Which Thin Laptop for Photography ? Medium Gaming. 2700 Euros Budget "Form Filled" "Free Cookies for comments"

Gurcem Eugene Zekai

Feb 14, 2016
1. What is your budget? 2700 Euros, 2500 pounds

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 14 or 15 inch

3. What screen resolution do you want? 3k or 4k IPS panel with at least 100%srgb coverage

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? this will be my main machine

5. How much battery life do you need? not a priority

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)? I do play games but not craving for 4k ultra gaming experience. Something like GTx 1060 is all i need

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Mainly I edit photos in Capture One Pro and Photoshop. Light Video editing at Premiere Pro

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? fast M.2 slot is a must. More storage slots are always better but not a priority.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. I can buy from UK or cyprus.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4 to 5 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? No need

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.
I love the Dell XPS 15 but gtx1050 feels i will need more power in a year or two. I hate very flashy gamer laptops (like Alienware). Thinner the better. Something like Gigabyte Aero 15 has good specs but too plastic, thick and ugly beyond reason. MSI Stealth series seems acceptable. New Aorus Max-Q laptop also looks cool but gtx 1080 is an overkill for me and likely will pass my 2700 euros budget.

13. What country do you live in?
UK/ Cyprus.
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Although I would love to get a desktop, my current life does not make it logical. Travelling between Cyprus and UK all the time with a prospect to move Finland.
As a Photographer display is the most important aspect for me, but I do game from time to time and don't want to run games at 720p low settings in 5 years.
Looks kind of matter as well, I am a sucker for cool looking tech. It makes me want to use machine even more (oh my lovely Fuji xt-2).
i7 processor with the prospect to upgrade 32gb ram is a must.


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