Thanks for the help guys. For now I will have to limp along with the Lenovo since I just spent $$ on the camera. Guess a new laptop will be on my wish list. Any suggestions as to what is good these days.
Photo processing is not low end laptop work. You really need a laptop with an NVidia graphics card: like a workstation or a gaming computer. I would stick with a genuine Intel Inside, like a Dell. Lots of complaints from Asus and Acer owners on the forums.
I recently bought a 32GB Dell gaming laptop on sale for under $1000. It has a primary 500 MB solid state hard drive, a 1TB secondary hard drive for data storage, and an NVidia 4GB video card with 4K output. I hardly have any of the problems that most people seem to complain about. All of my applications are stored on the SSD drive, and use it as a paging file.
Lenovo computers do have a rep for having bad connections (USB, VGA, HDMI, ...) on thier laptops and some desktop models too. When I did tech support for PC's i would recommend against Lenovo products to most of my customers. If you really need all the connectors working right and don't mind the expense, find a repair shop that does real repairs rather than replacements and have them check it over fully or buy a new laptop.
If either of those are too expensive then just check which ports work and make sure you use those only.