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Master Geek

#207708 10-Jan-2017 14:36
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Hi, a friend of mine is desperately looking for a laptop recommendation please. The budget is $1300. 


At this rate I know beggars can't be choosers but ideally he would like something that can do some level of video editing/processing, light room+ uni work ...etc.


 What is the most grunt that you can help for 1300?




Any help would be appreciated.

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  #1700968 10-Jan-2017 15:25
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Lenovo are a good brand, look at their website. I've found Toshiba good as well.


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  #1700972 10-Jan-2017 15:31
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I recently purchased this and would recommend it:

Core i5, 8GB RAM, SSD, 13" 1920x1080 touchscreen, thin and light.

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Master Geek

  #1701654 11-Jan-2017 20:50
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Thanks for the replies.


Currently tossing between the Toshiba Sattlite L55-C539 which is an i7 (quad core)




vs HP notebook 15-ay046TX




Only reason im looking at the HP notebook is because it has an external graphics card and faster ram









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  #1701727 11-Jan-2017 22:19
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 You can't really do video editing and lightroom on a 720p screen, no matter how powerful the CPU

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