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I need a laptop powerful enough for handling video editing and heavy photoshop files, with a screen of 17" or higher, good resolution (preferably IPS), not too heavy for travel (not a gaming laptop), good battery life. HP Envy? Any other you can recommend? Thanks
10-08-2012 06:47 PM
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RE: What laptop?
MacBook Pro. There might be some refurbished 17" still...
10-09-2012 02:53 AM
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O.P. RE: What laptop?
I want Windows... :)
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RE: What laptop?
I believe any Dell with 17" will be powerful enough for your requirements for a very reasonable price.
Except for the weight, but in this case I believe any model you find will be a bit heavy. If you want something light, you should get one with a smaller screen.
I'd not recommend HP, I've had too many bad situations with them in the past few years; Dell always seemed good for me, never had trouble; Asus and Vaio seem pretty decent and high quality, but I've never really used any of them.
10-09-2012 09:56 PM
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O.P. RE: What laptop?
The HP Envy has glossy screen, don't like that. I think now I'm more decided for a light 13.3" ultrabook, this one has IPS matte screen, powerful enough for Photoshop/video editing and with upgrades (SSD, ram) performs better than the Macbook Air (from reviews)

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RE: What laptop?
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The HP Envy has glossy screen, don't like that. I think now I'm more decided for a light 13.3" ultrabook, this one has IPS matte screen, powerful enough for Photoshop/video editing and with upgrades (SSD, ram) performs better than the Macbook Air (from reviews)
With an i7-3517U, you'll get performances relative to say, a Q6600 desktop CPU.

You'll be able to do Photoshop and Video Editing, if you want it done in a timely matter, you'll want something that isn't an UltraLow power suffixed Intel CPU.
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The HP Envy has glossy screen, don't like that. I think now I'm more decided for a light 13.3" ultrabook, this one has IPS matte screen, powerful enough for Photoshop/video editing and with upgrades (SSD, ram) performs better than the Macbook Air (from reviews)
With an i7-3517U, you'll get performances relative to say, a Q6600 desktop CPU.

You'll be able to do Photoshop and Video Editing, if you want it done in a timely matter, you'll want something that isn't an UltraLow power suffixed Intel CPU.

Well, it's tough to find a Windows laptop/notebook/ultrabook with these specs:

- Full HD Matte IPS display any size but preferably at least 15 inch
- Not very heavy or big sizewise (not a gaming laptop)
- Fast i7 CPU
- Dedicated video card (Kepler?)
- Acceptable/Good battery life
- Upgradeable to SSD and 10 to 16Gb RAM
- Reliable brand

Can you think of any?

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RE: What laptop?
Best I can think of is a Lenovo X230 or an X1 Carbon

No dGPU though, and around 13",

Beyond that, I'd say like a Samsung Series 9 but then you get crappy display etc.

If HD4000 is good enough for you (consider this, it may be), then go for what I initially suggested.

Beyond that, admit defeat, get a ThinkPad :p.

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Best I can think of is a Lenovo X230 or an X1 Carbon

No dGPU though, and around 13",
Keep in mind X220/X230s have a fairly low resolution. 1366x768. I owned a X220 and currently have a X230. Current one is specced with a i7 and 16GB RAM ,which for the weight and size is epic. Just be prepared to connect it to an external display for serious work.

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O.P. RE: What laptop?
Exciting news?? The new Intel Mobile CPU, the i7 3630QM has 4/8 cores/threads. New line of laptops are coming across different brands. Take this one as an example. Seems to satisfy the specs I was looking for, at least more closely.


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