(I also wrote a follow up post a while back here SEE UPDATE HERE)
Use A DeskTop if you can
First I must say that if I were you I’d stick with a desktop to edit pictures.
Much much less expensive,
Much more expandable,
You can get 2-3 monitors on it no problem
No hassle for adding extra hard drives.
You are forced to work at a desk… which can be good.
And you won’t ever feel tempted to waste your time using something other than a mouse (or even better a tablet)
And you’ll most likely be using a good sized monitor (23″ and up)
Looking for a kickbutt photography editing laptop.
I’ll be gone a lot this summer on wedding assignments.
For instance in may I’ll be gone a week to alaska and I’ll need to edit while there.
I’ll also be gone later that month on a trip that will include weddings in Arizona and NYC
I need to keep on top of my editing and my old single core laptop from a while back won’t cut it.
So I need a good laptop that will substitute nicely.
I suppose I’m looking for:
- Fast processor
- Lots of Memory
- big Screen – at least lots of resolution
- good battery life for the airplanes
- 2.93 processor
- 64bit operating system
- 4GB ram 1066 ddr3 / And also showing 8GB
- 320GB HD
(Please note that prices have gone down since i wrote this in march)
Built in wacom tablet
Quad = NA
And what other toys are necessary to compare that I overlooked.
See that I ended up getting a MacBookPro – I decided that the price difference wasn’t as much as I expected or that usually exists between PC and Mac
I have used it as I stated for several of my trips. It’s been durable, small enough for my camera bags (that allow laptops)
I haven’t used it a ton for editing because i’ve gotten so used to the speeds of my desktop which this doesn’t even compare.
And now i’ve gotten used to my 30″ monitor and 17″ doesn’t make me feel confident I’m making the best editing decisions.
If I were to do it again I would. There’s a lot to be said about the small form factor for traveling and the long battery life.
If I were to buy a main computer – i’d still be putting together a top of the line PC.
It appears that for actual editing and processing (speeds or quality) that there is no advantage in Mac (that I’ve ever hear(… I just happened to like the computer.