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    I would say if you could wait, to wait cor september/November. We are in a time of transition right now, and I would say getting a laptop without TB 3 and usbc right now, even with all the graphics power and ram is a bad move.
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    This is not a better alternative when it comes to MSI?
    https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GT83VR-7R...-specification

    Is it not better to go with 1080, 1080 SLI or TITAN cards than quadro for what I am doing? I am not into 3d or research.
    And the beast I am looking into also can run 64 GB of memory.

    I am wondering if the MSI laptop I am linking to or that ASUS beast that has the cooling dock and has the same specs are the two best alternatives?
    https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ROG-GX800VH/

    It the MSI has good enough cooling, that should be the most mobile alternative?
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    Eurocom Tornado
    http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(2,384,0)ec
    Up to 64gb, TB3, 1080 or quadro (using MXM) up to 3 drives, uhd display
    Up to 7700k processor
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    Thanks for the heads up oedipus. Only thing I am wondering about is the GPU alternatives. I think I want 1080 SLI to be "most future proof"?
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    Only put it out there because the specs work - can't vouch for the machine's durability though I was drawn to it because it was the first lightish (2.9kg) 15" machine with a 1080. The MXM designation indicates that the gpu can be replaced (though obviously only as long as MXM is a profitable standard) so it may be that, though SLI is unlikely, more powerful gpus (subject to power draw and thermal issues) such as a 1080ti MAY be possible.
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    Woaw, did not see that weight specs. I will have to look at it again. And of course interesting that maybe you could go for a 1080ti card.
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    Been thinking of upgrading my setup too and was pretty bummed out with the MBP 2016 release. When it comes to quality and support can't beat a Macbook as this video review shows:
    https://youtu.be/AKpGVhtjPX0

    However when it comes to Premiere Pro think anything with an NVIDIA card is going to be far better as this follow up demonstrates:
    https://youtu.be/SNfF6L57zIo
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    Maybe somebody can help: How good is the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" for editing R3D?
    Using Premiere Pro, After Effects and Resolve.

    Specs look good, altho not sure about that low-power CPU:
    - Intel Core i7-8650U (1.9 - 4.2 GHz, 15W)
    - nVidia GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5
    - 16 GB RAM
    - 15" 3:2 Touchscreen 3240x2160 (detachable for tablet mode)
    - up to 1 TB SSD

    I usually work my 8K Helium R3D files in PP in a 1080p timeline, playback at 1/2 resolution works fine on my midrange Acer laptop for now. But the Surface Book 2 is tempting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanChristophe Dupasquier View Post
    Maybe somebody can help: How good is the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" for editing R3D?
    Using Premiere Pro, After Effects and Resolve.

    Specs look good, altho not sure about that low-power CPU:
    - Intel Core i7-8650U (1.9 - 4.2 GHz, 15W)
    - nVidia GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5
    - 16 GB RAM
    - 15" 3:2 Touchscreen 3240x2160 (detachable for tablet mode)
    - up to 1 TB SSD

    I usually work my 8K Helium R3D files in PP in a 1080p timeline, playback at 1/2 resolution works fine on my midrange Acer laptop for now. But the Surface Book 2 is tempting!
    Haven’t used mine for editing .R3D, but I did use it to playback files in RedCine-X at one point and I was actually surprised with how well it did for the most part. It loaded files fairly fast but at points would freeze up for a second, and occasionally the program would have to be restarted.

    I’ll test it with Premiere and AE though to see how it performs.

    Something like a 60 second timeline with 6K 5:1 23.98 FPS footage (at 4K and 1080p)
    I’ll probably do a render test too in AME.
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