In inI read another reviewer complain about it being slow on an i7 dual core processor with 8 Gigs of ram. I got it at a discount direct from the manufacturer. So far, it runs smooth and fast on my quad core i7 HP Omen laptop with 16 Gigs of ram. Here is a more comprehensive review. I like the included Cineform and ProRes that my older version didn't have. It comes with bundled software plugins from New Blue, HitFilm, and Boris. New Blue Titler Pro 5 is among the new plugins. It automatically integrated itself with Sound Forge for seemless audio editing and besides Premiere Pro compatibility, it is Final Cut Pro compatible. It also upgraded DVD Architect to a newer version. From what I can see, it have AVID ProTools and compatibility as well.