Hi im new to the forum and i was wondering what laptop i should get could you give me some suggestions?
It will be used with autocad 2011 alot and lots of film watching and listening to music and surfing the web. Also advanced editing using adobe after effects and sony vegas pro.
It needs to have 4 hours of battery life or more.
A 15inch screen
my budget is about £1200 (1950 USD) however i would like it to be a bit under that.
I Agree with WR2, that's the best option. A laptop with a claimed 4 hour battery life, means 4 hours browsing the web, email, doing basically nothing. Video and 3d editing, music editing will kill the battery, like a max of 1:30 on a 4 hour battery.
Sorry when i said 4 hours battery life i meant when just watching videos and browsing the web. however it needs to be a laptop as i am traveling alot between school and home and other class rooms. i sure the hp envy 14 but heard it had a terrible battery life so something with them similar specs would be nice just with a better battery life
I'm going to second that. you really should build a separate machine for number crunching, and a laptop for on the go. Unless you have a specific reason for working on the go, it is really reasonable to get both a laptop for away time, and a powerful desktop. you will find that the desktop will be much more powerful than a laptop (around two times as fast) for the same price. I second WR2s picks as well, they are both pretty decent machines.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Review 6+hrs battey life, Core i5-2410 CPU. 1366x768 LCD screen.
Battery life tested with continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 40-percent LCD brightness.
Dell Latitude E6420 Review configure as you require.
With optional 9-cell (97WH) battery you can get 9hrs battery life. Core i5 or i7 CPU.
1600x900 res LCD screen as an option. Nice feature in a portable 14" notebook.
It can definitely handle AutoCad & multi-tasking very easily. There are NO limitations on getting work done. The difference will be in the amount of time the work takes to get finished during CPU heavy runs.
Same for any video editing software you want to use, it will run them very easily.
It's just not going to be as fast as a top flight desktop CPU could do that same amount of work.