5 Top Laptop Computers for Sports Analysis, 2020

By Duncan Ritchie

08-July-2020 on Tips

7 minute read

We continue our look at the hardware needed for performing sports analysis with something which is absolutely fundamental to the discipline. In fact, without this, there will be no analysis…the computer.

 

Again, we have chosen 5 different computers to highlight in this article, but this is by no means an exhaustive list and we will expand on this further with an eBook very soon.

 

All the computers in this article comply with or surpass our recommended minimum requirements. Also, we’ve concentrated on Windows machines here as Nacsport has been designed for this environment, but if you do want to run it on Mac, there is a work-around available.

 

So, let’s get going…5 of the Best Computers for Video Analysis in 2020…


Note:
 Nacsport is in no way affiliated with any of the brands or manufacturers mentioned in this post. This article was conceived as a result of the many questions we have received from Nacsport users about this subject.

The Best Specs for Performance Analysis

 

Dell XPS 15 7000

 

 

Starting at the pricier end of the market, the Dell XPS 15 700 is a beast of a laptop boasting a 15.6-inch UHD IPS OLED Infinity screen for clarity and perfect legibility. Under the hood there’s a powerful Intel Core i9-9980HK processor backed up with 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD storage and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card.

 

This laptop easily surpasses the recommended requirements for running Nacsport. The best thing about investing in a laptop at this end of the scale is that you will be well future-proofed and will handle anything thrown at it for the foreseeable future.

 

Pros: Massive amounts of RAM, top of the line Intel processor. Future proofed.

 

Cons: Expensive.

 

The Second-in-Command

 

ASUS ROG Strix Scar G531GW

 

 

Here’s another set-up with an Intel i9 chip which goes above and beyond.

 

This machine was built with gaming in mind and as such, is perfect for the processing power needed to run video analysis software.

 

The first thing you’ll see is a 15.6-inch Full HD screen running at 240Hz. Combine this with the Intel chip, 32GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB graphics card and 1 TB SSD storage and you have another powerhouse that will see you right for a few years to come.

 

Pros: Gaming computer capable of running anything thrown at it.

 

Cons: Expensive.

 

The Big Screen

 

HP OMEN 17-cb0005na

 

 

This computer doesn’t have the same processing power as the previous two, even though it comes in at around the same price point, but one thing the HP does bring to the table, however, is a larger screen.

 

Instead of the 15.6-incher you’ll find on the ASUS or Dell, this HP computer expands your field of view to 17.3 inches. A couple extra inches can make a huge difference! Another excellent choice!

 

Pros: Good specs and big screen.

 

Cons: Larger in size, not as portable.

 

 

The Tactile Mid-Price Wonder

 

HUAWEI MateBook 13 2019

 

 

 

With specs that pale in comparison to the previous machines, the great advantage of this machine is that it has a 2K touch screen for getting touchy feely with your analysis!

 

It also boasts Dolby Atom speakers if good sound is important to you whilst analysing. This is a good-looking laptop which is fully featured.

 

Pros: Touch screen. Great sound.

 

Cons: Not the greatest specs.

 

For Those on a Budget

 

HP 15s-fq1012na

 

 

There’s nothing flashy about this HP laptop, it’s just a good solid workhorse that easily meets our minimum recommended specs.

 

The most remarkable thing about this laptop is the price. You get a 15.6-inch Full HD Laptop with an Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD.

 

Pros: Good solid workhorse.

 

Cons: No outstanding features or specifications.

 

Let Us Help You

 

And that’s our list. Obviously, there are many computers out there which would be perfect for your analysis work, many more than we could include in this list. We haven’t even mentioned off-the-shelf desktops or tablet computers in this selection (although we will get into this in more detail in our eBook, which will be published and downloadable soon).

 

If you have a computer in mind but are not sure if it’s apt for sports analysis with Nacsport, get in touch with us at media@nacsport.com or through any of our social media channels. As always, we’re here for you!

 

 

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