It seems that the only reviews for powerful computers and displays revolve around gaming. I would like to see more about photography. What is a good spec for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom? Which displays best suit photographic processing, and are curved screens OK? The best printers? Mac or Windows? Which features benefit from a GPU? Is it all about RAM or speed? Are high-resolution mice worth the extra cost? (I find them easier to use than a tablet.) Is a Core i5 processor adequate? Multithreading may not be an issue, so an i7 may be overkill. There are many other factors in the choice of hardware so how about Shopper coming up with a spec for the ideal system. Looking forward to seeing a wider range of applications than just gaming in the future. Cliff Malcolm
In general, a gaming-spec PC is fast enough for photo editing, although you could arguably ditch the powerful graphics card and make do with a cheaper model or integrated graphics.
When speccing a PC for editing photos, look for one with a decent amount of RAM, so you have enough memory for editing large photos – 8GB is fine for the lighter user, but go for 16GB if you have a relatively posh camera or you edit a lot. An Intel Core i5, AMD Ryzen 5 or higher processor will do the job.
For displays, colour accuracy is the most important thing, and it should be colourcalibrated. Our display reviews mention how good each monitor is and what it’s suitable for.
What do other readers think? If there’s interest, we’ll happily put together a feature on creating the perfect photo- and videoediting setup.