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Mar 14, 2019 11:36:27   #
Sonny Boy
 
I am planning by to get a new laptop soon, and would like to ask what would be decent specs in order to run Capture One quickly and easily? RAm, ROM. Processor, screen? Thanks for your input.

John

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Mar 14, 2019 11:58:51   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
Sonny Boy wrote:
I am planning by to get a new laptop soon, and would like to ask what would be decent specs in order to run Capture One quickly and easily? RAm, ROM. Processor, screen? Thanks for your input.

John


Probably an I7 processor or above, 2 GB dedicated video, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD for Operating system and perhaps a 2nd SSD for data. An ASUS or other gaming machine would work. If you have the necessary space, a desktop and quality monitor is a better choice. Here is a website that customizes and builds computers/laptops. https://www.xoticpc.com/shared_product/index/configure/id/71004/
Good luck,
Mark

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Mar 14, 2019 20:58:18   #
bsprague (a regular here)
 
They have their own suggestion:

https://www.phaseone.com/en/Search/Article?articleid=1026

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Mar 15, 2019 08:54:14   #
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Mar 15, 2019 10:28:51   #
GENorkus
 
Sonny Boy wrote:
I am planning by to get a new laptop soon, and would like to ask what would be decent specs in order to run Capture One quickly and easily? RAm, ROM. Processor, screen? Thanks for your input.

John


Welcome!

Being you already plan on using Capture One, I know you've already done your homework for the best out there. As for a good laptop all really need is a good modern computer as they all should have fast items built in.

My suggestion would be something built by Intel. Pobably an XPS model. That will give you a processor choice with an i8, and if you want more, an i9. I don't have an Apple computer. Others can help if you want one of those type.

The i7 processor models can be found a some stores selling older computers. That's what I have and it works very well.

After that, look for as much ram that is possible. All the better post programs run better with lots of ram. Although C1 can work fine with less, I'd suggest at least 16gb ram or more.

Look for something with a decent graphics board. Know that better graphics boards get up in price real fast.

I run an Intel 500gb ssd as a second drive basically debicated to C1 and find no problems with that size. You could get larger although that is just overkill and expensive since im guessing you'll be saving off line.

Don't forget a good second off line backup drive just for storage safety.

After getting the stuff, about the only problem you'll have is keeping up with the computer! LoL

Enjoy you new "toy"!

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Mar 15, 2019 11:16:33   #
Sonny Boy
 
Thank you all for your thoughtful replies.

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Mar 15, 2019 14:05:30   #
a6k (a regular here)
 
I may have missed it in the previous replies but Windows or Mac, include a powerful video card.

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Mar 15, 2019 15:04:33   #
joer (a regular here)
 
bsprague wrote:


Good call Bill.

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Mar 15, 2019 15:57:06   #
GENorkus
 
GENorkus wrote:
Welcome!

Being you already plan on using Capture One, I know you've already done your homework for the best out there. As for a good laptop all really need is a good modern computer as they all should have fast items built in.

My suggestion would be something built by Intel. Pobably an XPS model. That will give you a processor choice with an i8, and if you want more, an i9. I don't have an Apple computer. Others can help if you want one of those type.

The i7 processor models can be found a some stores selling older computers. That's what I have and it works very well.

After that, look for as much ram that is possible. All the better post programs run better with lots of ram. Although C1 can work fine with less, I'd suggest at least 16gb ram or more.

Look for something with a decent graphics board. Know that better graphics boards get up in price real fast.

I run an Intel 500gb ssd as a second drive basically debicated to C1 and find no problems with that size. You could get larger although that is just overkill and expensive since im guessing you'll be saving off line.

Don't forget a good second off line backup drive just for storage safety.

After getting the stuff, about the only problem you'll have is keeping up with the computer! LoL

Enjoy you new "toy"!
Welcome! br br Being you already plan on using Ca... (show quote)


Sorry. When I mentioned the Intel computer, I should have said Dell computer. (About the same thing though.)

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Mar 15, 2019 17:59:29   #
timcc
 
Capture One Pro 12 for Sony runs well on my 3 year old Dell desktop with Intel i5 and 12 GB RAM. It's a 64-bit operating system running Windows 10. Absolutely no problems with C1, which as you probably already know is a fantastic raw converter and editor.

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Mar 16, 2019 17:38:49   #
uhaas2009
 
I have a Sony vaio what runs good but the graphics is to slow- I may would look in some gaming computer......I don’t know if this is still true some years ago they said if you can play video games without problem you don’t have any problem with photos.....

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Mar 16, 2019 18:03:59   #
GENorkus
 
uhaas2009 wrote:
I have a Sony vaio what runs good but the graphics is to slow- I may would look in some gaming computer......I don’t know if this is still true some years ago they said if you can play video games without problem you don’t have any problem with photos.....


Note:

Where as the older tyoe microprocessers had nothing, the newer processors already have reasonably good graphics and sound "cards" built into them.

Check to see if the one you are looking at does.

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