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Would love some suggestions on a laptop for around £500

Prefer new rather than refurbished

Will be running the usual suspects of LR and PS 

Smaller screen rather than larger-light as used on the road

Not editing masses of images at once but maybe a few hundred per batch of 24mb raw files and a bit of video from time to time

Still unsure of minimum spec

Appreciate your input 

Stay healthy 

 

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I have been loving my Microsoft Surface Pro 7.  It easily runs LR and PS.  Mine was around $700 US but I got it bundled with a keyboard and stylist pen.  It is super light weight too.  You may be able to find older models new for less.

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Just some guidelines to look for would be:
Intel i7 processor
16gb ram
256gb or larger solid state hard drive
Video card better than stock GPU
I only use my laptop while traveling so I store photos on a portable hard drive and then move them to my desktop when i get home.  I couldn't edit 4K footage on my laptop until I installed an SSD.  Most gaming laptops will work fine and will not go obsolete on you in the near future.

Here is a list from Laptop Magazine
    HP Spectre x360 15
    Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (4th Gen, 2019)
    Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
    HP ZBook Studio x360 G5
    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
    Microsoft Surface Pro 6
    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme
    Lenovo Legion Y7000
    HP Envy 13 (2019)
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
    Dell XPS 15 (2019)
    LG Gram 17
    Asus ZenBook Pro Duo
    MSI Prestige 15

Link https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-photo-editing-laptops

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