Laptop for image processing: 6 recommended notebooks

Laptop for image processing: 6 recommended notebooks

Not every laptop is equally suitable for image processing on the move. A notebook for photo editing needs above all a good, color-true display and s.besten a neat processor. These 6 laptops from 2019 meet the conditions.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019)

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The MacBook Pro 13 (2019) has a particularly good display.

The MacBook Pro 16 is certainly tempting, but unnecessarily powerful for image editing – so Apple fans have to spend so much money for it. Rather, the smaller MacBook Pro 13 is recommended. The Intel Core i5-8275U and the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 are definitely strong enough for photo editing.

The bright display completely covers the color spaces sRGB and P3. A card reader does not exist and for the memory extension is recommended a USB-C adapter – who wants Apple, must suffer. The cheapest model is to have around 1,300 euros.

processor Up to Intel Core i7 8th generation
graphic card Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645/655
display 2,560 x 1,600 IPS, 500 nits, 100 percent sRGB and P3
random access memory 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
mass 1.37 kilograms
connections 2 x / 4 x Thunderbolt 3, headphone / microphone jack

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 (G7)

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the provider's high-end models.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a very light and valuable workhorse. The laptop comes with various displays, but the Full HD screen with a good brightness of 400 nits and full coverage of the sRGB color space will be enough for most image editors. More expensive models are equipped with a 4K HDR display. However, the cheapest copy costs around 1,600 euros.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon weighs only 1.1 kilograms and the manufacturer calls the battery life 18.3 hours. Thanks to MIL-STD-810G certification, the laptop is sturdy, and the keyboard is splash-proof for any coffee painter. For a quick Windows login is the infrared camera, there is also a fingerprint reader. Thanks to the eighth-generation Intel Core processor and up to 16 GB of RAM, the mobile notebook also has enough power for the most demanding image processing projects.

processor Up to Intel Core i7 8th generation
graphic card Inel HD Graphics 620
display Full HD IPS, 400 Nits, 100 percent sRGB
random access memory 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
mass 1.1 kilograms
connections HDMI 1.4b, 2 x USB-A 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 3, headphone / microphone port

Razer Blade Stealth (2019)

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A factory-calibrated display for a "gaming Ultrabook"? Are there at the Razer Blade Stealth (2019).

Also a laptop of the gaming brand Razer is recommended for image editing The 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth is the provider's ultra-mobile workhorse with a 400-nits bright Full HD display that fully covers the sRGB color space. On top of that, the screen is individually factory calibrated. There is not much to moan for photographers. If so, the optional 4K screen covers 100% of the AdobeRGB color space.

The processor is the new Intel Core i7-1065G7, which provides along with 16 GB of memory for neat power. The battery life extends the whole day, according to the provider, up to 10 hours. Even the integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics is powerful enough for image editing, alternatively, the Ultrabook is offered with the Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q, which offers video editing and of course gaming merits.

Despite all the power, the notebook weighs only between 1.36 to 1.48 kilograms, depending on the equipment. An infrared camera for convenient Windows login is also offered – prices start at 1,200 euros.

processor Up to Intel Core i7 10th generation
graphic card Intel Iris Plus / Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q
display Full HD IPS, 100 percent sRGB / 4K touch screen, 100 percent AdobeRGB
random access memory 16 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 512 GB PCIe M.2
mass 1.36 to 1.48 kilograms
connections USB-C 3.1 Gen2, 2 x USB-A 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, headphone / microphone port

Dell XPS 15 7590

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The Dell XPS 15 7590 comes with a powerful processor.

Without a Dell XPS, a list of recommended laptops for image editing should not be seen. The slim, lightweight and strong Ultrabook from Dell is offered from 1,600 euros. Unlike other thin laptops, the XPS Series uses the powerful Intel Core chips with "H" termination, rather than the low-power "U" versions.

With maximum features, there is an Intel Core i7-9750H, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD and the graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, which is also suitable for modern games. And: A 4K OLED display with 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, which is convenient for professional video editing. A 100 percent coverage of the AdobeRGB color space is on top of that. Most photographers are more content with the 500-nits bright Full HD IPS display, which covers at least 100 percent of the sRGB color space.

processor Up to Intel Core i7 9th generation
graphic card Up to Nvidia GTX 1650
display Full HD IPS, 500 Nits, 100 percent sRGB / 4K OLED, 400 Nits, 100 percent AdobeRGB
random access memory 16 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 512 GB PCIe M.2
mass 1.8 kilograms
connections HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB-A 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, headphone / microphone port

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX331

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The Asus ZenBook 13 is very lightweight and compact.

The sleek and lightweight Asus ZenBook 13 is also great for photo editing thanks to its good performance and neat screen. On top of that it is quite cheap, so the model with Intel Core i5-8265U, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD and a GeForce MX150 as entry-level graphics card costs 900 euros. Especially those who travel a lot with their notebook will appreciate the light weight of 1.12 kilograms.

The keyboard is illuminated and thanks to the fingerprint sensor the Windows login succeeds with lightning speed. In terms of displayable colors, the manufacturer calls for a 72 percent coverage of the NTSC color space.

processor Up to Intel Core i7 8th generation
graphic card Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX MX150
display Full HD IPS, 72 percent NTSC
random access memory 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 512 GB SATA3-M.2-SSD / 1 TB PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
mass 1.12 kilograms
connections USB-C 3.1 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 1.4, micro-SD card reader, headphone / microphone port

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Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL

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The Lenovo IdeaPad S540-15IWL optionally offers a powerful graphics card.

The 15.6-inch model of the Lenovo IdeaPad S540 multimedia notebook comes with a wealth of features: for example, a rather strong Intel Core i7-8565U is accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and it is even a rather powerful graphics card in the top model for this class of equipment on board – the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. This is especially handy if video editing is part of the application, also run modern computer games so neat.

The manufacturer gives the battery life of 12 hours and the display supposedly covers 72 percent of the NTSC color space. Even a full-size SD card reader is integrated – so the photo collection from the camera lands directly on the laptop. For the offered the laptop may be considered cheap, the presented maximum configuration is to be had with some dealers for approximately 1.200 euro. If you want it even more compact and lighter, but the model with 14-inch screen, which at least there is the entry-level graphics card GeForce MX250.

processor Up to Intel Core 10th generation
graphic card Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
display Full HD IPS, 300 Nits, 72% NTSC
random access memory Up to 12 GB of RAM
hard disk Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD / 128 GB SSD + 1 TB hard disk
mass 1.8 kilograms
connections USB-C 3.1 Gen1, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader, Headphone / Microphone jack

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