I am going to buy a new laptop this week or next week. I'm not sure what to buy there are so many option and need to stay around $900-$1000. I need one that can run Lightroom and Photoshop at the same time without lagging and freezing. I currently have a HP and not sure if I should stay with that brand or Windows.
Keep in mind these are baseline requirements. Your mileage may vary depending on file size, filters, layers, number of images, etc... Plenty of scratch disk, RAM and VRAM are essential for using Photoshop. Suffice it to say, you get a lot more bang for your buck with a Windows workstation than you do with a Mac or a laptop.