Updated on 29 November 2013 by

Laptops with a screen size of 15 inch and above are apt for photo editing where it is required to work on images minutely for perfect finishing. The best laptops for photo editing have high-resolution screens which offer excellent contrast and color reproduction.

It is important to consider some important specifications and features while buying a laptop which can effectively and accurately edit images. It is recommended to opt for laptops making use of dual-core or quad-core Intel Core i5/i7 processors operating at a speed of 2GHz or more. Graphics processors say integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 would give decent performance while having discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics would be beneficial for enhancing performance level.

The topmost laptops for photo editing have 6GB or more RAM which can run multiple image editing applications and at least 500GB HDD to accommodate software utilized for content creation. The latest laptops have storage in the form of solid state drives for low power consumption and least noise; in this case external storage of 1TB may be required for storing original and edited photos as well as other data.

Photography enthusiasts and professionals may choose their right fit laptops from our listing of the best laptops for photo editing which is based on the opinions of major review sources across the internet.


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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015)
Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W (2015)
$1,725 - $3,499
$1,199 - $2,050
$1,499 - $1,999
$3,400
$999 - $1,500
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jun 2015
Jul 2015
Feb 2015
Aug 2015
Processor Speed
2.2 GHz
2.9 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.6 GHz
2.4 GHz
Installed RAM
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
16384.0 MB
12288.0 MB
Display Size
15.4 in.
15.6 in.
15.6 in.
18.4 in.
15.6 in.
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
18.4 inches, Widescreen, 1920 x 1080
15.6 inches, Widescreen, 3840 x 2160
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
1.128 TB, HDD, SSD
512 GB, SSD
Dual 128GB,n/a,Dual mSATA SSD
512 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
16 GB
12 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
2.9 GHz, Intel Core i5-4210H
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ
2.6 GHz, Intel Core i7-4720HQ, 2.6-GHz Intle Core i7-4720HQ processor
2.4 MHz, Intel Core i7-5500U
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Gaming
Desktop Replacement
Gaming
General Purpose, Tablet, Business, Small Business
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.3 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
77% Positive
23% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
55% Positive
45% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative

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