Toshiba S55t Laptop PC for video editingI use Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 to edit my GoPro and Canon videos for my YouTube video blogging. At home I have a powerful desktop with solid-state hard drive and 32 gigs of RAM – but when I’m on the road I need a nice, dependable and fairly powerful laptop to edit, render and upload my videos. Oh yes – and I’m not rich, so I can’t spend a bundle. What to buy?

After a good bit of research, I chose the Toshiba Satellite S55t, which I purchased on sale at Staples in Morganton, NC. For $799 it came with a nice touch-screen, 12 gigs of RAM (plenty it turns out for Premiere Pro editing), Windows 8.1, a core i7 4510U processor and a decent back-lit keyboard.

I can edit all of the GoPro Hero3 video formats, and the render speeds are actually pretty snappy (better than I expected).

Downsides . . . well the keyboard is a little plasticky and cheap feeling, but not terrible by any means. The display could be a bit brighter, but it’s within acceptable parameters for color and contrast adjustments to video. The size and weight are a bit larger and heavier than the elegant Apple options – but all-in-all this is a great buy. Here’s my video review:

Here’s a link to the PC on Staples Website:

Here’s a link to this laptop on Staples’ website: