1. pablotn's Avatar
    I am looking for recommendations for Windows based hardware solutions capable of managing Premier Pro workloads. I would not consider the workloads to be hardcore, but day to day editing and other basic video editing functions. The potential user is a recent graduate of the Vancouver School of Film and is just starting out on his own. He currently has a 4-5 year old MacBook Air and would like to get him a upgrade for Christmas. He has also indicated he would like to move to a Windows based device.

    I was looking at a Surface Pro 6, perhaps based on the i5 core? What do we think of it’s capability of handing those workloads?

    Any other thoughts?

    Thanks /paul
    11-12-2018 03:12 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yes. the Pro 6 would be a substantial upgrade over an older MacBook Air. That said, given that he's a recent grad, film editing may grow to become a major part of his career so it might not hurt to get something a little more futureproof. I would recommend a desktop, but if he's determined to stay mobile, then look for these bare minimums,

    Intel Core i7
    16GB of Ram (8GB if the budget is tight)
    A screen with great color accuracy
    A GPU that is better than the Intel 620 (again, if the budget allows it)
    A solid state drive - the larger the better but eventually he'll have to get an additional external drive anyway

    I know there are many great products out that, all at varying price points. Many of them likely to drop in price with the holidays coming up. Hopefully, some of the more educated bunch around here can recommend some contenders.

    And if all else fails, the Pro 6 still isn't a bad choice at all. :)
    11-12-2018 09:12 PM
  3. pablotn's Avatar
    Great information Cori. Thank you!
    HeyCori likes this.
    11-13-2018 10:35 AM

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