You have actually asked in the Photoshop forum rather than the Photoshop Elements forum, and I am not sure how similar the apps are in their hardware demands. My own goto route to content creation laptops is to look at gaming laptops. Their spec is very similar, and they havee that economey of scale thing meaning you get good bang for your buck.
You can also make use of eBay's filters that let you narrow the search to category, screen size, memory, processor cores, GPU price etc. That helps you narrow down to a mabagable list you can do more detailed research on.
One downside of high spec laptops is that they tend to have dual GPUs. An Intel HD varient that is easy on battery use, and a more powerful GTX### for heavy lifting. I don't know if it appliees to Elements, but Photoshop does not play well with dual GPUs and we get posts from people who need to resolve issues it causes. It is all doable though, and there is avoiding it if you want a decent laptop.
I'll move this thread to the Elements forum, and wish you luck and happy content creating.