What should I look for in a video editing computer?

Episode 1238 (1:41:48)

Alan from Los Angeles, CA

Alan is looking for a new laptop. He wants to transcode video with it. What specs should he look for? A faster processor, more cores, more RAM, and even a faster hard drive will all make a difference.

Will Final Cut ever come to windows? Leo says no. Apple will never make a PC version of their premium software. Leo also recommends using Adobe Premiere since it's a PC. He should get an i7 with multi-threading and a four core processor. Or, he could go with a higher Xeon server processor, which is what Leo's staff has. It comes down to how much he wants to spend. 16GB of RAM is good, 32GB is even better. An SSD will also help greatly.