Laptop with or without dedicated graphics card?

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  1. yogeshm.007

    yogeshm.007 The real Bond

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    Hi, I'm to purchase a new laptop on behalf of my sister who is into video editing and uses software like Adobe Aftereffects. Based on configuration & price combination I've narrowed down options to Acer 5738 or 5738G.
    Acer 5738 = ~35500 with
    Acer 5738G = ~42500 with
    What should I go for keeping in view the workload? I am not sure if Aftereffects would get speed benefit from a dedicated graphics card...
    Please reply early as I am to effect the purchase tomorrow...
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
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    Dedicated graphics definitely helps but the overall performance increase depends on what you use the machine for. Graphics cards are mainly used for gaming but apart from that, with today’s GP GPU applications, they can also be used for more general purposes such as media transcoding which helps in converting your media files to your favorite format or for the iPod much faster, play your HD movies more smoothly, etc. consider these laptops as well apart from the ones you’ve mentioned: The HP dv6, Compaq CQ 40 415AU & Acer 5536G
     
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    Thanks for replying... I've bought Acer 5738 for 34500... and first impressions are very-very satisfying. :)
     
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    For laptop with graphics solutions i would say go for HP. Also the second config is better for an increase of only 7k.
     
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