Best mainstream laptops for photographers

By Kajoli Anand | Published on 11 Mar 2020
Best mainstream laptops for photographers

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As a photographer, you just cannot make do with a sub-par laptop that doesn’t do justice to your pictures. From being able to handle heavy editing apps to displaying every detail in your frame the way you intended them to look, your laptop should be able to do it all. After all, your photographs show your own perception of the world and not being able to edit them correctly can completely distort their meaning. While looking for a great laptop, you should also ensure that it’s easy to carry around as photographers must travel to different locations for shoots. Here are some of the best mainstream laptops for photographers.

Lenovo Ideapad S540

The Lenovo Ideapad S540 has a 14-inch screen that’s equipped with Anti-Glare technology, letting you view pictures as you take them on-site, even if you’re outdoors. The full HD IPS display should ensure that all details of the photograph show up well. The laptop has a 1TB SSD storage which should let you not only store all your pictures but also let you store a range of editing apps and software and open files quickly. Weighing only 1.6kg, this thin and light laptop is a good one for photographers who travel from one location to another and don’t need yet another heavy device. At the heart of the device is an 8th Generation Core Intel I5-8265U processor. Graphics duties are handled by a 2GB NVIDIA MX250 graphics card.

ASUS VivoBook 14 X403FA

The ASUS VivoBook 14 X403FA has a reasonable 14-inch screen that should make it a pleasure to view your own photographs. The laptop has a PCIe Gen3 x2 NVMe 512GB M.2 SSD storage that should be enough to store your editing software and thanks to the SSD technology, it retrieving and saving photos should be a piece of cake. The Intel Core i5-8265U processor should ensure that your laptop runs smoothly. Finally, the laptop’s thin bezel should let you focus all your attention on your photographs and not on the bezel.

HP Pavilion x360

The HP Pavilion x360 has a 14-inch backlit touchscreen with an Anti-Glare panel and Micro-Edge display that should ensure you have a good display. The Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card should make sure that the photographs look detailed and crisp, with vibrant colours. You should note that the HP Pavilion x360 is a convertible laptop, which means you can turn it into a tablet and make use of the stylus to edit pictures.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 81WL002RIN

The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 81WL002RIN has a large 15.6-inch FHD screen with an IPS panel, which should ensure you can enjoy detailed visuals. The laptop is also equipped with Anti-Glare technology, which should ensure that you can work uninterrupted while commuting or while you’re outside. The 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD storage should be sufficient enough to hold your apps and software, while the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor should ensure good speeds. Finally, keep in mind that the laptop has an Nvidia MX250 2GB Graphics card that should enhance your editing experience even further.

Kajoli Anand

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