New photo editing laptop advice

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New photo editing laptop advice
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Now the 12th gen laptops are more available in the UK I’m looking for a photo editing laptop that will last a good few years (my Vaio lasted 9 years). My ideal specs are i7 12th gen, 32gb ram, Nvidia 3050/3060 graphics card and 512gb ssd but the prices for these are in the region of £1700 to £1900 with Lenovo. The 12th gen i5 with 16gb ram, Nvidia 3060 is just in my £1500 budget. The Asus Vivobook could just fit my budget but I’m a bit wary of its glossy OLED screen. I'm looking for advice on the following:

Is an i5 processor really that much slower than the i7?

There are some better prices on 11th generation laptops – are they worth looking at given I want a long term machine or is that compromise a false economy?

The Legion 5 17 with AMD ryzen7 5800H, 16gb and 3060 Nvidia is very reasonable – is AMD a make I should be looking at?

Lenovo chat told me that if a 16gb ram laptop was upgraded to 32 gb it would null the warranty – do I need 32gb for photoshop, lightroom or capture one and has anyone here upgraded the ram themselves after a couple of years of use?

I’ve read a lot about OLED screens not lasting as long as non-Oled – should I avoid them?

I use external drives therefore do I need to go for anything bigger than a 512ssd?

These are the machines I’m looking at:

https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-5-series/Legion-5i-Gen-7-15-inch-Intel/p/82RB0010UK

https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-5-series/Legion-5i-Pro-Gen-7-16-inch-Intel/p/82RF002TUK

https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-5-series/Legion-5-Gen-7-15%E2%80%B3-AMD/p/82RDCTO1WWENGB0

Many questions I know but I'm not very tech savvy so I’d really appreciate your advice on my questions and thoughts on the choices from Lenovo that I've listed. Many thanks 

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