Hardware : Advice for suitable laptop ?

Hi,

I'm about to buy a new laptop, whose main usage will be editing with kdenlive.
Would you have any advice, considering that my only constraint is that it will run under Ubuntu?

Thanks,
Camille

It certainly depends a lot on other criteria which would be the best laptop for you, but to give you one example:

I bought an Asus UX32VD, exchanged the built-in 512GB HDD with a 512GB SSD (using the HDD now as an external backup drive, instead), and I increased the RAM to 10GB. I use this laptop to create videos while travelling, and I am very happy with it, because:

- it's small / flat / light-weight
- it has a wonderful 1920x1080 non-glare IPS panel
- it has enough CPU power (Core i7) to provide a decent working speed
- it has enough RAM to actually render a 30 minute 1080p video at once - "melt" uses up ~ 8 GB of RAM while doing so(!)
- the HDD, RAM and battery can be changed by the owner (provided you can use a screwdriver properly)
- it resumes from suspend-to-RAM in - runs very well under Linux

@karl : thanks for the precise advice