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What I Have Now

I need new computing hardware.  Great Ghu, do I need new computing hardware.

My current primary hardware is a ZBOX-AD02-PLUS, manufactured in 2011:

Zotac ZBOX-AD02-PLUS (Front) Zotac ZBOX-AD02-PLUS (Back)

This severely limits what I can do. A good laptop will greatly improve my production values:

  • Record at higher resolution and frame-rates.
    • I'm currently recording at 720p.
      • The current standard is at least 1080p.
    • Modern TV is 24fps and games are 60fps.
      • I can currently only record at 20fps.

  • Reduce encoding time.
    • A 15-minute clip currently takes about 1.5 hours to encode.
      • Encoding time would be reduced to a few minutes.

I have two different laptops in mind that would do the job for me: the high-end model and the low-end model. Either would be a dramatic improvement.


What I Need

The High End

ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop (TUF505DU-EB74)

ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop (TUF505DU-EB74)

This is a high-end laptop intended for gaming -- however the gaming specs also make it a great choice for producing videos.

The price on this is always decreasing, but tends to hover around $1,100 USD.


The Low End

ASUS Vivobook (K570ZD-ES51)

ASUS Vivobook (K570ZD-ES51)

This is a lower-end laptop intended for gaming -- but again, the gaming specs also make it a great choice for producing videos.

The price on this is always decreasing, but tends to hover around $700 USD.