Need a little bit of advice.
I need a new 15.6" laptop and I plan on using it as my desktop at home too for just two of us. Our computer use is pretty basic. Surfing, occasionally downloading music and movies, live stream sports from free websites and editing pictures. No gaming whatsoever.
However, the one thing I've been told that will cause me concern is video editing. I plan on buying a new camcorder and the video is 1080p. I've been using movie maker to edit video from my point and shoot but now that I'm stepping it up with a camcorder with HD I guess I need a faster laptop.
Originally I wanted a dual core AMD for $400 max but please tell me if you think I will need something like an i5 Intel quad core so it can handle playback and editing of 1080p video.
And how much do you think it should be costing me? $600?