What laptop should I get for editing?

Episode 1157 (1:37:38)

Andrew from Dayton, OH
Dell XPS 13

Andrew needs a new laptop for editing video and images, and is wondering if a discrete video card would work better for that. Leo says that discrete video would be more beneficial for gaming, not editing. He'll want an i7 with a large L2 cache. Will a touch screen help? Leo says not with video editing, at least not right now.

A Dell laptop would work well for him, as would Lenovo. He'll want a large screen and those getting harder to find in laptops. Andrew should get an SSD, though -- it makes a huge difference. Leo just ordered the new Dell XPS 13, which uses the newest Intel Broadwell processor.