Lenovo Carbon X1 - could this be the best laptop for a working photographer

Started Aug 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
nico3d Contributing Member • Posts: 877
Re: Lenovo Carbon X1 - could this be the best laptop for a working photographer

I'm in a similar boat. I travel the world by bicycle and I'm looking for an ultrabook that allows me to edit on the road. Weight is obviously a determining factor for me. I was so waiting for the X1 carbon to come out and I was dead disappointed just now when I saw 8gb but not on i7 and the i5 with 8gb still being 300usd more than the MacBook Air @ 8gb!
and 4GB seems to be too little to deal with the D800 files.....
So i don't know what to do.... yet

amateurphotographer wrote:

Hi all,

This is doing my head in chosing a laptop for work. It seems like there is no perfect laptop at the moment for photographers. So I have to prioritise 1st (screen colour) - for art work shoots + tethered corporate work on location, 2) portability 3) power for LR4 and PS editting, also speed for download sometimes 2000-3000 raw files.

The X1 I can't find any details on % of sRGB or aRGB. Enthusuast Photographer have you tried to colour calibrate the x1, if yes , how was it? I researched HP Envy, some issues to colour calibration, Asus UX31A only 4 RAM and soldered onto motherboard! Samsung series 9 13.3inch 900x3c-a01 great display but 4RAM but 1600MHz- soldered - otherwise a possibility? MBP15 - feels weighty to me. X230 looks great spec but only 12.5 screen. I am leaning toward Sony Vaio Z3 - mainly because of the anti reflective 96% adobe. The 1920x1080 is probably too high for my eyes, so could lower the resolution to something similar to the x1. Screen is 13.1, a tad smaller than i would like. Lightweight enough to sneak in when carrying all my gear on the plane as hand luggage. Power seems enough juice and 8 RAM. If the Sony Z3 was 14inch! wow wow! MBP retina - has issues with LR and CS, also I need to Power Point stuff and Word/Excel stuff which has to be 100% compatible with client, so I guess Apple is out. MS said no updates for the office suits for retina.

I feel that every laptop company has bits and pieces to offer for the ultimate laptop, yet at the moment they don't exist in one laptop. Guess 2013 will be an exciting one for photographers.

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