You do realize that any laptop needs to be plugged in to AC to satisfactorily edit video.
Is 10 pounds (17-inch screen) too heavy?
Yeah it would be plugged in, I just want to be a bit more mobile than I currently am.
No, that would be fine, I'm not really concerned about weight (so long as it's lighter than a desktop!)
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If money is not limited and you do not mind a $3,000+ price tag look at something like the ASUS G752VY-DH78K.
If that is just a wee bit expensive let us know your budget.
Thanks to John for the link to my laptop hunting specs, It is working beautifully for the past two years. I do not know/use proxies but have not found any problems editing any 1080 media and I am now editing my Sony AX100 camera shooting 4K XAVC S (no not XAVC) 100Mbit/second media. I did upgrade the memory to 24 GB and installed two SATA III SSD's and got rid of the 5400 rpm hard drive. And of course subsequently found the Samsung T1 (now T3) flash drives work wonderfully on the USB 3 ports and are fast enough to use for video editing.
Have you looked at the EON17-SLX or the Sager NP9870-S instead of the ASUS G752VY-DH78K? With the ASUS, someone told me that with the BIOS 208 revision, the resulting boot time was terrible due to the fact it wouldn't keep that boot setting.