Am deciding between two different ASUS laptops...
Need your assistance
Keen to buy from B & H Photo in US as the prices are better than Australia...
These are the contenders:
ASUS G51JX-X5 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Computer.html US $1400 with $100 rebate so US $1300
This has i7 processor with short battery life around 2 hours
ASUS UL30Vt-A1 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Computer.html US $735.00
This has Dual Core processor with long battery life around 10 hours
Main use for the laptop will be:
Editing photos with Lightroom and Photoshop
Editing videos once I buy my new Canon 7D
Will use the computer most of the time at home but do like it to have a long battery the i7 laptop battery will last two hours at max
At least 500GB drive
Fast computer that will not lag
Good battery life (have been using Asus netbook whilst travelling the battery lasts for around 5 hours this is great but need to update)
HDMI connection could be good
1. Either Dual Core or i7 (of course i7 is faster but for my needs will I really benefit)?
2. HDMI is it a lot better than a usual VGA connection? I have a 24 inch Samsung monitior that I will use to edit photos most of the time
3. Is i7 processors that much better for my intended use?
Thanks in advance!!
Will tell you the outcome once I purchase which will be hopefully in a few days!