minimum laptop specs for editing photos on a budget

This post is dedicated to my new friend Della. Thanks for asking, and hopefully it will help you and others on your photographic journey!! …And in making your lists for Santa 😉

Minimum laptop specs suggestions for photo editing:

  • 16gb RAM
  • Quad core I7 or better
  • Dedicated video card with 1024 mg GDDR5 (about 1gb ram on the card)
  • SSD 250gb
  • lcd screen

These are just minimum specs, with computers and glass -Photographer speak for lenses- more is better. 🙂 And you can always upgrade later on.

I’m more about performance than looks when it comes to computers. I really don’t care about a few pre-loved scratches on the outside of the case if it works. Nothing bugs me more than working on photos, the computer slowing down, I get frustrated and rapidly click on the same button, it goes slower, I get annoyed and click AGAIN! And it freezes up and has to be restarted! Ain’t nobody got time for that!! I have been there. It really takes all the fun out of it.

Good luck, and I hope you get something that does what you need it to do!!

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