Looking for a laptop for Photography and Graphic Design


Jan 5, 2017

Parallel to my other thread seeking a laptop for my programming needs, my wife was also looking to replace her current laptop. She uses an Asus X556UJ-XO001T (most specs here http://icecat.us/us/p/asus/x556uj-xo001t/laptops-X556UJ-XO001T-30151038.html) with 12gb RAM and a samsung evo 850 EVO 512GB.

Usually she has opened:
- second screen via HDMI
- photoshop CC
- lightroom CC
- Bridge CC
- Illustrator CC (most times)
- Firefox with around 10 tabs
- VLC (sometimes with movies)
- Thunderbird

I attach the form for looking for a laptop, to maximize information:

1. What is your budget?
2000€ max

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15-17 inch

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Full HD minimum

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
4-6 hours, but not the main need as usually she works near a socket

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)?

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Photo editing and Graphic Design

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
quite a lot of space needed, but must be ssd (minimum 500GB)

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
As long as posible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
Not needed

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.
No favorites

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Thanks for your advise.
Kind regards!


Jan 5, 2017
Greetings Lutfij,

I don't mind about the site, any site/shop that ships to Spain is Ok for us (I listed that site because under the specs tab put everything).

Regarding the choices you made, I think they are a bit overkill and over-budget, I was hoping to get some other kind of laptops hehe. Thanks anyway!

Could you give me some websites you use to buy laptops from?
How much of an overbudget? Last I checked they were within the 2000Euro mark or the website I went on was not listing the prices honestly. Like my colleague has asked, we'll need a site that you're preferring to buy from since not all sites(in my knowledge) may offer shipping to your locality.

*Google Chrome's refusing to show the specifications tab on the link I parsed a while back.