1. errole's Avatar
    Hello Windows Central team, I was wondering have you guys seen or can show me any articles on wedding, portrait photographers using the surface book or book 2?

    It seems like a lot of photographers and artist go for the macbook line.

    I am coming from a surface pro but looking into something better.
    04-08-2018 06:46 AM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    If where able to use the Surface Pro for your photography work then surely the Surface Laptop and/or Surface Book 2 would be more than capable. (I would think).

    Twitter: @PhotographyET
    04-08-2018 07:19 AM
  3. excalibur1814's Avatar
    It all depends on which application you use. OSX and Windows, ish, can both do the same things but are largely irrelevant if you're using Adobe products. Ideally you'd pick the best spec for the application(s) you're using.

    A quad core along with an nVidia 1060, 16Gb ram, should be more than enough for nearly all photographic work.

    As to why some photographers go for a mac is probably purely superficial in the great scheme of things. You like what you like and both can complete the task.
    04-10-2018 08:06 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I use both a Windows laptop (i7, 32 gigs of ram) and MacBook Pro (i7, 16 gigs of ram) for photo and video processing. While I've never used a stopwatch to time how long each take to process, I really can't tell a difference. The only reason the Windows machine has 32 gigs is because it's a retired work laptop and was ordered that way, and it's a brick to carry. Honestly, as a long time photographer, I can't say one is better than the other. Video, on the other hand, seems to process faster and better on my MBP, but for photos I really can't tell a difference.
    04-10-2018 11:39 AM
  5. espio's Avatar
    I'm a photographer who recently upgraded my old Samsung Series 9 13" Ultrabook purchased back in 2013 to a Surface Book 2 13.5" with Nvidia GTX 1050, 16gb ram and 512gb ssd. The only thing I miss from my Samsung notebook is the matte screen. I chose the Surface Book 2 because of the dedicated graphics and for the Surface Pen support.

    So far I am extremely happy with the Surface Book 2. I use Photoshop and Lightroom and have been very impressed with the speed that I am able to work. Masking, adjustment brushes and retouching photos using the Pen is by far superior to my old Wacom drawing tablet. The only slight problem I've had with the Pen is with Lightroom, the program is not set up to be able to use just the Pen to edit photos for someone who is left handed, I can't see the photo as I adjust the sliders because my hand gets in the way.

    If someone doesn't need dedicated graphics and a high precision drawing pen, the Surface Book 2 might be a bit overkill since it is priced higher than other similar options.
    06-11-2018 01:58 PM

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