I'm trying to help my dad find a laptop. My parents and in-laws assume that my Apple knowledge translates to the PC world and unfortunately, it does not. My dad is a private investigator who spends his day in the car doing video surveillance. He has a power inverter and a small, powered workstation set up in the car to edit video and type reports throughout the day to minimize after hours work. He is using what was the top of the line toshiba satellite that is ancient now and running pinnacle 12. Because he spends so much of his day editing, I would like to see him move to a refurb 15" quad core MBP but money is an issue and he only wants to spend $700. I'm just wondering what options might be suitable in the $500-$1000 range. FYI- video editing is for content, not movie quality so it's not advanced editing at all.