Laptop for a parent, suggestions?

Hey guys, so my mom needs a new laptop. She is actually pretty good with computers btw. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on one she should get, thanks in advance!
Price range: $1000-1500 tops
What she'll be doing on it:
-Her job is done basically completely through the computer so it needs to be fast for common use
-She loves movies so it needs to easily handle movies and Netflix streaming
-Photoshop will be used too (I know that doesn't really require much)

What I'm thinking is something dual-core, 6gb ram, 500gb HD and a non-integrated video card

Anyone know a good deal anywhere? Thanks again
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  1. How much battery life does your mom need ?
    A good option would be Dell XPS 15(With the Full HD screen,if she works a lot with PhotoShop) and will give you around 5 hours of battery life(If that's enough)
  2. battery life isn't too much of an issue, 5 hours would definitely be good.
    The only thing, though, is the last computer she had was a Dell and she absolutely hated it. She got it about 2.5 years ago for $2,000+ and it broke on three separate occasions and even out of box was slow and laggy. So although the Dell XPS might very well be a good laptop she doesn't want another Dell (they provided her horrible customer support too).
    Thanks very much for your reply though I appreciate it
  3. What brands do you prefer then ?
  4. Honestly any brand except Dell, its just the bad experience
  5. Hello Xpyrofuryx;
    Does she need a dedicated number pad?
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Core i5 under $1200 with 10% discount and upgrades.
    Core i5-560M 2.66GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, Switchable Optimus Graphics card, 500GB 7200 rpm HDD.
    Recommend the Full HD 1920x1080 LCD screen upgrade. Also consider the BlueTooth option.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad T510 Notebook (Optimus)
  7. I really love the Acer TimelineX's. I recommend them to anyone not interested in gaming.
    Replace the HDD with one of these SSDs with the extra money, she'll have an external for backups and you'll be the best son ever!
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