Best Laptops For Photo Editing
Photography enthusiasts would edit their works on their computer. Some photographers would travel with their work, and with that, they would use their laptops. You need a laptop with a good processor and graphics to be able to accurately edit your works of art. And if you’re a true photography enthusiast, you will understand that travelling and photography marry very well. You no longer need to wait to return home in order to edit your work. If you bring the right equipment with you, you can enjoy the fruits of your work instantly.
Our #1 Choice
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Why chose it:
- Fast i5 Processor with 13.3” IPS Retina Display
- Intel Iris Graphics & Force Touch Trackpad
- Price affordable enough even for students
Travel friendly means that we took into consideration on the bulk of the laptop as well. you would definitely be carrying that laptop with you along with your camera. They will be inseparable partners in your photography trip.
As mentioned previously, you need a laptop that has a powerful processor, high resolution and color-accurate display. The former is to ensure the laptop can run the software you’re using, so it doesn’t lag or you don’t lose your work. Some software requires certain specs to work properly. The display on your laptop will also play an important part in editing your photos for obvious reasons.
You will be editing your photos based on how you see them on the screen, so if you don’t see accurate colors, you definitely will not get the colors right. It’ll look like your photos were shot by a colorblind person.
|Laptop Brand||Features You May Like||User Feedback||Price Level||How We Rate It|
|ASUS Transformer Book 12" T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1||Detachable touchscreen with 9-hr battery life, 2MP webcam and 5MP rear camera with wireless Dual-Band 802.11ABGN & Bluetooth 4.0, Self-Upgradable Standard 2.5-inch Hard Drive up to 1TB||Good||Low||3.7 / 5|
|Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6" Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop PC||Dual-layer AccuType keyboard, folds for use in tent, stand, tablet or laptop modes, 11.6" LED high-definition widescreen 10-point capacitive multitouch display||Good||Low||3.6 / 5|
|HP Envy 15t i&-4710HQ Quad-Core Notebook Laptop||16” diagonal Full HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920x1080), Beats Audio with 4 Speakers & Fingerprint Reader, Genuine Windows 8 64 with 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Processor & 1 TB RAM||Good||Medium||3.7 / 5|
|Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3" Chromebook||Intel Celeron Processor N2840 with 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM memory, 9-hour battery life, downloads free Microsoft Office Online, 13” IPS Screen with Intel HD graphics||Very good||Very Low||4.1 / 5|
|Lenovo Z70 17.3" Laptop||Windows 10, 4-hour battery life & Intel Core i7-5500U 2.2 GHz Processor, 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 17.3” Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT840M 2GB & 1 TB 5400 rpm Hard Drive with8 GB Solid-State Drive||Very good||Medium||4.1 / 5|
|MacBook Pro with Retina Display||13.3" LED-Backlit IPS Retina Display with 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5 (Broadwell) 8GB & Integrated Intel Iris Graphics RAM, Force Touch TrackpadMac OS X 10.10 or 10.11, non-Removable Lithium-Polymer up to 10 hrs per charge||Very good||Medium||4.7 / 5|
|Alienware 17||Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor with 8 GB DDR4 & 1 TB HDD Storage, 17.3” FHD LED-lit Truelife Screen, Windows 10 Home Operating System & Epic Silver Chassis||Good||Medium||3.7 / 5|
|HP ZBook||14” screen with Intel Core i7 i7-4600U Dual-core (2 Core) 2.10 GHz, & rugged construction||Good||Very High||3.0 / 5|
|Lenovo ThinkPad W540 Mobile Workstation Notebook||15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlit anti-glare display, mobile broadband ready, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Preinstalled through Windows 8 Pro with NVIDIA Quadro K1100M 2GB Memory||Good||High||3.8 / 5|
|ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Touch Screen Ultrabook||13.3" Touchscreen with 2560 x 1440 resolution & inimitable gift-JINHAO-pen, Core i7 4558U (2.8 GHz) 8 GB Memory 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 5100||Good||High||3.0 / 5|
Here are 10 of the best laptops that are best suited for photo editing. You can run through them to find out which laptop would work best for you.
Our top 10 picks for 2016
10. ASUS Transformer Book 12-Inch T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1 Detachable Touchscreen Laptop
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Detach the screen to turn it into a tablet, or work it on its keyboard base.The good thing about the detachable tablet screen is the ability to use your hands. 64GB storage capacity when in tablet mode and ports to support external storage. Enjoy 9 hours on this unit, which means more work done on those detail-hungry photos and effects you need to work on. a 4GB DDR and an Intel Quad-core processor will work with anything you need to accomplish on your laptop.
9. Lenovo Yoga 2 11.6 Inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop PC
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This powerful laptop does not only detach its screen to create a separate tablet, but you can swivel the screen which way you want for better convenience while working. That, and a 2.17GHz processor speed. The images pop up with life thanks to Intel HD Graphics 4200. All 2-in-1 laptops have internal batteries; this laptop is no exception to that rule. The capabilities of this laptop does not end with digital photo processing. Best for gaming and networking as well. The built in webcam also provides you excellent video chat sessions with loved ones while you are away. A very versatile piece of equipment indeed.
8. HP Envy 15t i&-4710HQ Quad-Core Notebook Laptop
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This 4th generation Intel i7 processor and 16GB DDR ensure you can carry out all you need in your work. Intel HD Graphics 4600 gives you perfect accuracy with each image you try to edit. Beats audio is installed on the laptop, so the sound you get from this laptop is tops as well. Best life on the battery, this unit definitely does not fall behind its competitors when it comes to power and versatility.
7. Toshiba CB35-B3340 13.3 Inch Chromebook
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Being a Chromebook raises questions with which applications work on it. It will be best to tell you that it does not take in standard Microsoft Office, but you can use Google’s online applications like sheets and docs for the same purposes. If HP boasts its audio coming from Beats, this unit gets its audio capabilities from Skullcandy. If you’re one who wishes to try out how the Chrome OS fares in digital photo editing, this is the best time to do so, as this unit in not close to the peak of its potentials.
6. Lenovo Z70 17.3 Inch Laptop
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The big screen on this laptop ensures that you miss nothing in terms of detail regarding your photographs. The Intel i7 processor will let you accomplish all you have to do with your photo editing tasks. Its Windows 8.1 OS is upgradable to Windows 10. Enjoy a terabyte of HDD storage and a DVDRW drive.
5. MacBook Pro with Retina Display
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Retina display promises real colors on a big bright screen for this laptop. Powered by the latest Intel Core i7 processor, this piece of technology will compete with the other laptops already discussed. A terabyte of extremely fast flash storage allows you volumes of images to be stored internally, so there’s plenty of space to spare. All in all, the MacBook Pro proves it is best for any photo editing tasks you might want to burden it with.
4. Alienware 17
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Definitely a well-made laptop. Simply looking at it, you get an idea that this laptop has a very good body, which is made of anodized aluminium and then reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame. the huge 17.3” screen lets you review your work in detail, and the Intel core i7 processor lets you finish your work with ease, and no delay. The downside of this laptop is that it is not lightweight. The fully reinforced frame also makes it heavier than most laptops.
3. HP ZBook
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Another laptop with a big 17.3” screen, enjoy detail in your work. Also with Intel Core i7 4900MQ Quad Core processor, allowing you to work without any delay. This laptop is best for photo editing as well as multimedia.
2. Lenovo ThinkPad W540 20BG0014US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
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The claim of being a mobile workstation slightly confirm the editing capabilities on this unit. You definitely can use this laptop on Photoshop and Lightroom. Security is also not something they take lightly as this laptop has a built in fingerprint reader. Another feature you need to know is that the keyboard is backlit. This allows you to see your keyboard in either very low light or if you are outdoors at night.
1. ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-DH71T Touch Screen Ultrabook
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This 13.3” notebook is the right size to travel with. With its amazing resolution, you could not go wrong with its screen. This laptop is best for travel photography, as the unit not only provides you the proper specs for photo editing, it complies with the necessities of being travel friendly.
We hope these options have given you some ideas on what to get for that next photography trip, or just something you can bring with you and work on your photos, whether you edit photos for a living or simply as a hobby.