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Best Laptops For Editing Photos

By Edge Ison , May 25, 2017 06:26 AM EDT
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There was a time when photographers only needed their cameras to do their thing. Nowadays, computers play a vital role in making or breaking a photograph. Since professional photographers are always on the go, laptops have become their second most important gadget after the camera, of course. Here are some of the best laptops that will help photos look their best.

Dell XPS 15

ExtremeTech named the Dell XPS 15 as the best laptop for photo editing in this short list. The XPS 15 is a magnificent laptop as it is thanks to its 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB to 32GB of RAM and 512GB to 1TB SSD. Its 4K Touch Display gives photogs another reason to use the Dell XPS 15 for editing images.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

The Surface Pro 4 is technically a hybrid laptop but it still is one of the better image editing devices around. What makes this 2-in-1 a must-have for professional photographers o even common folks is its portability. Users can take snapshots and immediately edit them with the Surface Pro 4 being so handy. Microsoft is set to release the new Surface Pro which is an updated version of the Pro 4 so those who like to edit their photos may want to wait for the Surface Pro.

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple's flagship laptop continues to be a huge hit among photographers. The latest MacBook Pro, the one with the Touch Bar, is still handy for photo editing. In fact, the Touch Bar can be used to perform editing tasks. The MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch models. The former comes with 1TB SSD while the latter peaks at 2TB which gives photographers lots of space to work with. The main drawback of the MacBook Pro as a laptop for image editing is its lack of an SD card slot.

Asus ZenBook UX510-4K

At four pounds, the Asus ZenBook is portable which is important to professional photographers. It's powerful enough courtesy of an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and Nvidia GTX 960M graphics chip. The main draw of the ZenBook UX510-4K, however, is its 4K display which is vital when editing photos.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon sports some of the qualities that professional shooters love in their laptops. It is light, powerful, has lots of ports, and enough storage space. Perhaps the biggest problem with this Lenovo laptop is that it lacks a discrete GPU and touch display.

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