of memory and no dedicated graphics card. It actually performed as well if not better than the new HP Envy i7 Quad core with a dedicated GTX 950 in. The HP falters when streaming and doing graphics so it already needs to be replaced. It is not faulty so I can't send it back but I have found someone to buy it that will not need it for this purpose so I'm not out a whole lot of money. The architecture of the HP just must not be conducive to the HD stream and the program called Producer from PlayOn Sports. Any more input would be appreciated.
     
  3. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    I have an ASUS ROG laptop. It's bigger that the one you saw, at 18" but it's nice and can play the newest games at highest settings easily. It does well with my amplifier and Ableton Live to make and record music too. I haven't done any video editing on it yet, but it does well with 3DS Max.
    Dell and Alienware, I don't use because of their business practices, but that a personal choice. They are the same company now anyways.
    I don't go to McDonalds either because of their stance on buying beef from Argentina rather than America.
    I'd buy an ASUS of the ones you saw, but I'd keep looking too. More research will never be regretted.
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Take a shot at HP - your rig should perform better than what you describe. Who knows - there may be a driver you need or need to update. You paid good money for a high end machine. Fire a salvo across their bows and see what they can do.
     

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