Updated on 3 December 2015 by

The best laptops for photographers is fine-tuned towards excellent configuration and display quality. For buying photography notebook computers, go through our recommended list of specifications.

With good speed for the diverse multi-tasking functions expected of it, your notebook needs a dual or quad core processor with a good 2GHz speed, at least 4GB of RAM expandable up to 8GB, and a large capacity HDD. A suitable operating system, Windows 8 or other, compatible to the various photography and videography software is a further requirement.

Another essential feature that the best laptop for a photographer requires is a decent graphics card of 512 MB dedicated memory, along with a sufficiently large 13 inch to 15 inch screen of 1366 x 768 resolution.


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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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