*No Apples pls*
So, I've been looking at various laptops and am going a bit insane. I need a smaller laptop as I've been having trouble flying with my 17" one, so I'm looking at getting something as small and compact as possible that still packs a punch. (I basically don't want to be waiting 5 minutes for a filter to render).
First consideration was an Asus Zenbook UX330 which looked beautiful but with only 8GB of RAM and no dedicated Graphics card seemed like it'd struggle with Canon 5DMKIII RAW files.
So it looked like I might have to spend a bit more.
I've looked at various that nearly fit the bill but are too big such as a great powerful one from Chillblast but at 14" and with quite the bezel it wasn't quite small enough.
My budget has been creeping up and up until I'm now considering a full spec Dell XPS 13 at £1500, which is of great merit because it's the smallest 13" book and hardly has any bezel, making it super compact for flight but even that doesn't have a quad core processor.
Can anyone shed any light on this? Experience with any of the aforementioned models or other suggestions? I know answers will be subjective but I'm hoping this will help in some way.
Spec I'm guessing I need (I also produce music on a laptop when not at home)
Thanks in advance