I have nearly two decades of experience in IT, computer repair, and related fields and will attempt to provide the most solid, brand-agnostic advice when it comes time to purchase a new computer, or upgrade an existing machine. I can answer anything from the seemingly basic to the downright complicated - and will do my best to provide this information in a clear and concise manner.
I have been an enthusiast of PC's for many years, and can answer questions about the purchase/use of a new computer or the purchase, installation, and use of upgrades for existing computers. There probably isn't a whole lot related to the home computer that I haven't seen over the years.
15+ years of experience
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Generally laptops are not as reliable, for a few reasons: - They are generally designed only to be disposed/replaced, as opposed to repaired or upgraded. - They are increasingly all-plastic in construction
The three are extremely similar - I'd pick based on other qualifiers, like warranty, availability of a support/service system near you (e.g. do they have a local number or retailer that can support the
1) 30 minutes is "large-ish" - it certainly isn't as big as cutting a feature-length film, especially if you only mean you're coming from 30 minutes of footage and will edit that down (into probably ~5
While I certainly understand the convenience that could come from ripping DVDs to a computer, due to recent case law and the state of copyright law, this is an entirely illegal operation (at least in the
They will all perform essentially the same for your workload, as they have the same (or extremely similar) CPU and memory configurations. If possible I would upgrade to 16GB RAM on whichever machine you