Laptop for photo editing - specs and thoughts?

  herc182~2 06:41 15 Nov 2016
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hi all

Having decided to keep my CSc camera and editing raw files, I have exposed the speed / capabilities of my currrent laptop (dell xps i7 (2nd generation) with 8gb ram). Last year I installed an ssd which made a colossal difference but think the processor (i7 2670QM 2.2ghz up to 3.1ghz) is now limiting (possibly the ram too 1333MHz DDR3).

i have a budget of around £1200 max and don't have space for a desktop. I borderline hate dell as I have had two of their laptops, and work laptops, which have all had issues. So would rather not stay with dell.

Any recommendations for that price? I have seen hp 360 and Lenovo yoga as good alternatives with great reviews.

Is an i7 a must or an i5 good enough too? Is 16gb ram key or 8gb enough with later expansion if needed?

thanks

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