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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 of 2016 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

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)


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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)
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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

  • The latest Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display gets a Force Touch trackpad and better battery capacity than its predecessor, but it faces stiff competition.


  • Current 15-inch MacBook Pro owners won't feel the need to upgrade, but the handful of tweaks included here keep this expensive system at the top of the list for powerful midsize laptops.


  • - The highlight, of course, is its Retina Display, which is a 15.4in IPS affair with a stunning resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 – that’s 220ppi.
    - Getting to the glass touchpad, meanwhile, it’s still the best we’ve used, rivalled only by the cream of the Windows laptop crop.


  • The latest Alienware 15 is hefty, but it delivers everything you want in a gaming laptop, with excellent performance, long battery life, and all sorts of customizable features.


  • While it's bigger and heavier than gaming notebooks of similar size, the Alienware 15 offers solid graphics performance for less than the competition.


  • If you’re in the market for a premium 15-inch gaming laptop, and you aren’t too concerned about portability, then you’ll be hard pushed to find a better system than the Alienware 15.


  • The Asus Zenbook Pro UX501J-DS71T is a premium desktop-replacement laptop that not only offers category-leading performance in most tests, but does so for a very affordable price.


  • The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J offers a 4K display, great performance and excellent audio in an attractive package.

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    You want a laptop that looks nice. Asus understands that. That’s why the company has tried so hard to build a better MacBook. The ZenBook line has given birth to many beautiful, powerful, desirable machines that offer PC people a chance to preen—even when they’re surrounded by MacBooks at their local cafe.


  • The MSI GT80 Titan SLI is a powerful gaming laptop, and the first we've seen with a mechanical keyboard, but top performance doesn't quite overcome a hulking, awkward design.


  • With its face-melting performance, a fantastic mechanical keyboard and upgrade-friendly chassis, the MSI GT80 Titan SLI is the gaming laptop to beat.


  • This is the fastest gaming laptop we’ve ever tested thanks to top-notch components in every department, and its mechanical keyboard makes the typing experience better than every competitor. It’s big and heavy, though, and painfully expensive. Alternative configurations with the same chassis offer better value but overall this is still an aspirational product for the privileged few - the rest of us will have to make do with lugging our PCs round to LAN parties.


  • The Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W-C5212-4K convertible-hybrid laptop features a multimode design and a bright 4K screen, but its size means it works better as a notebook than as a tablet.


  • The Satellite Radius 15 P55W offers a bright screen and solid performance at a reasonable price, but short battery life holds it back.


Top 5 laptop for photo editing of 2016:

  1. Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
  2. Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015)
  3. Asus ZenBook Pro UX501J-DS71T
  4. MSI GT80 2QE Titan SLI
  5. Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 P55W (2015)