What inexpensive but effective convertible laptop for school, video editing, and small business?

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    Kristi C

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    Ok, I am lost when it comes to choosing good laptops. I need an inexpensive convertible laptop. I will be using it for online courses, video editing, and for starting my own business as a Personal Trainer (and other areas in health, fitness, and nutrition) I want to be able to use it when meeting clients.
    I would love to invest in a really good one. But budget is a concern.
    I don't understand what strengths or specifics I should be looking for in a laptop. I do know that in less expensive ones its easy to buy one that doesn't suit your specific needs, been there done that with my kids & ended up just wasting money.
    Any advice is much appreciated :)
     
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    For what you are looking to do, One of two of the devices I have would suit your needs. Dell Inspiron 13 5000 or 11 3000 2 in 1s. They flip around to provide tablet experiences. My wife owns the 11 3000 and I own the 13 5000. Both were under 600 bucks Canadian and both are plenty fast. If you have any other questions...just post them here.
     
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    As far as what I know, only Lenovo Ideapad 300 I think, could be the most budget one.
     
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    Thank you guys! I'm looking into these now. The price points are better than the surface pro I have been looking into.
     
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    With you saying you may be needing video editing capabilities the graphic card should be your
    main focus when looking for a laptop.

    Try to buy a “none” integrated graphics card one, if your budget will stretch.

    Your other requirements can be met by most laptops as lone as your kids don't
    need it for game playing.
     
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    Hello, what's your budget? 500 dollars or 1000 dollars? for video editing, I think you should choose a laptop above 1000$.
     
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    You are right, a integrated graphics card laptop is not power enough for video editing.
     
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    It depends on how extensive the graphics work is going to be , it may struggle with heavy work

    i.e. cad design.

    It was a suggestion to go for a none integrated one if your budget did allow.
     
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    I do video editing on my dell Inspiron 13 5000. It's slower than more expensive computers, but still get's it done. Ram is a big thing, load up on ram. I paid 579.00 CDN for my computer and it does EVERYTHING I want it to. Photo/video editing, 3d design, etc. I do not game so that is no big deal. Everything else it works very good!
     
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