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    New work laptop

    I'm looking to accommodate photography as well as work on a new laptop.
    Thinking of an HP with i7 processor, 16GB Ram and 1TB static hard drive....it comes with Nvidia MX250...

    my question is....is this graphics chip good enough for photography using Lightroom and DPP....or is it the Achilles heel?

    Can anyone recommend a spec?
    Brian Vickers LRPS

    brianvickersphotography.com

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    The mx250 is an entry level chip, but still offers approx 3.5 the power of built in Intel graphics in a laptop. People also use for video editing, and there are no bad reviews for gaming power. I use a built in graphics chip, and it was fine for lightroom and PS, adding a ssd and upping the ram to 16gb made a huge difference, so I think you'll be OK.

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      #3
      Re: New work laptop

      Thanks for this....I’ve looked at the Apple alternatives to a PC but they are compromised in RAM and 1k more for the same spec....except no dedicated GPU on MacBooks ....looks like the HP is a good option
      Brian Vickers LRPS

      brianvickersphotography.com

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        The Laptop I use is Chillblast Photo OC Mobile 6 4K Photo Editing Laptop. Good allround and great for editing
        Alan

        2 5D Mk IVs, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.4, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro.

        http://www.springfield-photography.com/

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          Re: New work laptop

          Thanks Alan,

          I've not heard of these before....the specs look excellent!
          Brian Vickers LRPS

          brianvickersphotography.com

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            This computer has come top in several reviews. My background is over 20 years in IT (Now retired). Chillblast have a good reputation for high spec specialist PCs.
            Last edited by SpringfieldPhoto; 11-10-2019, 23:42.
            Alan

            2 5D Mk IVs, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.4, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro.

            http://www.springfield-photography.com/

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              Re: New work laptop

              Thanks Alan
              Brian Vickers LRPS

              brianvickersphotography.com

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                My editing PC was from Chillblast, its a bit long in the tooth now but fingers crossed it does everything I need it to.
                They were a good company to do business with


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                Peter

                Feel free to browse my
                Website : www.peterstockton-photography.co.uk
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                  Sadly Apple seem to have jumped the shark when it comes to laptops - the worst part being the keyboard which is horrible. Definitely look at gaming laptops if you want a decent graphics card though I’d suggest you make sure Adobe support any card you decide on. Won’t be cheap though, a fully loaded MacBook Air and a Chillblast model look to be about the same price

                  Have you considered going iPad Pro instead
                  EOS 7D mk II, Sigma 150-660C, Canon 17-85 EF-S, Tamron 10-24 and a wife who shares my obsession.

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                    Thanks All. I need to stick with Windows for work reasons...clients have macros in their documents that don’t work properly even using office for Mac. Seems their creators just don’t test for mac compatibility. Apple lcds are not quite up to 4K yet. Great systems with the best trackpads but a bit behind and still a significant premium in price.
                    Brian Vickers LRPS

                    brianvickersphotography.com

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                      Re: New work laptop

                      Originally posted by brianvickers View Post
                      Thanks All. I need to stick with Windows for work reasons...clients have macros in their documents that don’t work properly even using office for Mac. Seems their creators just don’t test for mac compatibility. Apple lcds are not quite up to 4K yet. Great systems with the best trackpads but a bit behind and still a significant premium in price.
                      Have a look at Scan UK computers, they supplied the Queen etc, fantastic service, mine PC even came with a backup of the system on a stick so if needed I could reboot the lot to factory new.


                      https://www.scan.co.uk/

                      They also do the 3xs range where you can tailor it all to your needs, my PC is a 3xs model.

                      https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs

                      https://www.scan.co.uk/3xs/custom/laptop/laptop#anc
                      Last edited by TonyT; 17-10-2019, 11:09.
                      Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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