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High Definition Screen on Laptop?

I am considering to buy a new laptop as a desktop replacement. I need good graphics quality for Photoshop. It will also be hooked up with a portable piano so that I can play back the piano accompaniment for practice.

I have seen in Vienna a Sony laptop with a high definition screen (1366×768). This is the model Z13V9E. It is light (1.44 kg), so it can travel easily.

My question is if a high definition screen is a good enough investment on a laptop.

Thanks in advance for any feedback on this question.

by Tomoko Yamamoto at 2011-06-13 09:21:43 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Depends. If you are doing critical graphics work with a lot of delicate tone changes a larger good quality separate graphics screen is better. If you are just improving your digital files in a quick sort of way like most photojournalists do, then a laptop is good enough. You might want to have a look at a 13" Macbook. I find the screen on mine is very sharp and my clients are happy with the pics.

by Andrew Wheeler | 16 Jun 2011 06:06 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Thanks, Andrew, for your response.

I had begun to think that I need to take a previous file with me to a computer store to compare various screens. The file has been printed at an enlargement. I think that there are Macs at the same store. Beside the Sony machines of various sizes, the store has also HP computers.

At the moment, I am my own client. I need to project the photos on a screen, rather than to print. Strictly speaking, I cannot sell my photos here in Austria for commercial uses, but I can sell them as art photography because of my artist visa status. Here in Austria, you need to have a trade license to do various ways of photography.

Previously, I used a calibrated Viewsonic LCD screen attached to a DEll desktop PC.

I am also interested in making my photos printed to a photo book or cards, which I may sell at my concerts.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 16 Jun 2011 08:06 (ed. Jun 19 2011) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Hi Tomoko,

definitely get a good screen to accompany your laptop, graphics on a decent calibrated monitor are way better than on a laptop. Your working environment is also important.

to get your photos printed in Vienna, look here:
www.fotospeed.at
www.cyberlab.at

both are good, but I prefer the first one. Very friendly staff.

best
Hans

by Hans Hochstoeger | 18 Jun 2011 22:06 | vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Hi Tomoko,

definitely get a good screen to accompany your laptop, graphics on a decent calibrated monitor are way better than on a laptop. Your working environment is also important.

to get your photos printed in Vienna, look here:
www.fotospeed.at
www.cyberlab.at

both are good, but I prefer the first one. Very friendly staff.

best
Hans

by Hans Hochstoeger | 18 Jun 2011 22:06 | vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Hi Hans,
Thanks for your response and recommendations. When you are in Vienna, we should meet up soon. I know Vienna better than the last time we corresponded on the cellphone.

The Sony laptop model Z13V9E has a good graphic control in RBG. It is not a typical laptop. It is made for graphic work on the road. The alternative is of course to get a cheaper laptop and buy a good screen. My work setup makes it easier to work with a laptop only setup.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 19 Jun 2011 08:06 (ed. Jun 19 2011) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Hi Robert,

I was going to say that I have a few Windows programs, but it looks like a music program I just installed on this EeePc can be installed on a Mac. I don’t know about my Photoshop CS3, which might be a downloaded version.

Because I compose and photograph, I need to have both Photoshop and Finale (music notation program) on my computers although they can be separate machines. The notation program does not require any color control.

Tomoko
P.S. For a while, my EeePC looks like it got stuck, but it seems that I did not press the off button in a required manner.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 19 Jun 2011 17:06 (ed. Jun 19 2011) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→

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Tomoko Yamamoto, Multimedia Artist Tomoko Yamamoto
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Vienna , Austria ( VIE )
Andrew Wheeler, Photographer Andrew Wheeler
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Paris , France
Hans Hochstoeger, photographer Hans Hochstoeger
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