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    1. 09-16-2016 03:53 PM #1
      After perusing the various options, I figured I don't need a "gaming" laptop, since this will strictly be used for: 1) Microsoft Word, 2) Microsoft Excel, 3) Internet browsing, and 4) Photoshop.

      Due to the high demands required by Photoshop, I know a laptop with enough power is necessary to make it work smooth. In addition to a dedicated video card, I ensured my choices have enough memory to compensate.

      Not sure if I need an internal non-SSD hard-drive (I can always transport files to external hard-drive). While it would be nice to have a built-in DVD/CD player, I imagine the external ones serve the same purpose, and allow the computer to be smaller in size as an added benefit.

      Apologies for bugging you all about this, but given the money involved, I can really use some guidance. Thank you.

      Option 1:
      Model: Lenovo Y700
      Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.50GHz)
      Memory: 16GB (8B x2) DDR4 2133MHz (2 SoDIMM)
      Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
      Display: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), LED Backlit, IPS, Anti-Glare
      Storage 1: 256GB Solid State Drive M.2
      (Storage 2: 500GB Hard Drive Disk, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3 - worth the extra $70?)
      Optical Device: None
      WiFi: Intel 8260 AC/A/B/G/B (2x2) Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0

      PRICE: $1,347.22

      Option 2
      Model: HP Pavilion 15t Laptop
      Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.60GHz)
      Memory: 8GB DDR4
      Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
      Display: 1920x1080
      Storage: 256 SSD
      WiFI: 201.11ac Wireless LAN with Bluetooth 4.2
      Optical Drive: None

      PRICE: $1,049.99

      Option 3
      Model: ASUS K501-UW-AB78
      Processor: Intel Core i7-6500U G.5GHz
      Memory: 8GB DDR4
      Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 8GB RAM
      Display: 1920x1080 Matte FHD anti-glare
      Storage: 512GB SSD
      WiFi: 801.11 A/C
      Optical Drive: None

      PRICE: $869.99

      Option 4:
      Model: Asus Zenbook Pro
      Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ s.6GHz (turbo 2.5GHz)
      Ram: 16GB DDR SDRAM
      Storage: 512GB SSD (PCIE x 4)
      Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
      Display: 15.6" Auto IPS UHS (3840x2160)
      WiFi: Dual-band 802.11 ac
      Optical Drive: None

      PRICE: $1,479.99

      Option 5:

      Model: Asus ROG
      Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz Processor (turbo speed 2.5GHz)
      Memory: DDr4 2133MHx SDRAM, 16GB SDRAM
      Storage: 1TB HDD 7200 RPM + 128gb SSD
      Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM
      Optical Drive DL DVD+/-RW/CD-RW
      WiFi: Integrated 802.11ac with Bluetooth V4.0

      PRICE: $1,299

      Last edited by Gekbi83; 09-16-2016 at 04:50 PM.

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      09-18-2016 07:56 PM #2
      I'll tell you to avoid the Asus K501

      The CPU is a dual core vs all the others that have a quad.

      Besides that, they are all very similar. Same GPU, some have 8 vs 16GB RAM. SSD storage will also improve Photoshop performance.

      My pick is the zenbook pro

      - awesome 4k IPS display
      - big SSD (PCIE based. Much faster than average)

      - no disk drive (but who uses that today)
      - most expensive on this list

      Edit: you should look at a Razer blade.

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      09-20-2016 04:42 PM #3
      1 or 4. Do you NEED a laptop for photoshop? you could get a cheap chromebook for your laptop needs and get a desktop for more robust work like photoshop. just an idea.
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