Looking for Laptop for ~1500$

Sword_Boy02

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Im coming from a old macbook air with 4gb ram. I would like to switch to 16gb of ram. Also I am using this for music production, rendering, video editing, and a bit of gaming. So preferably, I would like a 7th gen i7 7700. I dont need a killer graphics card. The laptop should be 15". Lastly, I would like the keyboard or something to have rgb or customizable lighting (like alienware or razerblades). This is not a necesity but would be amazing. Again my budget is 1500$ USD. THANK YOUUUU

PS BATTERY LIFE IS IMPORTANT
 

shwetanshu

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Purely from portability and battery life point. I would recommend Zenbook 3
(\https://www.amazon.com/UX390UA-XH74-BL-12-5-inch-Ultra-Slim-Lightweight-Professional/dp/B01LHUAFAQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1490569237&sr=1-1&keywords=ux390

9 hours battery with fast charging and just 2lbs. But the screen size is 12.5''.

In 15'' I would recommend the Dell XPS 15. They claim 11.5 hours of Netflix streaming and 19.5 hours of productivity.You get a better graphics card but albeit double the weight. So it all about your priorities. But overall I would recommend this more than the Zenbook cause of the overall value. If portability is the priority Zenbook is better.


http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop/fncwxb1610s
 

Sword_Boy02

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How is the battery life?
 

Sword_Boy02

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how is the battery life on that?
 

shwetanshu

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Yes, As these are high performance laptops the battery life would be around 2 hours. (2+ hours quoted on the site). Also ti would be heavy (this is 6.83 lbs)
 

Sword_Boy02

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so what would u recommend for good battery life
 

shwetanshu

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Purely from portability and battery life point. I would recommend Zenbook 3
(\https://www.amazon.com/UX390UA-XH74-BL-12-5-inch-Ultra-Slim-Lightweight-Professional/dp/B01LHUAFAQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1490569237&sr=1-1&keywords=ux390

9 hours battery with fast charging and just 2lbs. But the screen size is 12.5''.

In 15'' I would recommend the Dell XPS 15. They claim 11.5 hours of Netflix streaming and 19.5 hours of productivity.You get a better graphics card but albeit double the weight. So it all about your priorities. But overall I would recommend this more than the Zenbook cause of the overall value. If portability is the priority Zenbook is better.


http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/xps-15-9560-laptop/fncwxb1610s
 

shwetanshu

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Also for Video editing this could be a good option. It has a touch screen and is a convertible so might be helpful in that. I would leave you to be the best judge for it.

http://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-spectre-x360---15-bl075nr
 
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