A lot of people will say that instead of putting money into a laptop I should get a desktop. The workflow I have, I prioritize portability. Plus I do not have space or want to use a desktop tower. I could spend the same amount of money to get duel cheap graphics cards a SSD for the OS and a fast HDD, 32GB of decent ram and a decent i7 processor. BUT I can't use it anywhere when I'm traveling and want to do same day edits. Plus I've been used to being on laptops for editing and very comfortable with it for the travel convience and use. From my last travel to Korea and able to use my laptop to edit videos/photos same day so I didn't have GIGABYTES of photos to edit at the end of my trip back home was awesome.
Thus my search started for a new laptop. Since I will be continuing to use Adobe Software, I 100% need to find a laptop with NVIDIA graphics card. Preferably 1050ti or 1060. Also to get a change of pace I was wanting to search or a PC. I will still use my Mac as a backup since it has the Adobe CS6.
So far from my search of potential work horse. Main brands that came to mind was ASUS, MSI, RAZER, and Dell. I've always been a fan for ASUS since that was my first gaming laptop during college. I had the 2nd generation of the G7 which was an awesome computer but just had cooling issues.
Obviously $$ is a consideration and anything between the 900-1500 dollar range would be good for me for the next 3-5 years. 2nd thing would be screen quality for photo/video editing due to the nature of my business. 3rd would be usability of the system like the keyboard and mouse and speakers and such.