PC / Mac / Tablet Hardware Category Archive

Photography Backup Workflow

Data loss is a very painful experience that unfortunately many of us go through at some point in our lives. In my workshops, lectures and this website, I spend quite a bit of time advocating the need for a well-established workflow that incorporates solid backup strategies to prevent data loss....

How to Buy an Apple iMac for Photography

In this article, I want to focus on purchasing an iMac for photography needs and what types of considerations one has to keep in mind when selecting one. I have had quite a few requests from our readers on this topic and many wonder what type of an iMac would...

How to Buy an Apple MacBook for Photography

We are continuing our series on how to choose and buy computer hardware for photography needs and today we will be providing suggestions on what Apple laptops are worth looking into. First, we will do a quick overview of the Apple line of MacBooks, then we will provide our top...

Dell UP2720Q Monitor Review

Dell's UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor (also known as Dell UP2720Q) is designed specifically for professional photographers and graphic artists, who need a high-resolution 10-bit IPS display that produces accurate colors when editing images. This 27" 4K monitor is world's first to feature both built-in colorimeter and Thunderbolt 3 in...

Apple Announces a Powerful 16″ MacBook Pro

Apple announced its long-awaited, next generation MacBook Pro today. The new 16" MacBook Pro replaces the 15" version and comes with very impressive specifications, making it the most powerful laptop Apple has ever released. Sporting 16 GB of RAM, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and 512 GB of storage...

The Ultimate PC Build for Photography Needs

Thanks to the super high-resolution sensors we see today in digital cameras, a fast computer is absolutely essential for an efficient post-processing workflow when working with RAW images. If a few years back a standard PC or a mid-range laptop was good enough for post-processing images, 30+ MP RAW files...

BenQ SW271 Monitor Review

Earlier last year I had a chance to test the BenQ SW320 monitor, which turned out to be a solid choice for my photography needs. I was able to calibrate the display using both BenQ's native Palette Master Element software and DisplayCAL, which provided me with great results at the...

What Is an IPS Monitor? A Beginner’s Guide

Everyone who buys a new computer monitor needs to decide on the best display technology for their uses. This doesn't just mean the size or resolution of the screen - you also need to decide on the panel type you want to get. That’s especially true for photographers, graphic designers, and...

BenQ SW320 Monitor Review

As photographers, we spend quite a bit of time post-processing images. During this process, making sure that we are looking at calibrated displays is extremely important, because it allows us to ensure that the images are edited properly and consistently. Unfortunately, high-quality displays are not cheap, and anything on the...