Best Photo Editing Laptop 2019

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SushiEater
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Re: Best Photo Editing Laptop 2019
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Trout Bum wrote:

Before I get going, I scrolled through about four pages worth of this forum and couldn’t find a pertinent thread; if there is a recent one please provide a link and I’ll see what I can do to delete this

Looking for a PC laptop and am wondering what any of you would recommend who’ve recently made a purchase . My budget would preferably be $1500 or less but if there’s something insanely good I’d go up to $2K. Screen quality, speed and memory are the three biggest needs. I’ll be editing RAW images with Lightroom & Photoshop and am a fan of large size, panoramic stitches I’ve researched some of the articles out there but amreally hoping for firsthand feedback from fellow photographers. It seems like those articles regurgitate the same models. Maybe some gaming computers would be awesome? Not the most tech savvy guy out there.... I know the MacBook Pro is the bees knees but I’m leery considering the price, a foreign (to me) operating system and the potential that not all of my files may be compatible.

Any advice would be appreciated!

I just bought Dell Alienware M15. It is relatively light compared to other M15 models but powerful. I bought it on sale but it still may be on sale. What I do is I go to Techbargains.com and they have posts what is on sale and include coupons. This particular one came from Outlet but it has the same warranty as new.

Also, my new laptop has 4K (non-touch) screen and 90W battery. Keyboard spans edge to edge so it is large.

Specs are:

8750H 6 core up to 4.1Ghz.

8GB of memory came with but I upgraded to 32GB

It came with 256GB SSD NVMe type 40. Because of the large battery that covers the spot for 2.5" SSD I had to buy two more SSDs NVMe type. One was Intel 2TB 660. and the other is 1TB. Plus I got a heat shield for both. So in total I have 3TB.

Total cost about $1800. But if you go with less like 1080 screen (regular screen on most laptops) and 60w battery with 2.5" SSD it would cost yo less than $1500.

Plugged in it processes Nikon D5 RAW file in 3.2 seconds which I consider pretty fast.

And Techbargains has a post for Acer Predator Gaming laptop (gaming is what you want for photo editing) with even faster CPU for $999. Check it out.

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