Best value laptops for video editing?

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I've been researching laptops for my GF who needs something on-the-go for light video editing and Photoshop work. Her budget is $700 or less, weight isn't a huge factor, and needs an SSD as going back to HDD would probably be shocking.

I've kinda narrowed it down to these two, but am open for other ideas, especially cheaper alternatives.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series Gaming Edition 7567

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_12_7?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=dell+inspiron+7567&sprefix=dell+in%2Celectronics%2C191&crid=12E23PI1F4GWQ

Lenovo 720s on Slickdeals

https://slickdeals.net/f/11230835-lenovo-720s-14-laptop-i7-8550u-8gb-ram-256gb-pcie-ssd-mx150-1080p-win-10-712-after-70-slickdeals-rebate-free-s-h?page=12#commentsBox

I'm leaning towards the Lenovo, but I think the Dell would handle video editing better? Plus, my experience with Dell support has been good, anecdotally. What do you guys think? Are the new 8th Gen processors better for future-proofing?

Thank you in advanced for taking the time to help me with my search!
 

kileob

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ok so https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-7567-Laptop/dp/B07793DRK9/ref=sr_1_3/137-6163254-1557047?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1518621661&sr=1-3&keywords=dell+inspiron+7567&dpID=41UOlGUlcEL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch deals like this honestly i think the dell is your best bet for this reason ^ you dont get deals like this on the other laptops cited 1050Ti will beat out the 950m + it has an SSD for your OS and a Core i5-7300HQ beats the i7-7500U Processor out a lot (the CPU in the Samsung Pro 9 laptop) also its a U processor which means ultra low power while the dell has a HQ means High Quality so dell is the right pick man unless you want a long battery life over performance then ill recommend the Samsung Pro 9 laptop make sure you don't forget about the suffixes and what they mean for you
 
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Thanks for the input. We were discouraged by the whole Slickdeals rebate fiasco, so Dell is definitely winning points right now. Eyeballing a few ebay listings and considering the Lenovo Flex 5 w/ the 7th Gen i5 and a 940MX for only $500. There's also a Samsung Pro 9 laptop that has a 950M GPU w/ 2GB of ram and a Intel i7-6700HQ Quad Core CPU.

What do you guys think about between the Dell and these two? Are those two GPUs adequate for smooth operation of the Adobe Suite and multi-tasking? Will be buying another 8GB stick of RAM, most likely, main concern is 1) display, 2) GPU, 3) longevity.

Thanks again!
 

kileob

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ok so https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-15-7567-Laptop/dp/B07793DRK9/ref=sr_1_3/137-6163254-1557047?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1518621661&sr=1-3&keywords=dell+inspiron+7567&dpID=41UOlGUlcEL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch deals like this honestly i think the dell is your best bet for this reason ^ you dont get deals like this on the other laptops cited 1050Ti will beat out the 950m + it has an SSD for your OS and a Core i5-7300HQ beats the i7-7500U Processor out a lot (the CPU in the Samsung Pro 9 laptop) also its a U processor which means ultra low power while the dell has a HQ means High Quality so dell is the right pick man unless you want a long battery life over performance then ill recommend the Samsung Pro 9 laptop make sure you don't forget about the suffixes and what they mean for you
 

kileob

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oh my bad man just saw that the CPU i saw that i looked up when i saw your post didnt match yours actually the i7-6700HQ is better than the i5-7300HQ but thats just that model im sure you can find a dell Inspiron 15 with a i7-6700HQ im more than sure just browse around until you find a good pick btw i still stand by my opinion with the dell even with this CPU for this model of the dell Inspiron 15 will still beat it out due to the GPU being a 1050TI so yea dell....right way too go
 
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Thanks for the help. We ended up getting a new 8th Gen Inspiron w/ 940MX for $800 with tax.

http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-15-7000/spd/inspiron-15-7570-laptop

It was the weak TN screen on the 7576 that was the dealbreaker in the end. The viewing angles and terrible brightness just weren't going to cut it for someone using Photoshop.

Lenovo had their own more powerful 8th gen w/ a GTX 1050, but it was the Yoga model that doesn't have expandable memory.
 

kileob

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glad everything worked out man glad i could help if i did any have a wonderful time
 
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Hi there. Just something to consider... if you are planning on using premier pro... if you use proxies, you can edit with a less powerful machine. Your GF probably knows about this but if she doesn't, it is worth looking into it....

I have an older Dell Inspiron and its works ok with proxies...

 
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