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Best Laptops for Photo Editing

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Product reviews are important to help people decide which item to buy. One of the most frequently reviewed items is laptop for photoediting. Many photoeditors, amateur or professional, are using laptops instead of desktop computers in editing pictures. These photoeditors are using laptops with excellent specifications to make photoediting easier and faster. If you are looking for the right laptop for photoediting, prefer models with the following specifications:


Photoediting softwares often demand a fast processor when used. Speed is the key for faster photoediting since high definition photos can slow down the system during transfer of photos from camera to laptop, during the editing process, and also during image saving. It is advisable to choose a laptop with a processor of at least 1.6GHz, but it would be best if it is between 2.1 to 2.8GHz.


The minimum would be 2 GB, but the ideal RAM for photoediting purposes would be 8 GB. Most laptops enable the user to upgrade RAM up to 16 GB in the future.

Monitor and Screen Resolution

Most users prefer smaller laptops from 12 inch to 14 inch. The drawback would be the difficulty of viewing tiniest details precisely. A minimum resolution of 1366 x 768 is preferable for laptops below 13.3 inch and a minimum of 1600 x 900 for laptops 16 inch and above.

Dedicated Graphics Card

A dedicated graphics card is an advantage to laptops since the memory used is on the card itself and would not share with the RAM anymore. This would save up space on your RAM and this would make your laptop more powerful in processing edited photos.

Hard Drive

Since photo editing consumes a lot of space in your hard drive, a minimum of 160 GB is advisable. A large hard drive memory would provide you more space to save the pictures.

With the checklist above, here are several laptop models recommended:


Though bulky, Dell Studio XPS 16 can provide the user maximum power and speed. The user would be able to enjoy a 16 inch widescreen LCD, 2 megapixel camera, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive and an Intel core i7 processor. If you prefer smaller laptops, Dell Studio 14z is also recommended with a 14 inch LCD display and NVidia GeForce 9400M graphics card. Its speed and power is exceptional for running heavy programs smoothly.

Macbook or Macbook Pro

Macbook Pro provides the user with 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM and NVidia GeForce graphic card. It is best when you use Aperture, Lightroom and Photoshop softwares for photoediting. A 1440 x 900 screen resolution is very limited to the user but the display can be calibrated on your preference. If you plan on buying 13 inch Macbook, the sharpness and contrast of the screen would also be great for editing.

Sony Vaio

If you don’t mind having an 18.4 inch laptop, Sony Vaio AW-Series is best recommended for graphic designers. It has NVidia 512 MB GeForce 9600M graphics card, Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 processor, 128GB Solid State Disk and 500GB SATA drive. It is also installed with Adobe Photoshop and additional tools for easier photoediting. This is highly recommended for professional editors and designers.



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