Laptops for Photographers of All Sorts

You’re in the market for a new laptop to supplement your photographic tendencies. Depending on your job, you may have different needs and wants to suit your demands. I used the PCMag Network for some pointers and tips in addition to my own hands-on experiences, here are some of the best for you depending on what your needs may be.



The smallest of the bunch, it well suits and compliments the needs of a photojournalist in need of a light laptop to accompany his/her light DSLR. The screen is very nice and can help you edit your photos to get the very best usage of your colors during the editing process. At around 13″, it perfectly compliments my Olympus E-510 and will be a welcome companion to your Canon T1i or Nikon D90. With two USB 2.0 ports, mini-DVI and Firewire 400 it will surely keep up with the needs of everyday shooting, writing and editing while allowing you to travel light. It fits perfectly into a messenger bag. Your hard drive space may go quicker than you like though, so keep an external with you too. These days, the Macbook starts at $999. [Read more...]

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Killer Deal: Dell XPS 420 Desktop $1049

XPS™ 420 Desktop $1049 after $350 instant savings plus FREE $75 Gift Card

Here’s a deal that just arrived in my inbox that I thought I’d pass along to you Windows fans.  I’m a Mac guy; however, I’ve played around with this model and the specs you get for price simply can’t be beat.  Here’s a sampling of what you get in the package:

  • Intel Core 2 Q6600 Quad-Core 2.4 Ghz processor
  • 4 GB Memory
  • 500 GB Hard Drive
  • 22″ Widescreen Monitor

It’s got plenty of memory and processing power for image editing.  Even as a Mac user, I’m a little tempted at that price.  For the full specs, click the link above.