Looking to buy a lap top to process images, typically 35mb+ RAW files.
LR and Photoshop mostly. Cost? Not that fussed TBH.
Here's the rub: I am told the processor and RAM is unimportant if it's a Solid State machine such as a Mac, and some new Samsung or Sonys machines (with SSD hard drives) and these are fast, beyond mere Intel chips. True?
It's been a while since I shopped around and I was taken with these Samsung and Sony models, all seemingly Ultra Books and thus 13.5 inch screens. TBH, my age means a 15 inch would be better as it will be used independent of a monitor (yes, I am approaching that time when spec's will be required) plus any adjustments menu requires the image to be less than 100%.
What's the score regarding SD cards and the like, as in off loading images into LR as DNG files, doing the PP either from a camera, a back or a SD / CF card?
One of the Sony ranges has a built in SD card slot, most convenient. Or is it?
Meaning I need a card reader for the others, including the Mac. Is there an advantage in any one system over the other as I don't want to have a fast machine but everything be slowed by off-board hard drives or 3rd party card readers, or do I have no real choices?