A beginner or a professional photographer, you would definitely need the best laptop to give your photos a final touch that will make them look a class apart. When you are on the lookout for the best laptops for photographers, you just don’t have to consider the ones with the best processor, the best graphics card, and the fastest RAM. It is pretty important for photographers to have a seamless creative workflow, after all. And, for that, it takes more than sheer power.
So, along with having enough power and speed, the best laptops for photographers need a display that reproduces accurate colors and contrasts so that images are represented correctly when photo editing.
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We have enlisted here some of the top options for you:
|Razer Blade 15
|Dell XPS 15 Laptop
|Apple MacBook Pro
|Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
|Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The brand Razer focuses more on the gaming market and this Blade 15 is primarily a gaming laptop, but the styling doesn’t shout about it like many laptops targeted at gamers. What makes the Blade 15 a good photo-editing machine is its 15.6-inch 4K screen, which in the range-topping Blade 15 Advanced model is now an OLED panel, giving stunning color vibrancy and contrast.
In addition to that, it is even touch-sensitive and has a super-fast 300Hz refresh rate for ultra-smooth gaming, if you’d want to do that too. This particular Blade 15 configuration also comes equipped with a blazing-fast GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card.
We assure you that once you’ve feasted your eyes on the OLED panel gracing the newest Dell XPS 15, all the other laptops of the same range available in the market will seem okay-ish to you. With exceptional brightness and colour reproduction, this upgrade is a photographer’s dream. The 15.6-inch laptop also gives you tons of power to run even the most demanding photo-editing software, all packaged in a chassis that can be easily transported from shoot to shoot. But our favorite thing about the model is that the webcam has returned to its rightful position, above the display.
The sleek body and lightweight chassis make it a dream come true, for the photographers on the go.
As thin, lightweight and sleek as ever, the MacBook Pro (13-inch) does not even feel like a 16-inch behemoth. Besides, if you are somebody who just cannot stand to carry around a bulky device then this laptop will serve you the best. Whether you’re a nomadic photographer or you have your own studio, this laptop will feel just as compact as a book that you could carry with you anywhere.
Its Retina Display with Apple’s True Tone ambient light monitoring is both stunning to behold and also highly colour-accurate, making it a right choice for photographers.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 comes with a unique detachable touchscreen that makes it an interesting choice for artists who want to use it as a canvas or notepad. The Surface Book 3 is a brilliant laptop for photo editing, as it packs powerful Intel processors, and you can also get configurations with an Nvidia GPU as well.
Screen sizes come in 13.5-inches, so if you want a portable device – or you’d like more room to work on your photos, then there’s a Surface Book 3 for you. It can also be used as a detachable tablet (by removing the keyboard) with a multi-touch display, which means you can use it as a digital sketchbook.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes specced with an array of modern features. It is a lot more thinner than its predecessor and it weighs only 1.08kg. This lightweight package reinvents portability, so you can work uninterruptedly whenever and wherever you want. With a battery life of up to 18.3 hours, and Rapid Charge when you do need more juice, you can go wherever the road or the sky.
Powered by 10th Gen Intel Core processors and up to 16GB memory, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 packs a lot of punch. The PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) delivers speedy performance sure to boost your productivity.
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