Are you tired of photo editing software that are slow or simply unresponsive at times? It’s a sign that your laptop lacks the resources to keep up with your activities! Photoshop users will find that having a dedicated GPU, high sRGB coverage, and SSD to be integral features for such activities on their laptops.

If you’re a photographer or someone dedicated to editing photos, these top laptops are guaranteed to give you the best photo editing experience. We’ve even ensured that most of them have updated features such as a Thunderbolt 3 port and more.

1. Apple MacBook Pro (13") (2018)

Best laptop for music and photo editing

Price from RM8,399.00

One of the Mac’s biggest draw for musicians is its Logic Pro X audio production software. While it’s slightly slower than its 15” sibling, the 13” MacBook Pro still impresses with stunning results. On the other hand, its Retina display clocks a 125.3 sRGB gamut rating which is higher than the 15” MacBook Pro!

2. HP Pavilion Gaming (15-dk0010TX)

Best HP laptop for photo editing - good for those on a budget

Price from RM2,849.00

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The HP Pavilion Gaming laptop proves that photo editing can be done with a tight budget! This laptop integrates the latest quad-core i5-9300H processor and GTX 1050 GPU for a smooth editing experience. Moreover, its FHD display scores a decent 91% sRGB and 60% AdobeRGB coverage; that’s notably higher than laptops around its price range!

3. Dell Alienware m17

Best laptop for photo editing and gaming

Price from RM10,698.00

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Trying to up your game? Jump into the world of 9th-gen processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs with the Alienware m17. Photo editors will be pleased to know that the m17’s 4K IPS panel reproduces a 195% sRGB gamut at 310 nits. However, be ready to constantly charge the laptop as it only has 2-3 hours of battery life!

4. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Best Lenovo laptop - for heavy photo editing

Price from RM8,699.00

If you edit a lot, you’re going to need a lot of help. Thankfully, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the perfect editing companion with excellent colour coverage. It’s built to be durable and can last up to 15 hours without charging! What’s more, it has a superb 14” WQHD display at a solid 300 nits that most laptops lack.

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5. Microsoft Surface Book 2 15"

Best 2-in-1 laptop for photo editing

Price from RM8,899.00

If you need more portability, the Surface Book 2’s convertible form will do just that. This ultralight, premium laptop stuns from every angle and executes tasks with lightning speed. Its immersive PixelSense Display is also finely detailed as proven by its 98% sRGB rating. What’s more, the laptop has a 17-hour battery life!  

6. Dell XPS 15 (2017)

Best laptop for photo editing and programming

Price from RM7,499.00

The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best performers in the laptop market due to its overall speed and working performance. It has a 4K display with 99% sRGB coverage which is crucial for colour accuracy. Besides that, its 1.5mm key travel on the backlit keyboard offers programmers a comfortable coding experience.  

7. Apple MacBook Pro (15”) with Touch Bar (2018)

Best Apple laptop for photo editing - also suitable for video editing

Price from RM9,702.00

MacBook Pro is synonymous with creative works and the 2018 series just gives us more to love about it. The highlight of this 2018 model is its Touch Bar which allows access to quick Photoshop shortcuts just by swiping your finger! It also works faster than before and is the most iconic series in the market today.   

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