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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2018, 09:48:51 PM »

Had the XPS 15 notebook for 2 weeks. Old Sony vaio 8 gb laptop and dell all in one 8gb desktop really bogged down with newest lr/ps cc update. Got 4 k with 32gb. Pricey but really a screamer. Slave it to desktop monitor but may just upgrade to solo monitor. High memory stuff like hdr and panos no problems at all. So far extremely happy with the upgrade. Routine optimization in lr and photoshop instantaneous.

So, Is that the XPS 15 2-in-1, or the older XPS 15 (2017). The new XPS 15 isn't being released until May 22, I thought I read.

I've owned several Asus notebooks and always been really happy with them. I seriously thought about the ZenBook Pro 15, but then realized a whole slew of new notebooks were being released based on the newer CPUs. I just came across the ZenBook update. It sounds good. The new i9-8750H hex core, nut even better, the UHD screen is 100% AdobeRGB. I'm glad I delayed getting a new laptop. Now I think I'm still between the XPS 2-in-1 and the yet to be released ZenBook.

https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-Pro-15-UX550GE/

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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 07:26:08 AM »

Ha choices ...

It looks like the Asus has the i9 8950HK rather than the i8750H.  Here's a comparison.  Prices not available but the i9 CPU's have had eye watering prices in desktops so not sure what the Asus will come in at.  It's also not a 2 in 1 so far as I could tell (?) so maybe a comparison to the New XPS 15 might be appropriate.  So far as I can tell (comparing 16GB versions) the adder to go to a 2 in 1 is $300 for the Dell but you can't configure the same CPU/GPU (and I think the 2 in 1 is better)
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i9-8950HK-vs-Intel-Core-i7-8750H/m486215vsm470418

If Sam's model is last years then that bodes well for the newer version with the i7-8k chip.
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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 07:44:41 AM »

Found the cost of the i9 8950HK, $583, about $200 more than the i7 8750H ($395), so not nearly as big a difference as the i7 vs i9 desktop prices.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12607/intel-expands-8th-gen-core-core-i9-on-mobile-iris-plus-desktop-chipsets-and-vpro/2

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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2018, 12:27:34 PM »

This is all very useful, but...  My existing windows laptop, admittedly about 6 years old, works well and has an early i7 processor but the screen is not good in that the view changes with angle, both side to side and up and down.  This means that the brightness and contrast vary according to how I tilt the screen.  What is the screen like on the machines? At the moment I am inclining to a Mac but am open to persuasion.
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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2018, 05:40:30 AM »

Another entry to the 15" market, by Razer.  32GB RAM available (user replaceable), i7 8750H, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics card.  3 different screens with the 4k version having touch and 100% Adobe RGB

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/5/22/17378790/razer-blade-2018-update-bezels-15-inch-display-gaming-laptop-nvidia-max-q-redesign-intel
https://www.razer.com/comparisons/blade-15


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Re: Dell XPS / HP Zbook and other 15" 2 in 1 notebooks for editing
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2018, 06:28:31 PM »

Another entry to the 15" market, by Razer.  32GB RAM available (user replaceable), i7 8750H, GTX 1060 or GTX 1070 graphics card.  3 different screens with the 4k version having touch and 100% Adobe RGB

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/5/22/17378790/razer-blade-2018-update-bezels-15-inch-display-gaming-laptop-nvidia-max-q-redesign-intel
https://www.razer.com/comparisons/blade-15

It looks like whomever developed the 4K AdobeRGB screen is making a killing. Seems any company serious about wider color gamut has that screen. Except Apple. I think they are still mired in sRGB+.

Glad I decided to hold out for replacing my notebook till later in the summer. There’s an “embarrassment of riches” for PC notebooks coming out — powerful CPUs, powerful GPUs and AdobeRGB gamut.


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