The annual consumer electronics show (CES) kicked off earlier this week, and there have already been some exciting announcements in regard to upcoming photography gear like the Nikon D780. Another segment that has caught our eye, though, is the computer segment. Unless you still shoot film, you need a computer to access and process your RAW files. Some fascinating laptops will be hitting shelves in the not too distant future, which could really help with creating media and photo editing. Join us after the break to see some of the most radical computers announced at CES 2020 so far.
Computers play such an essential part in what we do as photographers and media creators. Without them, we would be up a creek. As cameras get more powerful and produce bigger RAW files and higher bit-rate video files, the computers we use can quickly feel the struggle of the task at hand. Fortunately, the computing industry is well aware of the demands of modern creators, and they are developing new products to help make our lives easier during production and post.
Lenovo is one such manufacturer leading the charge with a bevy of new laptops that will make our lives easier. The Lenovo Yoga Creator 7 comes packed with an SD card reader (it’s crazy how many laptops do not have this already), a full HD sRGB display with 100% color gamut coverage, and Pantone Validation. There is another model that gives Adobe RGB color gamuts as well. The Creator 7 will come with Nvidia GPU’s as well, which will help speed things up.
If you need a laptop that will always allow you to be connected, you might want to check out the Yoga 5G, which is one of the world’s first 5G connected laptops. Capable of download speeds of 4Gb/s and weighing just 2.86lbs, this laptop is designed for creators who need to edit and transfer files to editors or producers while on the go. Powered by both Snapdragon and Qualcomm Adreno chips, you should find that this laptop can breeze through post-production without breaking a sweat. Pricing should start at $1,499.
The Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel is a genuinely unique take on a modern laptop. This device incorporates a swivel screen, much like the Surface Studio. There are few models available, with the Ezel being powered by an Intel Core i7 and Nvidia RTX graphics cards. The Pro version is powered by Intel Xeon chips and Nvidia Quatro RTX GPUs for serious creators. Both models are compatible with a WACOM EMR stylus as well, which will make editing nice and easy. These models will be out sometime this year, and pricing will start at roughly $2,700.
Dell has been hard at work as well, and their New Latitude 9510 will no doubt please power users who demand excellent battery life. According to Dell, this AI-powered laptop can alter its power output and performance so that the battery can last an astonishing 30 hours on a single charge. You can also get a 35% battery charge in just 20 minutes. It will come packed with 10th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and it can even be equipped with 5G technology so that you can always be connected to the web. Pricing for the 9510 will start at $1,799.
The Asus Zenbook Duo, with its double screen, has hit the gym and will now be slimmer than previous models. The new Zenbook Duo’s will weigh 3.3lbs, will feature 10th generation Intel processors, and will have 16GB of RAM. The second screen can be utilized by programs such as video editing software, Photoshop, and more. It can also be used to run multiple programs side-by-side. If you’re a serious multitasker, this may be the laptop for you.
These are just a handful of the computers announced at CES 2020, but it is clear to see that the future is very bright for content creators when it comes to laptops, and all they will be able to help us achieve. If you have been saving for a new computer, you may want to take a closer look at these new models in 2020. Are there any models you’re excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.