15 inch Vs 17inch

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  1. Tighearnach

    Tighearnach TPF Noob!

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    Hi

    I am buying a laptop soon and i know this is frowned upon for photo editing but i simply cant afford both and the laptop ticks more boxes than a desktop.

    Anyway i am just wondering if a 17 inch screen would make a huge difference when editing in comparison to 15inches. Id rather save the money and save on weight however if it makes a big difference i may go 17inches.

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    T


     
  2. Only you know. How much do you travel? How much do you edit? What do you shoot? Do you need color calibration? What else do you need to do on a computer?
     
  3. Tighearnach

    Tighearnach TPF Noob!

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    I dont know! That why im asking. JUst to point out, i am not asking about whether i should buy a laptop or desktop. I am asking about screen size and how much advantage a 17 inch holds over a 15inch.
     
  4. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How about get the 15 inch for easier travel and a good large monitor for final edit at home?
     
  5. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I bought a 15" and regret it everytime I use it, sigh...

    Partly because of my eye sight which is partially "fixed" with new progressive lens and party because some programs don't play nice on a small screen.

    By that I mean the menu's on Olympus Studio only show one item, there isn't even room for a scroll bar... if I change the resolution I'm back to having trouble reading it.

    Keep in mind I only use the lap top for tethered shooting, size and weight aren't a concern and buying small is my own stupid mistake.

    Cheers, Don
     

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