ASUS Shows Off New Monitors and PCs for Photographers at CES 2021

New ASUS Ryzen, Intel-powered PCs, and a new monitor with a unique feature will be released early in 2021.

We talk a lot about new cameras and lenses, but we seldom discuss the importance of your editing rigs. With cameras becoming more powerful and file sizes becoming bigger, having a pretty beefy PC is important. Having color-accurate monitors is also vital if you want your work to look its best. CES 2021 is virtual this year, but it doesn’t stop us from looking at the new gear that will be arriving. ASUS is looking to continue helping photographers and creators with new PCs. There’s even a new monitor that should help speed up editing as well. Join us after the break for all the details.

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A Fire Spitting Creator’s Laptop: Razer Blade Studio 15 2020 Review

The Razer Blade Studio 2020 will make an excellent alternative to Apple products for creatives who can stomach the price and the big elephant in its room.

We had some rather nice things to say about the Razer Blade Studio 15 in 2019 when we reviewed it, and we have some great things to say about the 2020 model as well. Razer has made some important changes to the computer both on top of and under the hood, which should make this laptop a dream for creators. Does the 2020 model warrant a price increase over last year’s model, and does the average photographer need this much raw power in their laps? Find out in our full review of the Razer Blade Studio 2020 laptop.

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New Computers Announced at CES 2020 Will Make Creators Lives Easier

The computers we are seeing at CES 2020 show that technology in this space is advancing at a rapid pace.

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.

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Cheap Photo: Tutorials for $19, Olympus Pen 8 for $399, EOS RP Kit for $1,699

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All of the best photography deals from around the web in one place!

We love bringing you the best photography deals from around the web, and man, have we found some cracking deals! For a limited time, you can pick up some of the best photography tutorials for just $19 each. Choose from titles like The Beginner’s Guide to Astro Landscape Photography, Street Photography: The Art of Photographing Strangers, and many more for just $19! If it’s a new camera you’re after, we’ve found insane deals on them too. The Canon EOS R can be yours for just $1,999, the Nikon Z6 with a tripod, accessory bundle, and FTZ mount is only $1,796.95. And a compact bargain in the Olympus Pen EPL8 with a lens can be nabbed for just $399! Need a new computer to edit your RAW’s on? The HP 4K touchscreen laptop with an i5, 8GB of RAM and, a 256GB SSD has a $700 discount, making it only $799! Come on in and see all of the photography deals we have found. Continue reading…

Under $1,000: Five PCs That Can Handle Your Toughest Photo Editing

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You don’t have to spend a fortune on a PC for photo editing.

Tired of your current desktop or laptop sounding like a jet engine while photo editing in Lightroom, Capture One 12, or any other photo editing software? If so, it may be time for a new computer, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to drop a few grand to get a machine that can get the job done. If you’re in the market for a pre-built desktop PC, or a laptop that will get through tough photo editing sessions like a boss, check out this roundup of computers that cost less than $1,000 each. Continue reading…

What Tablets Need in Order to Replace Laptops For Photographers

We’re the closest we’ve been yet to having tablets that can be considered true laptop replacements, but there’s still a little way to go.

For the last few years, Apple, Google, and Samsung have thrown around the term laptop replacements when it comes to their tablet offerings. But to date, that has not been delivered. There have been some recent offerings that come close though, with the iPad Pro series, the Google Pixel Slate, and the Galaxy Tab S line all trying to make this dream a reality. This week Apple announced the new iPadOS at their World Wide Developer Conference, but is this enough to make photographers ditch laptops for tablets? Let’s discuss after the break. Continue reading…

The Laptops Photographers Should Be Considering in 2018 and Why

There were some big changes to mobile processors at the end of 2017: make sure your 2018 laptop purchase is one you won’t regret

A laptop, not unlike a camera, is a major investment for a photographer in 2018 and if you are one of the many possibly looking to upgrade their laptop this year then you are going to want to have a look at this post. Towards the end of 2017, there were some major advancements made to the Intel processors used in most modern laptops. These changes saw improvements of up to 40% over comparable laptops sporting the processors being used in laptops throughout 2017. This sort of improvement is not your average year over year performance improvement; this one was major and something you need to pay attention to.

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The Best Computer Mice For Photographers (Mid 2017)

Let’s be real here, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the next computer mouse that you are going to buy. But the fact remains that these are a very important tool for interacting with you computer, be it a desktop or laptop, and having a quality mouse can be the difference between an enjoyable editing session or a frustrating one.

So what are the mice out there that you should be looking at if you are in the market? Today we will take a look at several options that we think make a lot of sense for photographers. So let’s get into it! Continue reading…

The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 15″ and Up (Mid 2017)

We recently shared our picks for the top laptops for photographers with screens under 14-inches: a very common size for photographers who travel often. In today’s post we are going to take a look at laptops with screens 15-inches and up. These laptops are not limited to dual core processors and integrated graphics like the 14-inch and below models are (the Surface Book being the one exception in the GPU category), which means you can get quite a bit more performance out of these machines.

The catch is, the more processing power you want, the more weight you will have to carry around and the less time you will be able to use your laptop on battery power. So it is all about finding that nice happy medium between performance and portability, render time vs battery time. We have gone through and chosen our top 5 picks for photographers based on criteria we feel is important for image processing including; screen resolution, color accuracy, processor (count/speed), and ram.
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The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 14″ and Below (Mid 2017)

The laptop market, and computing in general really, is constantly changing with new processors, updated batteries, more color accurate displays. It can be hard for a photographer to wade through all of that when it comes time to purchase your next mobile photo processing machine, and so today we have decided to take a look at the current state of the market to make some recommendations regarding what options out there are currently the best options for photographers.

There are a lot of laptops out there though, and not everyone is looking for the same things, so for this post we are focusing our attention on laptops with a screen size of 14-inches or less. These laptops are the most common for photographers who travel with their gear, as larger laptops are usually more of an issue to travel with. So with this one caveat about size (we plan on talking about 15″ and up in another post), here are our selections for the top laptops on the market right now for photographers.  Continue reading…

4 Killer PC-Based 2016 Macbook Pro Alternatives

Ok, so Apple pissed a lot of people off with their announcement of the 2016 Macbook Pro, be it the lack of a touch screen, the new keyboard, no SD card slot, or any non-thunderbolt3 ports. So it stands to reason that many of you are possibly taking another look at Windows based machines. Windows 10 has been getting raves reviews and Microsoft has really been stepping up their game overall, so today we have a listing for you of some killer 2016 Macbook Pro alternatives over in PC land.  Continue reading…