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Best PC for photoshop/Lightroom??


backbeat e2
8 134 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 8:49PM
My laptop is starting to strain at the seams under the weight of all my photo editing software..
I think I'll have to return to using a PC, but I'm no computer techy and the choice out there is bewildering..

Can anyone offer any advice??

Thanks

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justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
23 Apr 2012 8:54PM
Your best bet is to go to Adobe's website and you should find a detailed list of of minimum and recommended system requirements for running Photoshop and Lightroom.
tpfkapm 3 151 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:00PM
imac
sparrowhawk e2
6 268 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:24PM
totally agree with the previous comment IMACallthe way nothing can touch em
backbeat e2
8 134 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:46PM
Can't go the iMac route I'm afraid...all my software is PC based..
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 10:06PM
Rather like changing camera brands when you have lenses and other accessories that has to go with it.
Windows I think you mean. Most software has a dual install for both OS.
Choice is bewildering and changing all the time plus your budget.
Medion give a 3 year warranty and worth looking at.
Medion
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:11AM
I think there is a typo at work here. The full phrase is iMacs are blighted with gloss screens so yes to many photographers they are untouchable, for the wrong reason.

So if you are staying lap top I suggest you start with the screen, and pick a good non-glossy one. then look to have at least 6G of RAM, and if processing of images is important look for i3 or better i5 core. After that HD size and of course battery life size/weight. A desk machine with a separate monitor is still the best. And operating system, the last option to think of once you have the important stuff sorted. They are all PC's after all.
Zatoichi 5 707 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:34AM

Quote: The full phrase is iMacs are blighted with gloss screens


So is any screen if you sit with your back to the sun. Honestly, it isn't a unique phenomena.
strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 12:46AM
I know reflections are not unique but you can take steps to reduce them, and you can take steps to maximise them. Its a glaring product flaw for photographers and so is a real reason for discounting them as photographer tools. Its not like there are not matt screens, plenty of other PCs have them, and yes its normally aimed at the less professional devices. Apple for some perverse reason have so far failed to offer matt screens though rumours abound of them at long last fixing this design flaw.

The best monitors for photography are not glossy, it is as simple as that. The rest well who cares as long as it reliably runs the applications and has the processing power/memory needed. And the good lap tops have the option to have non-glossy screens.
Zatoichi 5 707 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2012 4:30PM

Quote:I know reflections are not unique but you can take steps to reduce them


Like doing your editing in a dimly lit room, seems sensible wether you have a PC or Mac, problem cured Wink
I can't do my editing on the Mac due to the terrible reflections. Even if I turn all the light in the room the light from the screen lights me and the desk up which is then reflected in the glossy monitor. Why do they make them with such glossy monitors when it spoils photo editing. I notice a girl in another thread is hoping the new ones will have matte screens so she can replace her glossy one.

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