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Which laptop is better for Photo Editing ?

by dror_p / March 30, 2010 6:20 PM PDT

Dell Studio 1558 Or HP Pavilion dv6 2130 ej ?

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laptops for photo editing
by Brechan / March 30, 2010 6:39 PM PDT

If you're thinking about one or the other;first off with the Dell Studio 1558, I would pay the extra $200 for the HD 5470 graphics (we all know that motherboard integrated graphics are crap). As for the HP Pavillion, it's technology and graphics are outdated. Depending on your budget; there are many choices for laptops for photo editing, combining the latest Intel CPU's and dedicated graphics.

Eg:http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2034940032+1292318470&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&Subcategory=32&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&srchInDesc=

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I have a very nice onboard Intel 4500 graphics display.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2010 10:09 PM PDT

It's on my Lenovo y530 (from memory) but with the LED backlight and a good looking LCD the Intel 4500 is great for movies and the colors look great. And yes, I can play HULU to the HDTV with the HDMI output.

I also have a dv6-1361sb but while it has a great video chipset, the colors are a little off and the screen has a slight wavy surface that has me dismiss it from photo edit work.

I'd look closer at that Dell.
Bob

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Thank you guys.
by dror_p / March 30, 2010 11:02 PM PDT

This is the DELLs main spesifications (Dell Studion 1558):
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Processor: Intel

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The problem is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2010 11:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank you guys.

That you must see displays first hand as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also I see no mention of your color calibration method. Do you use a Pantone Huey or such?
Bob

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Color Calibration
by dror_p / March 30, 2010 11:48 PM PDT
In reply to: The problem is

I dind't use such thing yet. (Pantone Huey...)
What am I missing ?

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Color calibration.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 31, 2010 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Color Calibration

Is important when you must be sure of the color you are using. Google PANTONE HUEY and such to catch up on what this is all about.

One doesn't want to cast a tint on all their work because their display is a little off.
Bob

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