Need some advice on a good laptop to run LR on. Do I really need an i7 processor? Is anyone running this on a Surface tablet? How much RAM? Does the graphics card really matter? I have gotten so much mixed up info on this from the photography forums so I cam here hoping for clear answers. I shoot mostly RAW on a Nikon.
Hi bobcatdave ,
Lightroom is not a very graphics or memory intense App unlike Photoshop so a laptop that meets all system requirements listed here System requirements for Photoshop Lightroom for Mac and Windows OS should run Lightroom fine,
But, If you are going to use other apps like Photoshop and After Effects then I would suggest you to ask this question here Hardware Forum.
For Lightroom, you want a fast CPU and at least 8GB of memory. Depending on which Nikon camera you are using, and how big in megapixels the photos are from that camera, you may want to a very very fast CPU and even more memory.
You can get by with just about any graphics card unless you have a large 4K or 5K monitor.
As Akash said, if you are running other programs, that may change the hardware requirements for you.