What media are you intending to edit? This makes all the difference.
Go pro HD and 4k action footage, on premiere pro cs6.
Thanks for the links John T Smith
With that material and budget, forget a laptop. Go for a desktop, but start saving some more first. GoPro with CS6 is extremely taxing and will bring all laptops to its knees. You will need at least a hexa core and your budget is not enough.
I have to agree with cc_merchant. I went to Sager Custom Laptops, and configured what I would do for that media. It came out to just slightly over $3000. And the only way to use it for editing is with AC Power. I was shocked to see the power bricks 230 watt or 330 watt!. You might get by with slight less than that but here is my configuration.
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We sell 3 of the new Skylake models from Clevo at the moment. There are still several yet to arrive in country. 2 of them use the Skylake desktop CPU Bill references above. One is a 15 inch and the other the same 17 inch listed. The 3rd uses mobile chips. The Desktop chips have 20 to 25% more processing power or more but take 3 times the power which means far lower battery life so keep that in mind if that is a requirement. The Skylake mobile chips draw far less power but wont handle 4K media as well. The biggest benefit to Skylake is DDR4 though especially laptops. They also will handle 64GB of ram versus 32GB from the previous gen. I would definitely recommend one of these new Skylake models regardless of where you get it.