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Old 10-19-2015   #1
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Hi!

I need a 17 windows laptop which I would like to use for client presentations (wedding photography) and editing.

Until recently, I had a 17 macbook pro but I would like to move away from mac.

I wild like to have something presentable. I don't really want to have a gaming laptop because it is just too futuristic looking. I liked the clean look of my old macbook pro.

Do you have anything you can recommend?

Thanks!

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A 15" Reina MBP. If want clean like a Mac, get a Mac. If you want a crazy sharp display get a Retina Mac. Granted it's a 15" vs the old 17". I had a 17" MBP. Thought I would miss the size but the Retina display made me forget about the minor difference in size. A 1TB SSD drive doesn't hurt either.
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If you want Windows, I'd say you need a Dell XPS. Has the same basic pieces as a MBP, same screen, just different OS.
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I am just tired of the sluggish performance of my mac. I have both PC and Macs. Both, me an my wife, are wedding photographers with 3-4 different computers ac and pcs. I like my MBP 17inch but I feel that Apple spends all the R&D on ipads and iphones rather than their computers.
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If you want Windows, I'd say you need a Dell XPS. Has the same basic pieces as a MBP, same screen, just different OS.
I have a dell XPS 27! I love it!!! It is too big though!
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Dell Precision has a 17" and has some power, but the screen is only 1920x1080 so that might not be good enough for you...
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The Dell XPS 15 line can be had with the optional UltraSharp™ 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) touch display, and is listed by LaptopMag as “A notebook that can compete with the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro”
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You may want to take a look at OriginPC (these are the guys that left AlienWare when Dell bought the company). I have their 17" laptop and it is very capable of editing photos. It is a laptop, but it is not a light laptop. OriginPC: https://originpc.com/workstation/laptops/eon17-x-pro/
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I've been happy with my 15" Lenovo W540 - it has a 3K IPS screen (2880x1620) and can be configured with dual disks. I have a 500GB SSD and a 1 TB HD in place of the optical drive - I use an external when I need an optical disc.
I have 16GB and a quad-core i7. The quad-core models can go up to 32GB. The current model is the W541
I also like having a docking station, so I just snap it in the dock to hook up with my dual 24" screens, printers, and other desktop peripherals.
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Hi, My first 17 inch was an older HP Pavalion refurbished. Loved the screen, so recently updated to a HP i3 processor with HD screen. This was not meant for editing pics as I prefer my desktop. That died just few days after this one arrived. Liking what I see so far. It's running windows 10 and seems so far so good
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I love Asus. My first (super cheap) laptop from them ran for over 6 years of intense use, and the upgrade I got last year is still going strong, and I use it for photo editing.


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