Laptop Computers

Laptop computers are similar in concept to desktop computers but are substantially smaller and more portable. Laptops (see Figure 3.6) are also more expensive than desktop systems, and the LCD monitors of most models are not very useful for image editing; contrast is lower, and even a slight change in viewing angle can significantly affect the relative display brightness.

Although a laptop is not the best choice as your primary machine for image editing, it is convenient for traveling. If you decide to buy one, look for a model with a processor that is as fast as that in your desktop computer and includes as much RAM. A lower-capacity hard drive should be adequate unless you plan to store numerous massive image files in your laptop. Because a laptop's monitor is less than ideal for image viewing, plan to save the image editing for completion after you return home. Use your desktop computer, with its superior monitor, for image enhancing.

Figure 3.6: Although a desktop computer with a CRT monitor is preferable for digital imaging, a laptop computer is certainly convenient when traveling.

Figure 3.6: Although a desktop computer with a CRT monitor is preferable for digital imaging, a laptop computer is certainly convenient when traveling.

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