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They are all important. But they are all inter-related, so it is best to have a balanced system. For example, if you have a lot of RAM, you will hold more in memory, and do less paging (to disk), so the HD will be in use less often, and so HD speed would be less important. If you skimp on RAM, and don't have enough, the HD will be used more, data will be ...


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It is pretty much impossible, although you can get closer. At the very least you need a color-calibration device. Using that device you calibrate your screen so that the colors it can show are close to how they should be. Most laptop displays sadly only show 60-75% of sRGB color, so there can be up to 40% of colors you cannot see in the laptop. Instead they ...


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I know everyone always hates "it depends" answers, but that's true to some extent here. If, in this case, you're talking specifically about processing a single image when you say "image editing", then I'd agree with Mike's answer wholeheartedly, including his reference to speeding up CS6. If, on the other hand, you're talking about processing lots of ...


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For the last 2 years I've been using a Dell Studio XPS 16 (with Windows 7) and in terms of image quality it's far and away the best computer screen I've ever used. Although this model is no longer available to buy new, I'm sure there are comparable models. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the same again, although it does have some drawbacks. Specific pros and ...


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As you observed, laptop display colors tend to shift a lot with viewing angle, even more noticeably than desktop LCDs. You can't do anything about the screen's inherent shift, so you just have to keep your line of sight as perfectly perpendicular to the screen as you can. Try sitting back further (reduces how much a slight motion of your head affects the ...


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Processor and Ram are most important. Both are in the category of "you can never have too much", when it comes to image processing. For the processor, on the minimal side, you want at least a mid-range Core i5 (assuming you're going the PC route), with a midrange Core i7 being ideal. All things (or clock speeds) being equal a Core i7 will have smp ...


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What processing application do you use ? Its worth checking that it actually uses GPU (graphics processor), not all do. If it doesn't, dedicated graphics is only worthwhile for the dedicated memory, because it'd mean its not using RAM from the main system. Lightroom for example does not use the GPU. RAM and CPU are the most important things. CPUs are ...


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Due to Intellectual Property constraints, most notebook or laptop computers as well as desktop models do not have an HDMI port that allows video signals to be brought in via the HDMI port. It is an output only port. This prevents someone from being able to connect a DVD or BlueRay player to their computer and copy protected content. In general the only ...


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Generally, if your camera has an HDMI output, then it will display the photos on the TV that it is plugged in to, but I'm not sure what you mean by USB HDMI cable? USB and HDMI are not the same, there is a technology called MHL that allows HDMI to be output over the same physical port as USB if it has special hardware, however the D600 doesn't have this, it ...


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That would be the Lenovo W530. It's display covers 95% of sRGB color space and there is a version (linked) that has a built-in color-calibration sensor to calibrate the display and keep colors accurate. There are 1600x900 and 1920x1080 (additonal cost) options for the display which are both high-resolution enough to make it comfortable for working with ...


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Recently, laptops with IPS screens (or PLS in Samsung's case) have started appearing, such as Asus Zenbook UX31A or HP Envy series. There are not many models yet, but some high-end models do provide IPS (as an option in many cases, so make sure to check the specs of the actual machine you're going to buy). HP calls its IPS screens Dreamcolor; Dell sells ...


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I don't know if you ever heard of Maingear, they're mostly considered like a gaming oriented computer manufacturer. Interestingly enough Photographers and Gamers have more or less the same needs when it comes to displays (except that part where gamers like their screen to be blazing fast). So Maingear offers the ALT-15 laptop (which has an optional matte ...


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This is the most comprehensive post I have found. I would copy and paste but there are lots of pictures so here is the link: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4528/the-2011-macbook-air-11-13inch-review/7 :)


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I've had great luck with Lowepro, both the Fastback when I need the laptop and more gear (Canon T1i with Tamron 18-270, Canon 50, Canon 10-20) and the MacBook Pro 15" in the sleeve, but room for more gear. I dont like carrying a lot, so w/o the laptop, I switch to one of the Lowepro sling packs. I can usually get the camera body in the top if I am taking ...


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Not sure this is really going to help you, but I also use separate bags; when doing photography I take a camera bag (a ThinkTank Retrospective 10 most of the time, or a LowePro SlingShot). When going to work I carry my laptop in the backpack designed for it, and put my DSLR (with one lens and battery grip) also in the bag.


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I faced the same problem but in the end I decided to buy a calibration tool (hardware) and calibrated my laptop and desktop computer monitors. Unfortunately, most (if not all) solutions that avoid the use of hardware are highly unreliable. The unit that I bought costs $200 for long term use across multiple desktops and laptops. It has actually became a ...



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