Best i7 Laptop within $1.5K for running virtual machines , multi tasking & photoshop

Amy_67

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Best i7 Laptop within $1.5K for running virtual machines, multi-tasking & photoshop

Please give me multiple options detailing the differences in performance if possible.

Researched a bit and found these:

1) Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Z566112SIN9 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-6500U/16GB/2TB/Window 10/ MS Office/ 4GB Graphics), Silver

2) Dell Inspiron 15 5567

3) Asus GL552VW-CN430T 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-6700 HQ/16GB/1TB/Windows 10/4GB Graphics)

Looking for something with at least 16GB RAM & a i7 CPU.

Photoshop usage is minimal, I need this more for heavy multi-tasking & running VM ware virtual machines.

Please note that I want something robust as I intend to use this laptop for 10 - 12 hours a day.
 

Chugalug_

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Any reason at all you can't get a tiny ITX system the size of a modem instead?
A laptop is awful for your uses, especially considering how much you're using it.
A desktop in the same price range will get you more than twice the rendering/multitasking performance.
 

MrSecret

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I snagged a refurbished alienware for $1400 off the Dell Outlet website during a sale this May. i7-6820HK, 16 gigs ram, 1070 graphics.

Benchmarks have the HK processor at 70% of its corresponding desktop chip from what I can see. Alienware has good thermals, but that is quite a lot of time to put on a laptop.
 

Chugalug_

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The clock speeds are much lower at base.
Rendering and high workloads especially 10-12 hours a day with a two hour battery life isn't a good choice.
Thermal throttling non stop and a jet engine in the background.
 
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