Top Best Laptop For Photo Editing 2016 – BNC Computer

You want to be a professional photographer? I reliably you must own in addition to a good camera and you need to equip yourself with a best laptop for photography!

 

 

 

best laptop for photography

Holding a camera and taking good pictures doesn’t make you a professional photographer. Photography is a part of art that has many micro-extensions like designing, intricate modifications, etc. and in this modern world of technology a modern and a high tech laptop is the need of the hour, that’s why a photographer requires a laptop. Why? you ask that’s because it will surely help you expand your creative and horizons, plus, it also gives you an edge over the technology. But any other laptop won’t serve your purpose. for photography related projects and works you need a laptop that can run at the speed of cheetah, a laptop which can catch up with you. Even though a gaming laptop would suffice but let’s leave it for the hardcore gamers. With so many laptops in the market you might be confused and perplexed that ‘Which is the best laptop for photography?’

Here’s the answer: To make the best laptop for photography you need to take a good laptop and add a good resolution, screen, perfect RGB balance, intricate CPU and a hardcore RAM ready to take some abuse, a hard drive that can store your data at one place and also a sleek looking laptop with a hardcore graphic card which would make other laptops look outdated and bulky. To excel in the field of photography you require the best of the best of the best and I think it would be better to enunciate each and every thing. So, here are some key points to help you buy the best laptop for photography:-

Five key points to make a best laptop for photography 2016

Resolution

Best Laptop For PhotographyFor photo editing work and designing you need a very high-resolution laptop like 3200 x 1800 or 2560 x 1600 or 1920 x 1080 pixels. the 1920 x 1080 pixels is the least resolution required for photo editing. Prefer not to buy any laptop with a lower resolution than the ones mentioned above otherwise the magnification of images at a pixel level would blur the images.

 

 

Now the second requirement:

CPU (Central Processing Unit)

 

To catch up with you, your laptop needs to have a fast operating CPU like the intel core i3, i5 and i7 and of course take care of the number of cores. The more thee cores the more the speed (quad core, octa core, etc.) . Intel i5 is the least required but I would prefer going for i7 because many of the applications for photography require i7 processors and be sure to check their clock speed and burst frequency. The more the clock speed, the faster your system will work.

The third requirement:

RAM (Random Access Memory)

You need to have a large RAM to prevent you laptop from hanging. As the photo editing and designing apps are very hefty and are used to executing many functions at any time you RAM should be able to handle the load. You should go for a minimum of 8gb RAM and prefer going for 16 GB and above to boost your performance.

For the fourth requirement:

Hard Disk

For immediately storing your work at a single place and for installing whatever you want you need to have a good, big, hefty hard disk. I would prefer going for ssd drive instead of regular hard drive unless the hard drive has a high writing speed because ssd is a system of interconnected parts and can store a lot of data immediately because of fast writing speed and it consumes less battery because it does not have any rotating parts as compared to the latter. You should go for at least 512 GB and 1Tb but the more the hard disk, the more will be the storage space.

And The fifth necessity for the laptop is:

Graphic Card

If you are using photography apps then along with a high resolution you need a good graphic card. You should go through the market to see whether you want a new graphics card or you would like to stick to the original. You should go for the graphic cards available for gaming because of obvious reasons as they can go to a serious height like the 4K GAMING GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT such as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti or the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and NANO which have a memory of 6GB and 4GB respectively. You should go for a minimum of 4 GB because it is the minimum requirement for many other apps.

Screen

Go for the laptops with an LED screen which is durable because if the system get heated then even a little pressure could crack the glass. It would be good to buy a laptop with retina display and Led backlighting to protect your eyes form long hours work strain.

Weight And Battery

It is not exactly necessary, but if you are a travelling photographer, you need to have a light weight laptop that fits in the range of 1kg to 2kg for comfort. For instant use anywhere your laptop should have a strong and a long battery backup to use it wherever, whenever and for whatever reason you want.

These are the main thing you need to keep in mind. Even though you might get some laptops that are very cheap but go for the laptops that are moderately priced. Companies like DELL and ASUS are main brands that you need to compare amongst. Here are some suggestions for the best laptop for photography:-

1. ASUS ZENBOOK Pro UX501VW PHOTO EDITING LAPTOP

Best Laptop For Photography

 

 

Has 100% sRGB and 74% ADOBERGB with 72% NTSC and a quad core i6 with 512 GB ssd and a 4K UHD display that ha 3820 x 2160 pixels resolution with a touchscreen and comes with NVIDIA GTX 960M 2G graphic card.

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 3820*2160 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM 16 GB
Hard Drive 512 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor Nvidia GTX 960M 2G
Chipset Brand nvidia
Card Description dedicated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Series Zenbook
Item model number UX501VW-US71T
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 5 pounds
Product Dimensions 10 x 0.8 x 15.1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10 x 0.8 x 15.1 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 512
Customer Reviews
Best Sellers Rank #456 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#62 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Traditional Laptops
Shipping Weight 8.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available March 1, 2016

$1499.00

2. DELL INSPIRON i7559-7512 Laptop for photo editing

Best Laptop For Photography

 

 

 

Has UHD display with 3840 x 2160 pixels that has 90% sRGB and 68% AdobeRGB color gamut. It also comes with quad core i7 processor and a 4GB NVidia GeForce GTX 960M graphic card.

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Hard Drive 1 TB HDD + SDD
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size 4
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Series Inspiron 15, 7559
Item model number i7559-7512GRY
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 4.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.1 x 15.1 x 10.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 15.08 x 15.08 x 10.43 inches
Color Matte Black featuring Gray
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Flash Memory Size 128
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Customer Reviews
Best Sellers Rank #377 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#50 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Traditional Laptops
Shipping Weight 9.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available       November 1, 2015

$1188.79

3. ASUS ROG GL552VW-DH71 Laptop

Best budget gaming laptop

 

 

It is the best photo editing laptop with 93% sRGB, 69%NTSC and 72%AdobeRGB color gamut with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display and an intel i7 6700 HQ with 16 GB ram and 1 Tb hard drive at 7600 rpm( a lot of speed) and comes with windows 10.

Screen Size 15.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Max Screen Resolution 1920*1080 pixels
Processor 2.6 GHz Core i7 6700HQ
RAM 16 GB DDR4-SDRAM
Memory Speed 2133 MHz
Hard Drive 1024 GB HDD
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GTX960M 2GB GDDR5
Chipset Brand NVIDIA GeForce
Card Description dedicated
Graphics Card Ram Size 2048 MB
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Series ROG GL552VW
Item model number GL552VW-DH71
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 5.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.1 x 15.1 x 1.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 10.1 x 15.1 x 1.3 inches
Color Metallic
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 4
Computer Memory Type GDDR3
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA-600
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type DL DVD±RW/CD-RW
Voltage 19 volts
ASIN B01578ZKPO
Customer Reviews
Best Sellers Rank #474 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#64 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops > Traditional Laptops
Date First Available      October 9, 2015

$999.00

The conclusion is that no. 3 is the winner for obvious reasons but don’t limit yourself to these suggestions, instead go online and explore the laptops with keeping the above mentioned key points in mind to find your best laptop for photography. I hope you found it helpful. Thank you for reading.