I do like the ASUS as for the future as it has a real future expansion with the following
Solid State Drives:
128GB/256GB/512GB SATA3 SSD
Solid State Drives:
256GB/512GB PCIE Gen3X4 SSD
You can readily replace that hard disk drive 1 TB Hard Disk drive with a SATA III SSD and to really soup up that laptop you apparently can install a super speed M.2 SSD
I just wish it had a GTX 1060 option and I might buy one
I think that you might have miserable performance with GoPro media and only one hard disk drive. I have an ASUS laptop which I upgraded to two SATA SSD drives and an older i7-4700HQ mobile processor that does good with GoPro Hero 4 and 4K media.
I doubt there is much upgrade-ability in the Dell.
i would also choose the asus laptop. mostly for the gtx 1050 as its around 2x faster than the 960m, but also the slight improvement with the newer cpu. the gtx 1050 is a good match for the 4 core cpu, you would have to be doing somethings special to require more gpu power. you could add a single samsung 960 evo m.2 ssd and keep the 1tb hdd for backups, archived projects, and misc storage. the samsung 960 evo is fast enough to run everything for premiere projects and avoid multiple ssd configurations.
I found a special deal on a 960 EVO and it is on its way to me. I will clone it with the OS/Applications and use it with everything on it and add it to my tested configurations.
Thank you all for your help! Didn't know about those M.2 SSD form factor, very interesting. So it is possibly to have both the SATA drive AND the M.2 SSD on that Asus?
Maybe when I get there on May there would be new options and can consider about one with a GTX 1060 card, but I think it gets out of my budget.
I completly discarded the Dell.
So I finally got the Asus model GL553VE-DS74
This model is a little better, it comes with an 256 SSD and 1TB HDD (the only bad is that this one is 5400RPM... but will look to replace it when I can), and also the graphics card is nVidia GTX1050Ti, it has more CUDA cores comparing to the GTX1050, so I believe it would do a better job with Premiere Pro.
I bought it in Best Buy Orlando, final cost USD 1267 (tax included), few bucks more than expected, but I liked the option of a better GPU and the SSD. I also liked the full HD screen mate and very colorful.
Now I used it for a few days and is a big change for me, I'm happy with the results
Also with that ASUS laptop it is relatively easy to upgrade memory and disk drives. If you would like to see the options for a custom build unit to see what you could consider for future options look at this web page. Apparently your M.2 SSD is a SATA III 6Gbit/s interface not the super speed PCIe x4 32Gb/s units but that could be upgraded if you ever see the need, it is a great start for you.
Indeed it is!!
I realiced it is SATA 3 after I purchased it, the decission was made in the last minute in the bestbuy store.
WOW! thanks for that link!
In a future I'll upgrade that 5400rpm HDD for sure, secondly more RAM and if I can afford it, a superspeed M.2 SDD
I'm really happy on how it runs