Laptop Buying Assistance - Word Processing and Limited Video Editing

1. What is your budget? $400-$800

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 14"-15.6"

3. What screen resolution do you want? 1366 x 768 pixels

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable

5. How much battery life do you need? 3-6 hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? N/A

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.): Cyberlink PowerDirector video editing

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 500GB+

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links: N/A

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 2+ years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? N/A

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons: N/A

13. What country do you live in? USA

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed: Primarily need for word processing, web surfing, and limited video editing. Full sized or nearly full sized keyboard a must. Would prefer a longer rather than shorter battery life. While I'm trying to stay more towards the lower end of my budget, I'm flexible if there is a good argument for spending the extra money.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read and any guidance provided!
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  1. HP ENVY Ultrabook 4 or 6. Very portable, i5, 6 or 8GB ram, both come default with 32gb SSD + 500gb hdd. I'd prefer a SSD only solution, especially for video encoding, and use external storage. If that's good for you: Lenovo Edge E530.

    These options should fit your budget nicely.
  2. Thank you for the help!
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