Laptop specs for the road

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Laptop specs for the road

So my laptop just died (Acer about 5 years old I think). It's been crawling on LR & PS for a long time. I leave for 2 month road trip across US & Canada in 3 days.

Trying to find a laptop I can get in hand in short order that will handle my 24mp RAW files from my a7iii. Just shot a wedding that I have to process on the road, and I'll have a few thousand shots of my own from my travels over the summer. No video.

From a few hours research (because I have not kept up on PC specs) think this seems lieke it will do the trick, and it comes in at around $900 from Costco (with a 90 return policy). Do I need 4K monitor?

Battery life looks not good, but I won't be off grid much, and I have an inverter in my car.

I also have 512GB Samsung SSD in my old laptop - can I install in this laptop?

Thoughts? Recomendations?

MSI GL73 Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - GeForce GTX 1050Ti - 1080p -

  • Processor & Memory:
    • Intel® Coreā„¢ i7-8750H Processor 2.2GHz
    • 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  • Drives:
    • 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive + 128GB NVMe Solid State Drive
    • No Optical Drive
  • Operating System:
    • Microsoft® Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Communications:
    • Wireless-AC WLAN + Bluetooth 5.0
    • Integrated 720P HD Webcam
    • Ethernet LAN
  • Graphics & Video:
    • 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz 3ms Wideview 94%NTSC Color Anti-Glare Display
    • 4GB NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1050Ti GDDR5 Graphics
  • Audio:
    • 2x 3W Giant Speakers
  • Keyboard:
    • Steel Series Anti-Ghosting Single Backlit Keyboard
  • Ports & Slots:
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
    • 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 1x HDMI-Out
    • 1x Media Card Reader
    • 1x Mini-Display Port mDP v1.2
    • 1x RJ-45 Connector
    • 1x Headset AMP + Gold Flash Jacks
  • Power Supply:
    • 6-Cell 41Wh Li-Ion Battery
  • Additional Information:
    • Dimensions: 16.49"x11.29"x1.25"
    • Approximate Weight: 5.95lbs
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