PC laptop that is good for heavy photo and video editing?

2 years 2 months ago #682737 by Randy Shaw
Eh, what the heck.  I'll ask one more for the day.  I've been on Amazon today sifting through dozens of PC laptops.  I need something that will work well with heavier lifting programs like Adobe Premiere and Photoshop and Lightroom.

Rather than me going through all these computers, can you just suggest a PC laptop 15 or 17" screen would be great that has the umfff for heavier lifting?  


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #682744 by garyrhook
I recently acquired a Dell XPS 15" laptop with an AdobeRGB 4K display. I'm quite happy with it. Lightweight, good battery performance, decent processing. It has an Nvidia adapter in it, for GPU processing, as well as the onboard Intel graphics that drives the display. I did some editing on a recent trip, and aside from GPU-intensive plugins in PS, it worked quite well. Also, I ordered it with an NVME drive, and there's room for an SSD. I'll be adding a 2TB unit at some point.

I had considered an Asus TUF FX705, but the Dell seemed a wiser choise. I know someone with an Asus ROG unit (I forget which model) and they are happy.

One thing I really like about the Dell is that they publish instructions on how to take the unit apart to replace/upgrade components. So I didn't buy everything I want from them (way too spendy) but will upgrade in time.

My daughter has an HP Edge, which seems well built (better than typical). But I've not scoped it out.

A laptop that can equal a desktop will set you back quite a bit, so compromises must be made.


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #682747 by JaneK
I don't own one, however my sister does, but those Surface Books, she does video editing work.


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2 years 2 months ago #682748 by Ruby Grace
Check out this Razer Blade


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2 years 2 months ago #682798 by Eric A
I'm pretty sure the Razer is more of a gamer computer, the Dell mentioned above or the Surface Book will likely be a better choice.  

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2 years 2 months ago #682837 by Ruby Grace

Eric A wrote: I'm pretty sure the Razer is more of a gamer computer, the Dell mentioned above or the Surface Book will likely be a better choice.  


My husband is the PC user in our house and his laptop is a Razer, which is the reason I recommended.  He's not a gamer, and doesn't even play games, but an engineer.  He loves that computer.  He tried getting me to switch, but I like my MacBook too much.  The video card in these computers are crazy impressive.   Which will be what the OP needs.  

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2 years 2 months ago #682838 by Screamin Scott
Many of the newer "AI" software programs ( especially Topaz products) require a beefier GPU. Integrated GPUs won't suffice.. Here is a link to Gigapixel AI's minimum requirements...

https://help.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012811791-Gigapixel-AI-System-Requirements-

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2 years 2 months ago #682854 by Jeff Scott

Screamin Scott wrote: Many of the newer "AI" software programs ( especially Topaz products) require a beefier GPU. Integrated GPUs won't suffice.. Here is a link to Gigapixel AI's minimum requirements...

https://help.topazlabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012811791-Gigapixel-AI-System-Requirements-


Speaking of Topaz Labs AI, are you happy with it?  I was just looking at some of their software, particularly that Gigapixel program. 


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2 years 2 months ago #682857 by Screamin Scott
I like it although I only have the minimum GPU requirement and it can get slow depending on the amount of enlarging I'm doing...

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2 years 2 months ago #682865 by Colorado Mike


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2 years 2 months ago #682881 by Prago
Why not go with a Mac?

:evil:

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2 years 2 months ago #682883 by garyrhook

Prago wrote: Why not go with a Mac?

:evil:


Some of us think the MacOS is designed for simpletons that can't think logically. Intuitive, my hiney.

Sorry, not a fan.


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2 years 2 months ago #682889 by Nikon Shooter

Prago wrote: Why not go with a Mac? :evil:


A tool should be chosen in respect to the workflow and the
final goal. I that chain, all MUST work together to aim pain-
lessly to the wanted results.

For videos, through FCPX, the right tool is a Mac. I don't do
that type of production but I've been a Mac user since years
and not much is more bugging to me than to have to work
— live or online — on a student's PC.

I am a fan.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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2 years 2 months ago #683016 by J Hemingway
Look at Alienware, they have been making powerful laptops for some time.  


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2 years 2 months ago #683054 by 7Wishes
Have you considered a custom build laptop, you'll probably be able to get a better configured machine cheaper than a mid to high end machine off the shelf. 


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