We take on several high-spec laptops and tell you which is best for your photo-editing needs
Adecent computer is a must for editing high-res Raw files and getting stuck in with advanced effects. Today’s enthusiast laptops can rival traditional desktop hardware, with many boasting pixel-perfect displays with stunning colour, as well as wide contrast to keep highlight and shadow detail consistently visible. We’ve selected some of the most powerful laptops on sale today to ensure you don’t waste time looking at loading bars when you could be out shooting. Continuing advances in processor technology means you can now get 6-core chips in laptops that sacrifice minimal speed compared to their desktop computer counterparts.
To see which laptop is fastest, we ran the popular Geekbench and Cinebench benchmark apps, as well as getting down and dirty with high-resolution images in Photoshop CC 2018. Screen quality was assessed by our highly trained eyes, as well as a Datacolor Spyder 5 Elite colorimeter to evaluate colour accuracy, screen brightness uniformity, and colour space coverage.