All of my search results on this forum were at least 3 to 4 years old; with Murphy’s Law we have dramatic changes in what technology is available every 3 months. Thus, a new thread.
I am looking to replace my old laptop with a new one, and I need recommendations and thoughts on a Windows based laptop. A MBP may be best thing after sliced bread but I don’t want to use it, so please open another thread if you want to discuss MBP.
At times I shoot up to 4k images in a day with a D800 and D4. I mostly shoot jpeg nowadays but sometimes with bad lighting (no flash allowed) I shoot RAW.
I choose about 15% images to process in Nikon Capture NX2 or Adobe PS CS5, and store them on external hard drives.
My budget is $1300.00 and I hope to get the following in the config mix:
Intel i7 processor
16 GB ram
15" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS screen.
Dedicated graphic card with 2 GB ram
250 GB SSD
I will sometimes travel with the laptop and would like to keep the weight+dimensions down to less than 7 pounds with a 15" screen size only.
Please also post your thoughts on which components of the configuration are more important and why?