So, I'm planning to get a laptop, I'm going to be using it for mainly video editing, and occasional gaming. I need to edit 720p HD video, and likely 1080i AVCHD video in Sony Vegas Pro, and the games that I will be playing are older games and indie games. Most will likely be PC exclusives since I already have an Xbox. Which processor line would be best for my needs?
If you are looking at video editing with Sony Vegas Pro then none of the above. An i7 is really needed to do HD editing well and quickly and a discrete graphics card could be very helpful also. If as you cant afford it then the i5 is your best bet.