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Can any one recommend new laptop for photo editing


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#1 turkey10

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Posted 13 November 2014 - 11:50 PM

Hi,
     I am looking for a new laptop and I would like to get some thing that will work good for photo editing, nothing fancy just for amateur photography. I would like to stay with Windows 7. I looked at gaming laptops on newegg, don't know if that is overboard for photo editing purposes, found some nice setups in my price range ($1000 or less) but everything had Windows 8.1. Any help is appreciated. :thumbup2:
 
Just realized I posted this in the wrong place should have been in Questions and advice for Buying a New Computer. Sorry, is there some way to move it over there?

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

I'd recommend going with Windows 8 and installing something like Start8 one of the Start menu replacements available.  A touch screen might be a good idea also, it will be more intuitive for photo editing.  Here are some Lenovos that are well suited for what you're looking to do.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:45 PM

Look for a models with 8-bit IPS or S-PVA/P-MVA/S-MVA display panel. Its important not to take some TN panel display, because that cheap panels are good for gaming and every day use, but for photography, You need some of mentioned panel because of good view angles, color reproduction... 

If You dont need Your PC to be mobile, its always best to assemble some desktop PC, because You can choose monitor, CPU, GPU... separately and go cheaper and faster. For a laptop technology (miniaturisation) You need to pay extra money and get much less power. Not to talk about better upgrade possibilities.... So if You dont need to move Your PC, go with desktop. Thats my opinion.



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 04:26 PM

Thanks for the advice. This is what I decided to go with, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834318093

I think it will work well and then some for me.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

Good choice. Too bad that Lenovo do not provide downgrade to win 7 (my opinion), but machine is very good.
Good luck pal!



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 03:48 PM

no matter which PC/laptop you end up with, make sure you purchase a color calibration unit (spyder makes a few excellent models); otherwise, your printed shots will always differ from what you saw on the screen during editing.



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