5 months ago
I built a desktop recently (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/YqQZxr) which I use for 4K video editing and 3D VFX. My main software is Davinci Resolve, which is a GPU powered editing program. It has worked like a charm and has given me very few issues.
I am looking to add a computer to my workflow for the road. I want something that will allow me to empty off memory cards onto external HDDs and SSDs, run business programs (the Microsoft Office Suite), and do some minor editing for quick client viewing and feedback.
Obviously, I have my big rig back home for the intense work, so this doesn’t need to be a full fledged mobile workstation, but it does need to be able to power Davinci enough to do basic cuts and a color grade.
Some features I really liked about my desktop are the SSD enabled short startup times (so an SSD is a must), and the Ryzen 2700 processor. I don’t need much internal storage however. Here’s a model I had my eye on, so if you could give feedback on it (if one would work for my uses, or if there’s a completely different model that’s better within that same price range) that’d be awesome!
So, basic spec list: Ryzen 7 Processor 16GB RAM 256-512GB SSD 13-15.6” Screen (1080p+) $800 (+/- $$)