Given the hours of battery time plummet under load let's read any review to see what the battery time is and halve that for when you are rendering HD video.
What this means is you should wear out a battery on a yearly basis and since many ultrabooks don't have an easy to replace battery then why consider this sort of model that will tax you about 200 bucks a year for battery replacements?
There are good ultrabooks today that you could edit HD but this comment on battery has me concerned you will be very upset by the end of the first year if not sooner since battery time while editing/rendering HD video should be hard to achieve.
I'm looking for a ultrabook/small laptop, that I can use mainly for photo and HD video editing, using Adobe software. I need it to be light, good screen, reasonable battery life and powerfull enough for the software. I was hoping anyone had some experience of which ultrabook to buy
Minimum system requirements:
Core i5 (or similar)
Windows 7 or 8
SSD harddrive is preferred (250GB ++)
What is your budget?
£1050 / 1200€ / 1,600USD
What country will you be buying this in?
Europe, country is not a concern
What size notebook do you prefer?
12-15 inch screen
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Photo Editing, Video Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects)
(Editing RAW files and full HD files from a Canon EOS 7D)
Where will you be using this laptop?
Will be used different places, much travelling
How many hours of battery life do you need?
Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store
List the screen resolutions that interest you:
Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you?
How much storage capacity do you need?
Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?