Laptop for everyday use and for rendering 720p videos (Sony Vegas Pro)


Sep 7, 2011
Hiya forum, I was wondering if anyone can give me any advice on which laptop to choose or suggest a better one with limit of $1,200 that can render video's as the thread title says and just basically last lol. I did some research and in the end I couldn't make up my mind on which one (sort of). So any advice would be extremely helpful.

HP dv6t
2nd gen Intel(R) Quad Core(TM) i7-2630QM (2.0 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.9 GHz
2GB GDDR5 Radeon(TM) HD 6770M Graphics [HDMI, VGA] (or should I keep the 1GB 6490M and save $100 or get the 1GB 6770M and save $75)
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (or should I keep to 750GB 5400RPM and save $20)
9 cell battery for more or less 9.75hrs of battery life for $21 (default is 6 cell 5.5 hours)
15.6" diagonal High Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366x768)
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Webcam and fingerprint reader

for a total of $1,040.99

HP dm4x
2nd generation Intel(R) Dual Core(TM) i7-2620M (2.7GHz, 4MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
1GB Radeon(TM) HD 6470M DDR3 Graphics [HDMI, VGA]
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (over-sized)
14.0" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768)
SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support
HP TrueVision HD Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone and HP SimplePass Fingerprint Reader

for a total of $1,114.99

and supposedly a 4GB Xbox 360 with code there for "free" according to some special deal

Randy :)
you don't need a heavy GPU to render, but you do need processing power. The second is going to work better for you, of those two.

You can go to HP's website and buy a laptop with those options and a larger screen for the same price, or probably just drop by the local Best Buy.