Help! Need to buy a New Laptop

Hi guys!

So I am in desperate need of a new laptop as the one that I have has a faulty processor and what better place to ask for suggestions than the Microsoft Tribe

Well, here are the things that I need it to do

  • Price range $(1000-1300)
  • Needs to run Photoshop and sometimes a little bit of After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • Should preferably have a Touchscreen/Nice trackpad as Windows 8 works better with it
  • Battery Life around 5-6 Hours (Or more)
  • Screen Resolution not less than 1600*900
  • No gaming requirement
  • SD Card reader

And please keep in mind that I will use this laptop for the next 3-4 years.