Hi everyone, can you please recommend a suitable laptop???
I’m looking to buy a new laptop for graphic design and other tasks. I do most of my work connected to external monitors, both at home and in the office, so I don’t care much about the laptop screen size and quality. And I carry my laptop around with me every day and often take it to meetings outside the office, so I prefer it to be very lightweight. Lastly, I need it to be very powerful and handle multi-tasking well. On a normal day I will often be working on several heavy Photoshop files, an Indesign file or two, several heavy Excel sheets and 20-30 browsers tabs open, running a CRM program and heavy Google Sheets.
My current laptop, which is not handing this workload well:
14" Dell Vostro 5000, i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, an SSD drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce 930M card.
My budget for a new laptop is around $2500.
Do any of you own a very powerful laptop that can handle these tpye of tasks and weights up to 3 pounds that you recommend?
The closest I’ve found in my research is either a Dell XPS 15, Microsoft Surface Book 2, or a 15 inch Macbook Pro. But these options all weigh around 4 pounds and I am really hoping to find something lighter.
Thank you in advance.