3 Best Laptops for Photographers

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The best computer for photographers is definitely the kind of laptop that can handle photo editing like a boss. There are several things that a photographer needs to take into consideration when buying a laptop for photo and video editing. The first thing is the color accuracy of the screen, a speedy performance, a fast SSD for file transfer, and a discrete graphics card.

With all of these conditions to look out for, below are the 3 best laptops we came up with for field photographers.

  1. Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition


CPU: Features an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750H

Graphics Unit: Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 (Studio edition for creatives)/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 MaxQ edition.

Screen: 4K OLED (15.6”) with touch capabilities. 60Hz refresh rate. Optimum color calibration

Storage: Solid state drive (1TB)

RAM: 32GB memory

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Razer is famous for making powerful gaming laptops, but last year was dedicated to making a functional laptop for creatives too. The Razer Blade Pro was what Razer came up with, and we have to say, this laptop is a beast when it comes to performing heavy photo and video editing. The color accurate 4K resolution display is one of its best features of this laptop that makes it functional and appealing to a field photographer. With the help of a powerful graphics card and processor, this is definitely out pick as the best laptop for a field photographer in 2020.

  1. MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)


CPU: Features a 9th generation Intel Core i7/Core i9 processor

Graphics Unit: AMD Radeon graphics Pro 5300M/ AMD Radeon Pro 5500M.

Screen: True Tone Retina display (16”)

Storage: Solid state drive (500GB-8TB)

RAM: 16GB - 64GB memory

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This one is for any true MacBook Pro fan and anyone that wants a computer that can deliver completely on performance and color accuracy. The Apple’s MacBook Pro 16-inch was designed to deliver great results in a compact shell that completely holds all this power in place. The 16-inch MacBook offers extra screen real estate over its 15-inch predecessor, but yet, it still feels portable enough to be used by a field photographer. The legendary Retina display from Apple delivers color accuracy like never before. With the powerful Intel processor and AMD graphics card that this laptop comes with, it is definitely our second pick. Despite high price tag Apple is expected to sell the Macbook Pro to many professional photographers around the globe.

  1. HP Spectre x360 15


CPU: Features an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U

Graphics Unit: Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics processor.

Screen: 4K OLED (15.6”) with touch capabilities. Optimum color calibration

Storage: Solid state drive (1TB)

RAM: 16GB memory


For photographers that think the Razer laptop and the 16-inch MacBook are too expensive for them, HP offers a relatively cheaper laptop that offers kickass performance too. The 4K OLED screen that comes with the HP Spectre x360 15 is probably one of the best displays we have seen on a laptop. The Screen offers a very high brightness that makes it perfect for outdoor use. With the help of its discrete MX150 graphics card and its powerful but not power intensive Intel processor, you can be sure you are getting your money’s worth.


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