Best Macbook Configuration for Photographer
With the constantly growing need for photographers in the industry, there’s more and more photographers who’re trying to work on monumental projects, with each passing day. Although these high budget shoots and big-scale projects have the cons of their ow. The quality of the result. The bigger the project, the finer the quality one expects from the shoot. However, with the limitations of the tools used in post-production, it is a little tedious to obtain the outcome that one envisions. More and more photographers have thus started to rely on Macbooks and Macs for post-production. But it isn’t enough. With the option of getting the Macbook customized, one can strive to achieve better through more efficient ways possible. However, it is also a little more strenuous without proper guidance, to first choose the correct configuration that you wish to get made in your machine. We at il0g, give free consultation/ guidance to help build a list of at least 4 best configurations for you, from which you choose your perfect fit.
Probably the most common tools for a photographer would be the obvious, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. What our experts recommend, are on the basis of the system requirements of the softwares that you wish to indulge in.
Here are some generalized configuration recommendations specifically for photographers.
Preferred for Professionals:
Macbook Pro 16 inch, 32GB RAM, 2TB Storage, 2.3GHz 6 Core 9th Gen Intel Core i9
This model is a perfect fit for Pros. A massive memory of 32 GB, makes it impossible for you high-def images to slow your machine down. Photoshop and Lightroom work smoothly on an 8GB RAM, but for multi-tasking and to experience working in real-time on the machine, 32GB RAM does the work seamlessly. With a beast of this machine, it’s always more feasible and smart to invest equally on the storage space. Being SSD there is no doubt that the booting takes almost no time to complete, but th humongous 2TB gives you the leverage of not worrying about data storage.
Preferred for Beginners:
Macbook Pro 16 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, 2.6GHz 6 Core 9th Gen Intel Core i7
If you’re a beginner and wish to achieve the most while keeping space for growth, this is the configuration which we would recommend to you. As mentioned above, Photoshop and Lightroom work smoothly on an 8GB RAM, however it’s always smart to shed some space in order to multi-task, especially if you’re a beginner. A 16-inch screen makes it difficult for details to be overlooked by the artist while retouching. A massive 512 GB SSD Storage makes everything super-fast and super comfortable to work around with.
Macbook Pro 13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, 2.4GHz 8th Gen Intel Core i5
For people who don’t like huge machines, this is a great fit and it is more economical than the 16-inch beast. It has high mobility due to its compact size and sleek demeanor. There is no reason to doubt this machine as far as quality is concerned. It Gets the job done seamlessly.
Macbook Air 13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5
Although a Macbook Air, it is the best fit economically for beginners as well as semi-pros alike.
However, the lower price has their shortcomings, starting with having an older and slower processor and less potent graphics card than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It also contains less Thunderbolt 3 ports than the MacBook Pro models. On a brighter side, the MacBook Air offers two extra hours of use between charges than the similar-sized MacBook Pro.
Despite limitations, we recommend this model above all others for teachers, unless you're a creative who plans on using your laptop for hardcore photo retouching and editing. It's a great laptop at a decent price.
These are the four generalized recommendations for Macbook configurations specifically for Photographers. However, if you wish to get better guidance from our experts, feel free to contact us stating your requirements and requesting a quote from us. We’re always available to help.