Not sure if this is the right place but:
I'm looking to replace my current laptop (2009 or so Dell Studio 15). I currently have a desktop with an i7, gtx 760 ti, 16 gig of RAM, so that has been pretty solid for RAW editing and Photoshop (as well as video editing and gaming).
So I'm not looking to replace my desktop. What I want is something I can easily bring with me (throw in my camera backpack) and review pictures in the field and also have the ability to mess around with them if I'm on vacation or whatever. I will want to run Photoshop and a RAW editor (debating between Lightroom and Capture One Pro). Possibly do some light video editing as well. I don't care much about gaming on it, so no need to worry about that.
Currently, I am swept up in this whole 2-in-1 trend. I am also coming around to the idea of a tablet, but so far just the Surface Pro 4 since I can actually run Windows 10 on it and not have to rely on apps, like an iPad would require.
So far I am looking at a few options:
- Surface Book: really like these, but the price of the top of the range is pretty steep. Not sure if I need to go that high though. There are quite a few configurations, so perhaps I could get away with an i7, 8 gig of RAM, 256 gig SSD, and I believe you can still get a dedicated Nvidia graphics card with that configuration for around $1900.
- Surface Pro 4: seems like a possible alternative option, but I'm not sure how it would do with editing.
- Lenova Yoga 900: seems to be there new addition to the Yoga lineup, which I read in the past have been under powered compared to the competition.
- Dell XPS 13: not a 2-in-1 but seems like a pretty solid option for a smaller, lighter laptop. It only goes up to 8 gig of RAM it seems, but even then the top of the line one is cheaper than the Surface Book I noted with the i7, 8 gig of RAM, etc...
The reason I like the tablet conversion/hybrids are I find it cumbersome to walk around with a laptop, and really only use mine on a desk, which isn't always an option (not a fan of sitting with it on my lap, but the Surface Book still provides that option over the Surface Pro).
My main concern is I don't want to cut myself short.
I'm hoping I can get some info on this from the users on here.
Thanks for any help.