Photoshop, Traveling, Occassional 3D rendering, vid. editing

Dear community Happy ,

I am currently looking for a new laptop as my old Acer Aspire V3 is going to leave this world soon.

I felt in love with Dell XPS 13, I also kind of like MCB Pro 13 retina (2015) BUT! I am afraid both doesn't meet my performance requirements, but I am not totally sure about it, so please help me with choosing.

I have to work with big PSD files as I have to retouch sometimes for my job, will these laptops be able to handle complex Photoshop works?

I am also occasionally working with Cinema 4D as a hobby, will these laptops be able to render some still images (not animations) in a normal times? Same question for occasional video editing in Premiere.

My budget is somewhere around $1700 and I am looking for well built computer with no overheating issues, no "wierd clicking noise" issues, no wifi problems... just some serious machines. I am looking for 13" because I am travelling alot and low weight would be welcome, but I could live with 15" too.

Dream machine would have 16gb ram, fast processor, 256GB SSD, dedicated nvidia (2gb) and quality screen...

I would love to have the laptop before Christmass (thinking about XPS 15)
THANKS for any suggestions!


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I can overheat almost any PC today.

Almost all laptops overheat if I set it down on the coach. It's soft and blocks the vents. Some folk claim that's a problem. There are new models like Microsoft Surface Pro that survive that test.

It's been a while but the office supplied a y510p (now the y50 line) with 16GB, 1TB HDD and dedicated video ram for 999USD. I'm sure you will find others in your price range in the USA.

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the XPS is about 25% above you
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Oh I don't like
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That's the Linux version.
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Yeah I didn't checked the OS

I am going to use Windows 10 for sure. However still my question - will it be able to handle complex Photoshop works and occassional video editing, 3D rendering as I asked in an original post? Thanks

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Simply yes.

I did video editing way back on an Acer ter600 which was a Pentium 3, 256MB RAM and so your new laptop is far beyond what I used at first. So yes, it should work out.

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Asus ROG G501JW

I am also thinking about Asus ROG G501JW Laptop. What would you suggest betweetn XPS 13 and ROG G501JW? Do you have any experience with this laptop? Thanks

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