Hi all. I know squat about computers, below is what I have learned recently.
Time to upgrade my pc laptop for new sub-hobby to photography; video (for now, using Canon 60D and new Lumix FZ2500); would stay with pc and laptop. I would like the laptop to handle up to serious amatuer level video editing; will start out with PowerDirector software but may upgrade in the future.
Per advertising, the new intel 8th generation coffee lake processors (six core i7, i5) offer a big jump in editing speed from 7th gen processors (4 core); with minimal price increase. My budget is at $1500. I get the impression that what works for gaming also is what would work for video editing? A few questions...
-any concerns that these new 8th gen coffee lake processors are too new, may have bugs to work out? If yes, is it worth waiting until next year some time?
-should I go for the top i7 8700, or the i5 8600 which reviews seem to like better for gaming?
-some laptops come with both an HDD and SSD drive. Is that a benefit? I.e. why not just a large SSD, or HDD? And how large?
-I am thinking there will not likely be discounts on 8th generation laptops, that is ok. However if there may be discounts this year yet, when would they come out and from where?
-any recommendations on video card (specific to video editing) if there are options?
-if you were to buy a new computer, where from?
-any other advice would be appreciated.
Thanks ahead of time !!