When it comes to photography, you want to have the best equipment possible. This includes having crystal clear lenses, smart camera bodies, an eye for detail, and of course something to view and edit photos with. Having the right computer or tablet is very important for fine tuning, editing, and viewing high definition pictures. Photographers normally have a lot of equipment to help them get the best shot possible. One piece of equipment that they normally don’t think about is their computer, laptop, or tablet. There are a lot of different types out on the market today, but not all of them are created equal. Some computers may be better photography and others may be better for writing reports. If you are looking to get a new laptop or tablet to handle all of your photos, you want to make sure you are getting the best of the best.
Sony VAIO Z series
Sony has a lot of great, high quality laptops available, but the VIAO Z series is a great PC for photography. Although it has a 13.1″ LED display, which is smaller than some other laptops, its screen resolution is at 1920 x 1080. This computer also comes with Intel’s HD Graphics 4000 Shared, giving you a full HD picture with amazing resolution. The Z series also has a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD) with a 8GB memory, and a 3rd generation Intel Core Processor. This is a fast, lightweight computer that will operate photo editing software like Adobe’s Creative Suite 6.
MacBook Pro is very powerful machine. The 15″ MacBook Pro has an Intel Core i7 processor and Intel’s HD Graphics 4000. The HD Graphics, along with the Retina display give you a screen with 2880 x 1800; perfect for viewing photos and videos. MacBook Pro also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L of Memory, which can be upgraded to 16GB if needed, and has 256GB of flash storage that can also be upgraded. This is a very portable device with about 7 hours of battery life, making it great to take with you to a shoot.
Asus Eee Slate B121
The Eee Slate B121 by Asus is an interesting tablet that could be used for the photographer on the move. It is built with an Intel Dual-Core i5 Processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB SSD for storage. The slate comes with a full HD, 12.1″ screen that has 1280 x 800 resolution. While this tablet may not have the same specs as a laptop, it still has enough RAM to handle editing software, such as PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate by Corel, for quick photo viewing and editing while on a shoot. The Eee Slate also has a built in SD card reader, 2 USB ports and a mini HDMI port for simple and easy photo transfers.
Lenovo Ultrabook IdeaPad U410
Lenovo’s Ultrabook IdeaPad U410 is a fast machine that has everything you need for photography. Like the others, it has a 3rd generation Intel Core Processor that is i3, i5, or i7 depending on the particular model. It comes with up to 8GB of memory, 32GB SSD, as well as up to 1TB storage. The 14″ screen is an HD LED anti-glare display with 1366 x 768 resolution. The IdeaPad uses NVIDIA GeForce graphics so you can view HD photos crystal clear. The Ultrabook IdeaPad has enough power to run photo editing software like Photoshop or PaintShop Pro, but is also light enough to include with your camera equipment.
Having the right computer for photography is just as important as the type of camera and lenses you have. Be sure to do your homework before buying a laptop or tablet so you know it is going to do what you need it too. Look to see if it has enough power and storage to run the programs you need it to and store your photos. Another thing photographers may want to look into is getting an external harddrive. Having an external harddrive lets you back up your computer and photos just in case.