I would like to get a new laptop that would allow me to install a program that would allow me use photo shop or another type of editing program. Any suggestions. Price range under $1000.00.
If you are focused on Photoshop, then you know that this product is by rental only. It use to be a purchased product. Since I don't use it after its conversion, all I can assume is that it is either an internet app via browser, or an app that you down load from an app store.
In the case of an app, you will go to either the Apple or Android webstore
to install it. (assuming you don't buy a Windows laptop).
At a minimum RAM is would shoot for 8Gig or above. For storage, I would choose 128G SSD. The screen size is important, unless you have an external monitor. I would go with an external monitor, it will last a lot longer than the laptop you buy. Laptop system OS software is not like it use to be. In the past 20 years of OS life was not unusual. Today, because of the rapid evolution of hardware, OS vendors do not want to have to maintain compatibility with old hardware. OS update are limited to 6 years or less. And security updates can run from 10 years or less.
I am an Android fan. I don't like MS because it has a legacy customer base that it needs to maintain. Those big Enterprises are not going to shift all of their hardware in one big cost bullet. Only today is Windows 7 ending its support. I don't like Apple because it is a closed system. You buy into Apple and everything should be from that same vendor. They don't like to play with other hardware vendors. Android and Chrome OS from Google, has a large market of vendors from which to buy, competition.
I would do all my photo editing on a very good (large 4K or better) monitor. The screen size of the laptop is not too important (11"+).
I would not spend $600+ for the laptop machine, considering its OS end support date. I would look into the $300-400 range or $500. Realizing that in about 3 or 5 years you are going to replace the laptop. The same goes with smart phones. You also want to buy a smart phone that is compatible with your laptop, so that you can keep both in sync. Therefore if you buy an Apple laptop, be prepared to buy an Apple phone. If you buy a chromebook (chrome os), then buy an Android phone. I don't believe Microsoft has a smartphone that is in market competition, but I could be wrong.
That's my opinion. I know others will disagree. Like I said I am an Android Fan Boy, only because of the competitive market for these products. Always remember "buyer be ware".