What computer to easily process D800 files?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
PhotoKaz Contributing Member • Posts: 612
Re: What computer to easily process D800 files?

wireless wrote:

I have a nice laptop with I7. When I upgraded my monitor to a 27" and 2560x1440, LR and PS editing slowed to a crawl. The built-in nVidia card could do the resolution but it was unusable really. I looked into everything to fix it. I needed a larger HD so I upgraded that and reinstalled the OS and LR. Same problem.

I bought a newer Dell desktop xps8500 with an upgraded video card. Took care of the problem nicely. Editing is very fast now. The new desktop was about $700. Well worth the it even though it feels kind of dated to buy a desktop/tower these days. Works though.


Dated?  How so?  If you don't need do take your computer with you then a desktop is a much better option.  There is now way I can get I can get the performance of my desktop in any laptop available on the market.  Even if I could find something with a CPU as fast, it's the storage that is the problem.  My desktop has 7 hard drives, good luck getting that into a laptop

Don't get me wrong, I have a laptop too, and I'm typing this message on it.  They have their place, but it's not for performance.

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