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  1. Yeah I don't have a cable. I was hoping to get it done today but cannot find the windows key that came with the laptop. I may have to order a cable and wait.
  2. Hello. Is there an easy way to transfer my laptop's hard drive to my usb drive so I can replace it with a larger one and then transfer the image back? I only have one m.2 bay in the laptop and bought a brand new hard drive that was on sale. Not sure what would be the easiest way since it won't be able to boot up with no operating system on the new one. Any advice? James
  3. That looks like a setup that would work for awhile. Thanks
  4. I don't have a monitor so that was my reason for the all in one packaging. I'm editing 4k 30fps and 60fps and have been using Davinci Resolve. I believe it is H.264. It is being shot with a DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro, and Mavic Air. I have been downgrading it to 1080 because of my current laptop and that's why I need something better. I really like the idea of getting another laptop because of the portability but am figuring a desktop is more economical? I see all of the laptops rated for gaming but can't find any opinions on what specs would run Resolve smoothly. Especially since I usually have to color grade the footage. I have been looking at Ryzen laptops and they seem to fall in at a lower price point, but would hate for it to struggle after I get it.
  5. With that desktop, I was budgeting for a gpu, ram and ssd. I'm wondering if I will get into the price of an entry level laptop though? I'd appreciate any recommendations on components as well.
  6. Budget (including currency): $900 Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 4k video editing and photo editing Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Hey guys, I'm wondering if I'd be better off buying a refurbished desktop and putting a graphics card and ram in it or just order a laptop capable of editing. I'm trying to do this as cheap as possible until I can get some paid jobs to upgrade to something a little better. I'm looking at this desktop on Amazon... But am open to any and all suggestions. I'm kind of in a time crunch and have spent the weekend looking at systems but can't really decide what would be the best route. Thanks!
  7. Budget (including currency): Sub $1000 Country: US of A Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Davinci Resolve. Photo editing and 4k video editing Other details Good afternoon, I am having some trouble figuring out the most cost effective direction. I recently bought a laptop for night college courses and general computer stuff and got the bottom of the line one of these... AMD Athlon™ Gold 3150U (2.4 GHz, up to 3.3 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 2 cores) + AMD Radeon™ Graphics 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM Anyway, shortly after buying it, I got into drones. Then I really got into drones. Now I'm giving a drone business a go. Problem is this thing is lacking in the video editing horsepower. It will manage 1080 ok but really gets into trouble on 4k. I upped the ram to 16gb and while that helped, it's still a matter of making an edit, heading to the kitchen or the tv and waiting for it to apply the color or whatever it was you did. Since having sunk most of my money into drones and startup costs, what direction should I go here? 1) Upgrade this thing or is there some drivers or anything that would give me any sort of chance? 2) I have a family member willing to give me what I paid for it so they can have a new laptop. I could either build a desktop but then have to factor in a monitor, or buy a better laptop. 3) Is it reasonable to buy a refurb off Amazon with the monitor, keyboard, mouse setup and then just max out the ram and add a GPU? I liked Linus' cheap gaming rig he did with the Optiplex. Do the same principals apply for cheap editing? 4) ? Any other ideas? I used to be into building desktops and don't think I'd have a problem but the last one I put together was when the "new" Windows XP was released. It's been cheap laptops ever since. Thanks everyone! James