Let's start with the Dell XPS line. And let's be clear, even the top end desktop STILL work hard at editing HD video. You can wish for better but for now, today, we have to be patient as the computers grind away at the task.
I am looking for a PC (looking into HP or Dell mostly) that will run smoothly editing HD video in After Effects, Premiere Pro, as well as editing photos in Photoshop and Bridge. My budget is around $1250-1500. I need the portability of a laptop, so a desktop is out of the question. Ideally, I would like somewhere near 8 gigs of RAM. Thank you.