Photo and video editing laptop for around 1000$

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    Hi all,
    Tried to find an answer on other posts, but the focus seems to be more gaming oriented and the budget higher than what I'm looking for.
    Should I wait for black friday? Is it relevant at all?
    I'm fairly competent with computers and whould prefer somthing that can be upgraded down the line.

    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    1000$ but I can stretch it a bit.

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    HK is also an option if considerably cheaper.

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

    NO (Vizio is one, but I don't suppose it will come up as an option (-:)

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Office, photoshop and lightroom, simple video editing on Resolve.

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?


    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?


    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?

    I usually have an outlet available, but 3-4 Hours would be nice.

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?

    Don't need to see it.

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    Windows 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)

    1080p IPS panel

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)


    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?

    Not that much

    15) When are you buying this laptop?

    This month, I'm willing to wait for black friday etc. If relevant.
    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?

    Small ssd and 1t hdd
    2 or more storage bays (one can be msata etc).

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?

    Many thanks,


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