I am about to purchase a laptop for my home business. About 25% of my time is dedicated to editing and rendering videos. I presently use Adobe Premire Elements 10. Video I process will be up to 1080 - 60 frame/sec. Can I get a laptop for under $1000 that will meet my needs? If so which models should I consider.
If this is too broad of a questions, then could you suggest minimum specs I should look for (processor, graphics card, memory, etc.)? Thanks!
I'm not sure you can buy a laptop for editing video on a limited budget. You'd be wiser to spend the money on a desktop, which can give you more power for about 2/3 the price.
But, ideally, for the video you're editing, you should get an i7 processor with 4-6 gigs of RAM, at least 500 gigs of hard drive space, running Windows 7 64 bit.
Graphics cards do not play a major role in Premiere Elements' performance -- but I'd recommend ideally a 1 gig ATI or nVidia based cuda-based card.
What Steve said, plus read http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-premiere-elements/tech-specs.html to be sure you have a screen that will display the entire user interface
Video editing with only one hard drive is very likely going to be very slow, so be sure the laptop has eSata or USB3 connections to use an external drive for your video files
I don't know about prices, but here are a couple discussion threads... more aimed at Premiere Pro, but at least read for ideas