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Razer Laptops for Photo Editing

Here's a great selection of razer laptops for photo editing.

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Most run of the mill blogs and articles opining about “the best laptop for photo editing” give a cursory introduction to photo editing requirements and usually break these down by laptop specification.

At Choosist, whilst we love our products, what we’re about is you. What follows is an explanation of what you’ll need from your investment of time as well as money.

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1. Visual accuracy and clarity

At the risk of stating the obvious, these are paramount as you’ll be making fine detail judgements, often down to a pixel. If the rendering and colours are off, so will your hours of hard work be!

Therefore, look out for the following key items in a laptop screen.

Firstly the screen technology. Commonly the options are TN (twisted nematic) VA (vertically aligned), IPS (in-plane switching) and OLED. The latter two are the best, the OLED proving greater contrasts too, but the VA and TN (often not stated) are getting better and better. IPS and OLED offer the best colour accuracy and viewing angles. If you can afford the premium then go for it.

Resolution. Generally speaking the higher the better as it provides more detail in the same space. But bear in mind that the smaller the screen, the less difference that extra resolution can make, as the eye can only perceive so much at the same scale.

Similarly, size, arguably, also works on the “more is better” principle. The greater the screen ‘real estate’ the more you can see at any one time. This also means space to accommodate the image alongside the tools and palettes without a cramped and cluttered screen. But size comes at several costs - price, portability by dimension and weight but also requirement. The bigger the screen, the higher the resolution screen you’ll need to view at the same level of detail.

2. The ability to run demanding software

Whether you’re a photoshop fanatic or a GIMP user, working with image files, especially in RAW format, a laptop for photo editing requires some grunt under the hood. The following areas will need your attention

The processor sometimes referred to as the CPU, has to perform some serious computations to convert your thoughts and ideas into visual reality.

Whether you buy AMD or Intel, you’ll want to get 4 cores (a core is a processing unit) and above, the latest generation of processor. For example, an Intel i7 - 8550 which is 8th gen will be better than intel i7 - 7500 which is 7th gen. Thereafter its the speed, usually written as GHz, that you’ll want to maximize.

Don't forget to look out for the suffix. Processors that end in Y should be avoided, whilst U will indicate a lower powered version, although top end varieties of U processors will manage. Those ending in H or K will be high performers but will usually be bigger and bulkier affairs.

RAM is equally critical to ensuring a smooth uninterrupted experience when editing your prize-winning portraits or awesome action shots.

Your processor computes batches of data (image details, commands to alter the image etc) and the size it can work on at any one time is determined in large part by the RAM which is the space in which the work can be done. To do this RAM is very fast memory but this makes it expensive hence there's less of it than in your hard drive.

8GB will handle it, but if you want to ensure avoiding lag 16GB or above will be better.

Hard drive choice is not just about storage space. With excellent cloud storage and cheap external devices, long-term storage is cheap.

Graphics cards have hitherto been the first go to spec when searching for the best laptop for photographers. Graphics cards ensure that whatever the processor makes happen to the image is delivered quickly and accurately to the screen.

As such discrete or separate graphics cards, usually by NVIDIA or AMD, have been insisted upon, but modern integrated cards are catching up fast and can save you some serious pennies.

If you want a laptop for photo editing, the laptop’s operating system will need to be compatible with the software package you’re after.

We’ve mentioned photoshop, GIMP and Sketch but there are other software that may be important. From Affinity Photo to the oddly named Alien Skin Exposure, from Lightroom to Luminar 3, most are available on both Windows and Mac.

However, Apple’s more than basic ‘Photos’ is exclusively macOS and Microsoft’s Photo Editor 10 is Windows only.

And let’s not forget ChromeOS. Whilst these tend to be lighter weight laptops, we’re starting to see beefier models hit the market. Whilst these will not compare with MacBook Pros or Lenovo Thinkpad workstations, they can be great for lightweight work on the move. But, they won’t be running full Adobe Photo without laggy and complicated streaming / remote desktop set-ups. Can a Chromebook ever be the best laptop for photographers? One day maybe, but for now, if you’re serious and you can afford it, probably not.

3. Compatibility with your other devices

Nowadays there are wireless options available for nearly every type of peripheral. Wacom style tablets, multifunction mice as well as 3D mice are all available as wire-free. So the best laptop for photo editing on the market no longer needs to be the laptop with the most ports on it!

Where wireless options do not exist hubs and adapters abound aplenty which may be fine if your laptop will be parked permanently on your desk. However, if you might be using it more than one location or if you do not want to use an external hub, the number and speed of ports may be an issue. This is even more important as the number of ports on laptops seem to be reducing, with one of them often doubling as the power input.

So, to put it simply, when you’re looking for the best laptop for photo editing for ‘you’, you’ll need to establish your connectivity needs in advance.

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Razer Blade Pro

The Razer Blade Pro is its thinnest and most powerful gaming laptop. Although it’s the world's slimmest desktop replacement, the Razer Blade Pro certainly doesn't sacrifice power or innovation, and it’s better-looking than a Hollywood heartthrob. Using an overclocked, seventh-generation Intel Quad-Core i7 processor and a RAM expandable to 32GB, even the most graphics-hungry games will run seamlessly. It uses the latest NVidia G-Sync graphics card, and display colours are calibrated for accuracy. The Razer Blade Pro’s slimline and sleek chassis is beautiful to look at, and its keyboard is adjustable. All in all, what’s not to like for the avid gamer or e-sportsperson?

Razer Blade 15

This is Razor’s latest foray into the 15” gaming market. It has a stylish, lightweight design and an excellent battery life (often a challenge for manufacturers of machines with these high-end specs). The base model of the Razer Blade offers a premium design, solid gaming performance, and over 6 hours of battery life. The Chassis has slightly rounded corners, which gives it a cool 80s retro style. The multi-coloured Chroma keyboard sits well in the midnight-black aluminium frame. Graphics are crisp and clear and the built-in speakers with Dolby Atmos software really pack a punch for their size. Razer has also increased the size of the touchpad, making gestures much easier than before.

This machine is marketed principally as a gaming rig, but it is also a powerful multi-tasker, capable of great performance when running multiple power-hungry desktop applications simultaneously, such as Netflix, Twitch (the live game-streaming platform), and multi-user virtual collaboration suites – still, with a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor with 16GB of RAM (for the base model), that’s hardly surprising! If you want to really ramp up the power, there are options to upgrade graphics and display.

All in all, this 2018 model is a great gaming and productivity option if you want the specs, but at an affordable price.

Razer Blade Stealth

The Razer Blade Stealth range is for those of us with a lower budget limit, but nevertheless, it doesn’t hold back on looks or performance. The 12.5-inch Ultrabook has an attractive quad-HD display, a customizable keyboard and speedy component, all housed in a very lightweight 2.8-kilo chassis. Prices vary from the Core i5 base model to the Core i7 model (with more storage and a touch-screen). In either case, what you need your processing power for, be it gaming or multitasking; it is a sharp performer with no lag.

The image is sharp as is the design.., which is Slicker than a James Bond villain! The i7 Stealth has a spectacularly beautiful 12.5” touchscreen and the Dolby® Digital Plus audio software has settings for gaming and music.

The keyboard and touchpad are state-of-the-art so this laptop is a real monster for the price. In fact, buying the lower-priced model doesn’t rule out upgrading with a core graphics amp at a later stage. For mobile professionals or hard-core gamers alike, this laptop truly enhances your computing experience.

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