04-21-2013 08:44 PM
I currently have a W530 (i7-3820, K2000M, 16GB DDR-3 Kingston Hyper-X, 250GB SSD Samsung 830) and it's perfect. I do pretty much everything on the laptop: programming, web design, video editting, light gaming... and I don't see myself opting for a new system for at least 2 more years (I'm going to update my warranty next week). Personally, Windows 8 has been very good to me. Once you've learned the shortcuts, it's very easy to manage. I appreciate how it manages resources so well. Everything is just crazy fast. The only thing I could use is a more powerful graphics card, but then again, that would also drain battery like crazy.
So if you can get a good deal (ALWAYS call in to order with an IBM EPP account), you should be good to go.
04-22-2013 02:52 AM
Thanks for that info icanopit. Hopefully theres no huge difference with the third gen and fourth gen considering I just broke the bank with a new w530 which im sure will do me well for years to come.
04-22-2013 03:36 AM
04-22-2013 03:33 PM
Make sure you're using K2000M when you run Premiere and CUDA is enabled. Also make sure the driver is up to date. Increasing RAM won't necessarily help. Your RAM is pretty much comparable to mine, 1600. An SSD will help, though. But ultimately, it's in the graphics card.
04-23-2013 02:06 PM - edited 04-23-2013 02:07 PM
Yeh Im running the program with default high performance nvidea graphics. The mercury playback engine wouldnt recognise the graphics card so I had to do a hack so it recognises it and then CUDA can be selected. A SSD is on the to do list next for sure. Ive done a clean refresh of windows 8 and have no lenovo drivers or software so im guessing these are downloaded from the website?
04-30-2013 07:42 AM - edited 04-30-2013 07:42 AM
Now that Intel has announced the Haswell 4th generation (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57581633-92/intel-confirms-haswell-chip-intro-at-computex/) to be released on June 3rd, does this shift anyone's opinion?
05-23-2013 09:12 AM
Haswell's integrated graphics are supposed to get a huge boost over ivy bridge, but without a new chip from nvidia, I see no point in waiting.