Photography isn’t only about the camera. It also depends on the photographer and lots of other equipment. Computers are also turning out to be quite essential for photographers for the editing purpose. With laptops gaining more popularity among the photographers these days, today we take a look at four of the best laptops that will suffice any person’s editing needs.
MacBook Pro 2018 (13-inch and 15-inch models)
MacBooks have always been a trustable machine. It does a lot of things without breaking a sweat. The same could be said about the MacBook Pro 2018 which is not only is it portable and one of the best-looking laptops out there, but also offers a great performance for its users. This is especially useful for photographers who require a great deal from their laptops while editing RAW images.
The MacBook Pro 2018 also has a share of its own advantages over Windows-powered laptops. There are lots of shortcuts and tricks available on the applications it runs, which are absent on the latter laptops.
The MacBook Pro 2018 comes with Intel’s 8th-gen processor which, according to Apple, provides up to 70% performance boost over the MacBook Pro 2017. This performance certainly helps in making the editing experience silky smooth for the photographers.
Another major talking point about the MacBook Pro 2018 is the display. Although on paper, it may not be as good as the 4K displays out there, but the Retina display on both the size models is vibrant and colorful which will really help correct the colors in the pictures.
However, the MacBook Pro 2018 comes with its own flaws. The lack of necessary ports is definitely a disadvantage for photographers who usually carry around a lot of memory cards or disks. And the price of the device is sky high.
The MacBook Pro 2018 is available in the 13-inch and the 15-inch display-variants right now.
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MacBook Pro 2018 Specifications:
|MacBook Pro 13||MacBook Pro 15|
|Display||13.3-inch IPS 2560 x 1600 pixels Retina Display with True Tone||15.4-inch IPS 2880 x 1800 pixels Retina Display with True Tone|
|CPU||2.3GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor||2.2/2.6 GHz hexa-core 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655||AMD Radeon Pro 555X/560X with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR3||16 GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||256/512 GB||256/512 GB|
|Extra Features||Touch Bar and Touch ID||Touch Bar and Touch ID|
|Ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports|
|Battery||58Wh lithium-ion polymer battery||83.6Wh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Price in Nepal||Rs. 252,000 (256 GB)
Rs. 280,000 (512 GB)
|Rs. 325,000 (256 GB)
Rs. 380,000 (512 GB)
Dell XPS 15 9570
This year’s Dell XPS 15 is known for offering premium and top-quality features in a portable body, just like its predecessors. And with the 8th generation processors installed, you can certainly expect more with this device.
The Dell XPS 15 9570 is definitely not a slouch when it comes to performance. With the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU aided by the 8th-gen processor, it will breeze through all of your tasks on the heaviest of the applications. It is probably among the best performing laptops available in Nepal right now. If you are a photographer, it will handle the edits you make to your RAW photos quite efficiently.
The Dell XPS 15 has the signature XPS display – the InfinityEdge display. It is bright, colorful and has a high contrast ratio. This device is available in two variants if the display is considered. If you really want to take control of the smallest of the pixels on your pictures, I would suggest the 4K version as it is perfect for any photographer. The one with the 1080p display is not so far behind though, and you can save a few thousand bucks with it.
The Dell XPS 15 offers its users with a few ports that will definitely come in handy if you are a photographer. Even though it betters the MacBook Pro in the ports department, the price is what is shares.
Also Read: Dell Laptops Price in Nepal
Dell XPS 15 Specifications:
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS InfinityEdge Full HD/4K Display
- CPU: 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5
- RAM: 16GB
- Storage: 256GB SSD
- Ports: 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0, 1 Thunderbolt™ 3
- Battery: 97Wh Battery
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 2,40,000 (Buy Link)
Lenovo X1 Carbon
The Thinkpad series from Lenovo has been the pick of the bunch for businesspersons for some time now. The X1 Carbon has also followed that trend, all while being the perfect machine for people of other parts of life.
The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a premium light device that does not compromise on the performance front. You get a 14-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution which will be ample for the photography needs. Its display offers the users Dolby Vision HDR which certainly helps in making it pop. Even with the high-quality display, users will get over 10 hours of life with its 57 Whr battery.
Although the bezels surrounding the display doesn’t make the laptop that aesthetic, the 469 nits of brightness and 199 percent of sRGB color gamut is certainly one of the best displays on any laptops available right now.
The Lenovo X1 Carbon might have Intel’s Integrated graphics, but the overall performance is still top-notch. The 8th-gen processor is capable of topping out even some of the heavy hitters in the market right now. And even though its fan’s noise gets a bit annoying at times, it is easily one of the best laptops around right now.
Also Read: Lenovo Laptops Price in Nepal
Lenovo X1 Carbon Specifications:
- Display: 14-inch IPS 2560 x 1440 pixels Display
- CPU: Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (1.90 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz)
- Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620
- RAM: 16 GB LPDDR3
- Storage: 512 GB SSD
- Ports: 1 HDMI, 1 LAN, 2 Thunderbolt 3, 2 USB 3.0
- Battery: 57Whr Li-Ion Battery with RapidCharge Technology
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 275,000 (Buy Link)
HP Spectre x360 15
The HP Spectre x360 15 is a convertible that supports HP’s very own Active Pen technology. It has a 15-inch display with 4K resolution and 319 nits of brightness which is quite decent enough.
This laptop, like the other three in this list, has the 8th-gen processor running the show. The 8th-gen processor here works alongside the NVIDIA MX150 graphic card and 16 GB of RAM does a well-enough job for any photographer. If the benchmarks are considered, this device is one of the best performing laptops that are available currently.
The HP Spectre x360 15 might not have the best battery of the lot, but it certainly has some other essential features. There is a full-sized SD card reader slot which is an advantage for photographers. Also, the Pen support is definitely a plus point for those who have to pay extreme caution while editing.
HP Spectre x360 15 Specifications:
- Display: 15.6-inch IPS 2840 x 2160 pixels UWVA eDP BrightView touchscreen display
- CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (1.8 GHz, up to 4 GHz)
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5
- RAM: 16 GB
- Storage: 512 GB SSD
- Ports: 1 HDMI, 1 Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 SD Card reader
- Battery: 79.2Whr Li-Ion Battery
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 185,000 (Buy Link)