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  1. #1
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    buying new laptop

    What do you guys think of this laptop for post processing and displaying my photos?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-2...?skuId=5579132


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    Re: buying new laptop

    That looks like it should do the job. Two things you need to look at though is.
    1. External drives to store your photos on
    2. Ability to run a second monitor.

    256 GB is not a lot of room for photos so keep all of them on a external drive.

    Laptop monitors are not known to the that good so get a external monitor to processing when you can.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Kuykendall View Post
    That looks like it should do the job. Two things you need to look at though is.
    1. External drives to store your photos on
    2. Ability to run a second monitor.

    256 GB is not a lot of room for photos so keep all of them on a external drive.

    Laptop monitors are not known to the that good so get a external monitor to processing when you can.
    He's right you know.

    Looks like it has enough horsepower for post processing.
    Check how many USB ports it has. You'll need all you can get.

    The only flaw I noticed was it comes with Windows 10.
    That's another argument for another time.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    i7 processor is good
    16GB of RAM is good
    SSD boot drive is good
    4K monitor is good.
    Built in SD card and HDMI port are good.

    256GB of SSD is a little downer, but use an external drive as Don suggested.

    Seems like a suitable replacement for one of my MacBook Pros, if I was looking for a new laptop.

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    Re: buying new laptop

    From all the reviews I've read the display is "stunning" "fantastic" "crisp and sharp". I believe 4k monitors are fairly new to the laptop, so I'm hoping it is suitable to display my photos. Which is really my main concern!! The resolution is 3840x2560 and the pixel count per inch is ridiculously high. Can someone on the forum who has a 4k laptop reply to this thread. Don't mean you guys without one are not welcome. 1000 dollars is a lot of money for me but I regret that I don't have a means of displaying my photos when I go to a friends house etc. Paul
    Last edited by tea2085; 03-15-2017 at 10:14 PM.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    One thing that I might miss is a DVD/CD drive in this setup.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by cwgrizz View Post
    One thing that I might miss is a DVD/CD drive in this setup.
    Most laptops quit integrating CD/DVD drives. You have to purchase them as a side. They aren't very expensive.

    I would like to recommend OP to take a look at one of the Asus brands. I bought one and the resolution is phenomenal.


    I also would like to give @tea2085 a shoutout since I don't believe he lives that far from Syberiacuse, NY, where I met my wife and we have lived for over 25 years before moving back south closer to where I'm from. If Red Creek is near Syracuse, I hope you haven't had to shovel too much or plow, snowblow, etc.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by sonicbuffalo View Post
    Most laptops quit integrating CD/DVD drives. You have to purchase them as a side. They aren't very expensive.
    It is rare that you need one now. Most of the programs I have that are on CD I can also download them off the internet anyway and generally have to anyway to get the latest version. You can get one for under $20 on Amazon if you still want/need one
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  9. #9
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    Re: buying new laptop

    I'd like to ask sonic buffalo if his laptop has a worthy monitor to display his precious photos?
    The weather has been fine- only got two feet in the last 48hrs. Siberiacuse (LOL) got a little bit more! Paul
    Last edited by tea2085; 03-16-2017 at 12:59 AM.
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    Re: buying new laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by tea2085 View Post
    I'd like to ask sonic buffalo if his laptop has a worthy monitor to display his precious photos?
    The weather has been fine- only got two feet in the last 48hrs. Siberiacuse (LOL) got a little bit more! Paul
    Hi Paul.....I use the same monitor that came with the Asus laptop....the colors and sharpness are point on. I really love my laptop. I mention it because I bought it at Best Buy too. They're awesome! I was going to buy an Apple, but the price scared me away and when I saw the resolution was as good or better on the Asus compared to the very expensive Apple, I bought the Asus. It's been cold here in North Carolina too.....we had a high temp. of 38 yesterday....lows in the lower 20's. @tea2085
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