When travelling and taking pictures I would do some processing Photoshop in the evenings. My laptop was so slow that it was a waste of time and so I waited until I got home to do my processing. I then decided why not get a high end laptop that would match my home desktop. I did this and ordered from GentechPC the Asus G75VW-DH72 with 24 gigs of memory, with a 17” screen (1920 x 1080) and Win 7. With this unit, while not really a compact laptop, it allows me to do my processing comfortably. Actually it is now faster than my desktop.