Lightweight Laptop Recommendations

sketchpad

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Jul 21, 2013
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Hi, I want to upgrade my Lenovo Thinkpad E545 with something of similar processing power and screen size but lighter. My E545 has an AMD A8-5550M and 15" display, SSD and 12gb 1600mhz RAM and weighs 2.45 kg (5.40 lbs).
The main use is Adobe creative suite, Photoshop, Indesign etc so maybe an IPS screen upgrade would nice.
I don't game.
What would you recommend?
 

jaguarskx

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15.6" Lenovo Ideapad 510 for $660 with i7-7500u, 256GB SSD, 1080p IPS screen, 8GB RAM. I will easily outperform your laptop. Weighs in at 4.84lbs.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-510-i7-7500U-Graphics-80SV0056US/dp/B01LNOEKUW/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484164609&sr=1-2&keywords=lenovo+510


14" Lenovo Ideapad 510s for $800 with the same specs as above, but also with a AMD Radeon R7 M460 (basically slightly better than a nvidia 920m). Weighs in at 3.74lbs.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-510s-i5-7200U-Graphics-80UV001AUS/dp/B01LNOECBE/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484165114&sr=1-4&keywords=lenovo%2B510s&th=1
 

jaguarskx

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Overkill in what way? Price?

If you want a light yet "powerful enough" laptop then it will cost you more money because it takes more engineering and lightweight materials (both of which costs money) to create such a laptop.
 

sketchpad

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Jul 21, 2013
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No, the i7 murders my A8 5550M. I was thinking a high end i3 or lower end i5 would do it.
Maybe I'm underestimating that AMD cpu?
 
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