Top 10 Best Rated Laptops for Photo Editing 2020

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Everyone who is serious about photo editing needs a good laptop. And by good laptop, we do not necessarily mean an expensive laptop. Just like there are laptops ideal for games, we also have laptops ideal for photo editing, and this kind of laptop is what I refer to, as good photo editing laptop.

Knowing that most people who would be buying a photo editing laptop would not know much about computers, things they should look out for, when buying a laptop, would not be discussed. This article would rather present some products, from which people can choose.

Best Laptop for Photo Editing 2020

1. Apple Macbook Pro with Touchbar

The Apple Macbook Pro with Touchbar is one of the best laptops for photo editing. It is an Apple product which scores well in all aspects. A build of this computer may come with an Intel Core i7 processor.

As regards graphics processing unit, the Apple Macbook Pro with Touchbar features the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, a GPU which does excellent graphics processing and does not disappoint. Depending on what you want, you could get a build of this device with storage space as small as 256 GB or as large as 2 TB.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • 256GB – 2 TB SSD storage

Price: $1,799.77

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Cons

  • Battery life could be better
  • 13.3-inch display
  • Expensive

2. MacBook Pro 15-inch

If you do not mind the price, the Macbook Pro 15-inch is another product you should consider, when buying yourself a new laptop. This laptop has builds which are powered by an Intel Core i9 CPU. The machine runs the Mac operating system and comes with a 15.4 inches display.

  • 16GB – 32 GB RAM
  • Radeon Pro 560X
  • 15.4-inch display

Price: $2,399.00

Pros

  • Up to 4 TB SSD storage
  • Up to 32 GB RAM
  • Intel Core i9

Cons

  • Lacks a lot of ports
  • Expensive

3. HP Spectre x360 15T

HP is a trusted brand, and if you happen to be one of those people who would ordinarily prefer HP laptops to other laptops, the HP Spectre x360 15T is your product. The HP Spectre x360 15T is a computer powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU and uses the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti as its graphics processing unit (GPU). The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is no way a push over, meaning you get nothing less than an amazing graphics quality, from this laptop. The HP Spectre x360 15T features a 15.6-inch display which has an outstanding resolution of 2,140 x 3,160 pixels.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • 15.6-inch display
  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Price: $1,399,99

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Cons

  • Poor vent placement

4. Huawei MateBook X Pro

The Huawei MateBook X Pro is one of the least expensive computers we have on our list, and it is also a very good product for photo editing. Unlike most laptops which come with, at least, 15-inch display, the Huawei MateBook X Pro comes with a 13.9-inch display, but this display is really epic. This display of this machine, is an LTPS display which has a resolution of 2,000 x 3,000 pixels, and it is backed by the Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce MX150
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • Up to 512GB SSD storage

Price: $999.98

Pros

  • Great price for money
  • 13.9-inch display

Cons

  • Webcam could be better
  • No SD card

5. Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch)

You have probably heard of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch). This laptop is not only a good laptop, but also a great photo editing laptop. This product comes with a 13.5-inch display, and you could get a build of it powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. The GPU builds of this product come with, actually varies, but you could get a build of this machine having the powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage

Price: $1,959.59

Pros

  • Makes a great tablet
  • Unrivaled display

Cons

  • 13.5-inch display
  • Expensive

6. Dell XPS 15

Dell not only makes computer ideal for gamers and regular laptop users, but also make laptops ideal for photo editing. One of the nicest laptops you could lay your hands on, as a photo editor, is the Dell XPS 15. The Dell XPS 15 is a very cool product which could feature an Intel Core i9 processor.

  • Intel Core 9
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
  • 8GB – 32 GB RAM
  • 15.6-inch Full-HD display
  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Price: $1,399.87

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage
  • Up to 32 GB RAM

Cons

  • Poor webcam position

7. Dell XPS 13

If you like the Dell XPS 15, but find the price of the laptop to be too high, you could look into the Dell XPS 13. Some builds of this laptop feature an Intel Core i5 processor, and some feature an Intel Core i7 processor. At times, you would also come across builds of this laptop featuring an Intel Core i3 processor.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 4 GB – 16 GB RAM
  • Up to 2 TB SSD storage

Price: $1,199.00

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Cons

  • Battery could be better
  • 13.3 inch display

8. HP Spectre x360

The HP Spectre x360 is another product you could lay your hands on. This laptop comes with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 as its GPU, and uses a 13.3-inch LCD as its display.

  • 256 GB – 2 TB PCIe SSD storage
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 8 GB – 16 GB RAM
  • Intel Core i7

Price: $999.77

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Cons

  • 13.3-inch display

9. Lenovo Yoga C930

The Lenovo Yoga C930 is a product very similar to the HP Spectre x360. Just like the HP Spectre x360, you could get an Intel Core i7-powered model of this CPU.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • 256GB – 2TB SSDstorage

Price: $879.00

Pros

  • Up to 2TB SSD storage

Cons

  • 13.9-inch display

10. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

Here is another Microsoft product which is excellent for photo editing. The computer comes in a good number of configurations and could feature a storage as large as 1 TB.

  • Intel Core i7
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 8GB – 16 GB RAM
  • Up to 1TB SSD storage

Price: $899.00

Pros

  • Competitive power level

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt port
  • 13.9-inch display

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