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Advice on NEW PHOTO-EDITING/Work Laptop needed?

LTT FORUM I NEED ADVICE!

 

I've been trying to figure out if I should buy the new razer blade 15 as my on the go editing and casual gaming rig. I have a custom built PC at home so the hardcore stuff I do on that and prefer it.

 

The current dilemma I wanted LTT's insight on was people's personal thoughts on the 1060 256gb RB15 @ 60hz for photo editing via lightroom and photoshop. I am a PC guy so MacBooks, though they are usually better for creative work, aren't really my cup of tea. Would fellow photographers/videographers recommend the RAZER BLADE or specifically the RB15 60hz 1060 version? Has it made a different for yall? Gaming isn't the biggest concern on my end but build quality and solid specs are.

 

I prefer not to get the 1070 cuz of the battery as well as heat issues. Don't really need that extra juice in a laptop. Also, I know Razer store is garbage for customer service from what I have read online, so I will be buying from the Microsoft Store and be getting their warranty. 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PHOTO EDITING RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LET ME KNOW. I want something thin, light but has the relative hardware to run Lightroom and Photoshop well. Gaming isn't a primary concern but for example, something like WoW or Fortnite under low-med settings would be awesome. 

 

 

LINK TO COMPUTER I WAS THINKING OF GETTING - https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/p/razer-blade-rz09-2018-edition-gaming-laptop/9032MWR6CZX5/3LLT?activetab=pivot:techspecstab

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I don't know if you want something slim but the Acer Predator Helios 300 has about the same specs in a bigger form for about $1100

CPU: Intel I5-7500 

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master ML240

Motherboard: ASRock B250M PRO 4

Memory: 16GB Patriot Viper Elite

Gpu: Asus Dual 1060 3GB

Storage: Corsair 120GB M.2 NVME

500GB Samsung 860 EVO

1TB WD Blue

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+Bronze

Case: Phanteks P350X

Monitors: HP Omen 25in 144hz

and some 25in Acer

Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX RGB

Mouse: Corsair M65 Pro

Headphones= VModa Crossfade Wireless(but used wired)

Speakers: Some janky speakers I jerry-rigged

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4 hours ago, Fuzzleworth1 said:

I don't know if you want something slim but the Acer Predator Helios 300 has about the same specs in a bigger form for about $1100

Slim is preferred man but thanks for the reco!

 

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Razer laptops are trash in quality

 

Preferred max weight and minimum battery life? Any other special requirements?

My Desktop specs:

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ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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17 hours ago, GeneXiS_X said:

Razer laptops are trash in quality

 

Preferred max weight and minimum battery life? Any other special requirements?

Yeah, that's what I've heard but idk anything that looks as sleek and clean as a blade. 

 

looking at hopefully 6 to 8 hrs of battery life minimum. Weight would be anything from 4 to 6 lbs. 

 

As long as its beefy enough to run Lightroom and Photoshop and will last me 3 to 4 years minimum, I'm pretty open but has to be sleek looking lol. 

 

One thing would be cost, which hoping for under 2500 pre-tax. 

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Since your preferred max weight is 6 lbs, I would suggest models with better cooling as thin+light powerful laptops tend to suffer from OK/mediocre thermals.

 

Asus GL504GM

~6 hrs battery life

~2.5kg

Excellent 144Hz IPS

 

HP Omen 15 dc0030ca

~7 hrs battery life (70Wh battery, no GSync)

~2.5kg

Good 144Hz IPS

 

If gaming isn't a primary concern, you can consider lower end GPUs like 1050/1050TI. Or even MX150.

Lenovo Legion Y730 17

~6 hrs battery life

~2.8kg

Good 60Hz IPS

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme

Expect ~6 hrs battery life

~1.7kg

Good 60Hz IPS, optional UHD HDR panel

 

Does your workload benefit from Quadro GPU? Do you mind weaker (but still powerful enough) CPU?

My Desktop specs:

Spoiler

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Nvidia RTX3060Ti 8GB PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB 16GB (8X2) 3200MHz CL16 Team Group MP33 Pro 1TB
ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White Gigabyte B550M DS3H mATX Tecware Forge M2 mATX White Case Montech Century 650W Gold

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