Best Laptop for College/Photo Editing

Jtkyber

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1. What is your budget?
-$1700

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
-13"

3. What screen resolution do you want?
-Preferably QHD but I can settle at FHD if the laptop is really good.

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
-Portable

5. How much battery life do you need?
-8+ hours

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
-No

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
-Photo editing (adobe lightroom & photoshop)
-online hw/note taking/writing papers
-Entertainment
-I might be using some sort of CAD software in the future

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
-250+

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
-http://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/new-xps-13-touch/spd/xps-13-9360-laptop/dncwtr753h
-http://www.dell.com/en-us/member/shop/dell-laptops/xps-15/spd/xps-15-9560-laptop/dncwxb1608v2?ref=401_Product_Title
-https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1343081-REG/apple_z0uk_mpxt21_bh_macbook_pro_i5_2_3ghz.html
-https://www.razerzone.com/gaming-laptops/razer-blade-stealth?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Keywords&utm_content=886&utm_campaign=Blade%20Stealth_Keywords_Brand&gclid=CjwKCAiA3JrQBRBtEiwAN7cEGr8xF2OF36FR6SrwHYFurc7MxP89MI1i8ewUSsVUcNctjgP0m0YtNBoCBOwQAvD_BwE

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
-3+ years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
-None

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
-The laptops I am considering are from dell, razer, apple, hp and microsoft
-I do not see any laptops that meet my requirements from acer, asus or lenovo

13. What country do you live in?
-United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
-The laptops I am considering are the new dell xps 13 (QHD+), the dell xps 15 (FHD), the new razer blade stealth and the macbook pro.
-Other things I would like are a color accurate display, a good trackpad, fast performance and 16GB RAM
 

jaslion

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What I've collected about the new model is that the it has some odd panel inconsistencies no matter the resolution.
Both panels are excellent and you'll have to turn the qhd screens resolution to 1080p anyway for UI elements to be visible since most programs do not scale well at all.
Also a black friday online price cut is going to happen just for your information
 

jaslion

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The dell xps 13 (NON qhd) is among the best 13 inch laptop of this moment and ticks all of your boxes.s
 

Jtkyber

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I heard it has pretty bad color accuracy though compared to the QHD model. Will I notice it and will it affect how my photos turn out?
 

jaslion

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Depends are what release year model you are talking about.
 

Jtkyber

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The newest one with the 8th gen cpu
 

jaslion

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What I've collected about the new model is that the it has some odd panel inconsistencies no matter the resolution.
Both panels are excellent and you'll have to turn the qhd screens resolution to 1080p anyway for UI elements to be visible since most programs do not scale well at all.
Also a black friday online price cut is going to happen just for your information
 

Jtkyber

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What I've collected about the new model is that the it has some odd panel inconsistencies no matter the resolution.
Both panels are excellent and you'll have to turn the qhd screens resolution to 1080p anyway for UI elements to be visible since most programs do not scale well at all.
Also a black friday online price cut is going to happen just for your information
OK thanks. So it wouldn't be ideal for someone who does photography? What about the new razer blade stealth?
 
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