I’ve just had a conversation with a friend about what laptop he should buy for his partners daughter for university she starts next week. The Big box store he was in was suggesting a Chrome Book, even though they had no idea of the use case of the laptop. It turns out she will be making and producing Videos as part of her studies. As I was initially informed her budget was around £300/$360 I suggested the best spec refurbished Dell or Lenovo or even a Toshiba Z30 or better, she could get for her budget, but even then it’s unlikely to have dedicated graphics which would be useful for processing video.
As it turns out the budget is a little better than initial thoughts as he decided he will help with the purchase, anyone got any suggestions of a good laptop for video editing preferably with dedicated graphics, 15" screen and DVDRW drive for project work.
What would be your suggestions?
PS. I’ve just been told that the video work she will be doing is only occasional light videos created on her phone which if any substantial editing is needed she can use the University Mac’s for this. So dedicated graphics is less of an issue.