Top 5 laptops for photo editing

On: September 6, 2018

A camera is no doubt the most important asset for any photographer, but second to it is their trusty old editing machine. Good editing jobs can save a washed out photo or turn an ordinary image into something worth gawking at. Photographers who are on the go a lot rely on their laptops for processing their RAW files. And to ensure that the job is quick and flawless, their laptops need to have top-end specs, high-resolution displays and good ergonomics. We’ve gathered here a list of all such laptops that you can buy with your eyes closed if you want a great portable photo editing machine. Let’s have a look at them.


Apple MacBook Pro MPXX2HN/A 13.3-inch (Rs 1,43,990)

Apple‘s MacBook Pro laptops have come a long way from being heavy slabs to being perfectly light and easy to carry around. The latest 13.3-inch model ships with a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. Its super crisp display bears a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, which is perfect for applications like Photoshop and Lightroom. This laptop comes fitted with a 256GB SSD to ensure super quick operations.

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 (Rs 1,85,990)

This ultra-powerful offering from ASUS is sure to impress. A 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD display sits pretty on its body, but that’s not the only display it has. The touchpad of this machine doubles up as an interactive screen which adapts its interface in accordance to the applications you are using. ASUS has added a GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, apart from an 8th-gen Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM. What’s even more pleasing is its incorporation of a 1TB SSD.

Dell XPS 15 9560 (Rs 1,54,117)

This Dell XPS 15 model boasts of a slim and lightweight form factor, yet offers you the benefits of a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD display. This bezel-less panel even delivers a touchscreen. Its other specifications include a 7th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and 256GB of SSD storage. Dell has added a fingerprint scanner as well, for security purposes.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13.5-inch (Rs 1,85,999)

True portability is what the Surface Book 2 has on offer for you. With its keyboard attached, you can use it as a laptop, or detach it and turn it into a tablet. A stylus accessory is also sold along with it, if you’re into that. The display on this machine is a crispy 13.5-inch panel with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. An 8th-gen Core i7 CPU powers it, taking assistance from up to 16GB of RAM. Lastly, up to 1TB worth of SSD storage can be grabbed with this laptop.

HP Spectre x360 T8TJG (Rs 1,42,999)

Stylish looks and a fully convertible body is what the HP Spectre x360 delivers. And it’s also a pretty powerful machine with an 8th-gen Core i7 processor at its heart. It features a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor that’s also a touchscreen. An optional stylus is present in its repertoire as well. As for its other specs, it sports a 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.

Those are all the options we’d have you consider if you’re looking for laptop aimed at photo editing.

(Prices mentioned are listed online at the time of publishing, and are subject to change)