7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Running Tons of applications simultaneously Usually 10+ Microsoft excel windows, 5 plus Microsoft visio drawings, 1 powerpoint , 1 microsoft mappoint, 5-10 browser windows, 1 streaming music, Google earth, Lots of Outlook email windows, may a word document or 2.
You can increase the performance of your laptop by streamlining your work flow.
And you can probably benefit greatly by using a 2nd monitor - something in a higher resolution 1920x1080 screen.