I am going about purchasing a new laptop, a HP Pavilion dv6t-7000 Quad Edition, and would like some advice regarding graphics cards.
I'd like to be able to do some HD video editing and I'm seriously struggling with my 4 year old not so powerful laptop.
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)+$175.00
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory [HDMI, VGA]Included in price
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]+$75.00
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]+$125.00
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) Included in price
12GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) +$100.00
16GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) +$200.00
Hard Drive Acceleration Cache:
32GB mSSD Hard Drive Acceleration Cache +$50.00
So my question is, for quick and easy HD video editing, photoshop usage, Good quality Blu-ray playback on a HD screen, and use of CAD programs(AutoCAD, solid works, etc), what would the best combination of the listed upgrades be? I'd like to point out that I really do use my laptop 80% of the time for day to day usage of word, internet/email etc, so the compromise is to come to the best value machine that will be capable of doing the heavier tasks fairly well (not the best on the market!) without breaking the bank. I dont want to pay for a machine which is extremely expensive for little added performance where I want it, and I lack the knowledge to know how upgrading one without another, or vice versa would effect the system. (and graphics cards I dont have a clue about).
The only constraint is that you can't upgrade the memory to 12GB if you opt for the 32GB mSSD.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I'm fairly stumped :P