What is the best laptop for photography?

Best laptops for photography

One of the cruel ironies in the life of a photographer – amateur or professional – is that the freedom and mobility afforded by ever-lighter cameras are then shackled by desktop editing software. Well, be shackled no longer: IT Clear and ITC Sales have a range of laptops that are particularly light and portable, at no expense to display, speeds or editing capabilities. These useful devices allow you to rove, roam and explore as a photographer, and edit on the go.

Cheaper devices can often handle straightforward editing tasks. Processing speeds, however, are an issue: if you’re handling lots of photos, you’ll want to keep these speeds down. Likewise, day-to-day you may benefit from useful features such as touch-sensitive screens, and your images – put simply – will look better on a great display.

The Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 offers everything a photographer could ask for. Its sleek, light and strong construction ensures durability if you’re on the move, and its Intel Core i7-7660U processor and 8GB of RAM can handle your editing software with no issues. However, the practically borderless screen is where the device truly excels: its 13.3 inch QHD+ Infinity Edge Touch Display allows for superb colour accuracy and smooth functionality, and the 3200 x 1800 pixel resolutions will render your photographs with exceptional clarity.

Meanwhile, plenty of ports make the device useful in any setting, and there are a wealth of handy accessories to accompany it and make your life easier. This is a device that is easily transported to work, to location and to wherever you need it – allowing your very own portable editing suite.

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

Elsewhere, the Lenovo ThinkPad range has made inroads in photography for its robust, no-nonsense usage. Its 14″ Full High Def (1920×1080) NT AG LCD Display is a major selling point – providing you with a stunning display at a far cheaper price then such resolutions usually entail. However, the Intel Core i7-7500U / 2.7 GHz (3.5 GHz) / 4 MB Cache processor is also very useful: though slower than the Dell XPS line, it is still a worthy device.


When it comes to power, longevity and reliability for photos and photo editing, the best laptop option is probably not going to match the best desktop equivalent. It’s a matter of physics – they have the sheer size, cooling power and processing capabilities to handle those photos. Items within the Dell XPS range are superb options – offering simple expandability and reliability.

The best products, the best prices

ITC Sales are a registered Dell and Lenovo partner, and we bring you their selection of new, manufacturer refurbished, open box and ex-display devices at superb prices. Our stock is constantly changing – so keep checking back for the deal that suits you. With deliveries to your door and warranties included, you’ll be ready to edit in no time.

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