My budget is sub 1000.
I am hoping to use this computer for school, general use, some graphic design projects, and mostly music production.
I will be using Ableton Live 9, Chrome, Adobe Creative Suite, Office etc.
I'm not really worried about video games/movie editing/graphics intensive things.
I usually have iTunes, Chrome, and Ableton always open. I tend to close things like word or adobe illustrator if I'm not using them.
I don't really store photos but I do have a lot of music being stored.
I'm coming from a history of macs. I currently have a 13 inch macbook pro from 2011. It has 8gb ram and i5. It tends to overheat and slow down often, so before I head back off to school I'm thinking of upgrading to a newer computer. Since I'm not really willing to spend 2k on a 15 inch macbook pro I figured I would head the PC route. I found the HP Envy and the following is what I'm thinking of changing on it.
8gb ddr3 ram -> 16gb ddr3 ram
1TB 5400 rpm HD -> 1TB 5400 rpm Hybrid HD
My main question is does this seem to be a good plan? Would any of you change anything? Should I upgrade anything else? Should I be looking at a different laptop all together? I'm new to the PC world and a little clueless so thanks for the help.
The total cost is around $795 for a 15 inch laptop with i7, 16gb ram, and a hybrid HD.
If this is at all relevant I plan on also getting a 27 inch monitor to be able to hook it up to when I'm not out and about.