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We do live streaming via a laptop. We stream in HD and need a very fast processor for sure. I am not sure how important the graphics card is in this but maybe a dedicated one would be best. I had purchased an HP laptop with an i7 quad core in it and a 950 GTX but for some reason it just could not handle the HD coming in as it would almost max out the CPU during our stream and would not work properly. The HP envy that I had said it was a dedicated GPU but it would also work with the CPU too. Can anyone point me in the right direction of a good high powered laptop that would be great for HD streaming? Thanks.
    
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post #2 of 11
can you be a little more specific please.

1. price range
2. size preferences
3. Uses besides HD streaming
post #3 of 11
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That would help wouldn't it.
$1200 or around that give or take a little.
Really not much smaller that 15" if possible.
HD streaming is the only thing it will be used for.
It is very CPU dependent. The program the company uses at this point depends a lot on the CPU for HD stream.
    
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honestly if you're not gaming or editing, and just using it to stream.. any new generation / good quality laptop will do.... there are so many to pick from so it's just personal preference. all the newer model laptops out right now with latest gen processors will do. if you want to go for quality, try finding a 1440p or 4k screen, but your price range will go up because you'll need top of the line hardware to run smoothly ~

here are some laptops i listed below

hp omen
msi gs70 stealth pro
razer blade
dell xps 15 - 4k edition
Lenovo Y900
Aorus X7 DT


list goes on
post #5 of 11
Hmm... What kind of "company" is this? Streaming video only with a laptop...hmm but I digress.
You'll probably want a laptop with a i7-6700hq. That's basically going to give you the best possible cpu performance at this point in time. I could care less about a Webcam on a laptop but I'd start with the i7-6700HQ then go from there.
post #6 of 11
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It is for high school streaming. We stream all of our football, basketball and other activities using a laptop and the software from NFHS Network or Playon Sports. Not just any laptop will do. I am actually trying to find a more powerful one then the one I have. It is an i7 quad but it just can't handle the HD video coming in well enough. I have tried on my other computer and it works just fine, so it seems to be a power issue with the laptop I have.
    
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These are some I am looking at. If anyone can tell me why these are not good choices I will always listen.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015ZG997I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I2Q6NKS9RSXTMU&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018AX3OHO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1JK1WA1PPAW13&coliid=I17E9KCU8FCSGW

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i7559-7512GRY-Touchscreen-Generation/dp/B015PZ0EHS

http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-15-r2/pd?oc=dkcwf01m&model_id=alienware-15-r2#overrides=dkcwf01m:11~10P64E;3~16G2D;8~1281TB7

The deal is as I was experimenting with it I went back and used a 3 yr old Dell i5 dual with 4gb of memory and no dedicated graphics card. It actually performed as well if not better than the new HP Envy i7 Quad core with a dedicated GTX 950 in. The HP falters when streaming and doing graphics so it already needs to be replaced. It is not faulty so I can't send it back but I have found someone to buy it that will not need it for this purpose so I'm not out a whole lot of money. The architecture of the HP just must not be conducive to the HD stream and the program called Producer from PlayOn Sports. Any more input would be appreciated.
    
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post #9 of 11
Sky X4 ~ 1386 usd if you request for latest cad-> usd conversion rates ( 6700K / 970M )
without OS/drive and b/g/n realtek

MX5 ~1161 usd if you request for latest cad > usd conversion rates ( 6700HQ / 970M )
without OS/drive and b/g/n realtek

~1379 usd if you configure the above with a 980M 4GB
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What brands are these?
    
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