Suitable laptop for casual graphic designing? (Form filled out)

Jun 8, 2018
I have a 4 year old HP Beats laptop with AMD Processor that heats up quickly and the fan would turn loudly, making me uneasy. The repair shop said since my processor is old and replacing it is expensive, and its better for me to buy a new laptop.

I mostly use laptop for leisure (web browsing, binge youtube/stream videos and casual graphic drawings on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchbook/Painttool SAI. If i get a job in a designing company, i might use it frequently, but not everyday. Nothing too extreme as im not using it for heavy gaming purposes.

Im looking for a laptop with intel processor (i5 or i7 whichever suitable) and a good graphic card that fits my needs.

1. What is your budget?
$500 to $850 (RM1700-RM3500)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
13” to 15”

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Current laptop is 1366x768 but if theres a better one, i wouldnt mind.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5. How much battery life do you need?
6-8hours? I dont mind as i only use it indoors with charging ports

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

i-Leisure (web browsing, social media, youtube videos, casual stream/ watch movies online or offline)
ii-Casual graphic design/drawing/photo editing (not everyday)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
Lazada, but any i’d also purchase it from stores directly

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
Preferably 8-10years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I not too picky about this. I dont mind.

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
I’m avoiding Lenovo because i’ve had bad user experience with it.

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
i-For the laptop thickness, nothing too bulky. I wish to find a slim laptop.

ii-Preferably intel i5 or i7 processor whichever suitable