i7/16gb/256gb ssd - for lightroom raw editing

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    Thinking about getting the i7/16gb/256gb ssd model.
    I recently got into photography as a hobby and started editing big raw files in lightroom. They're about 40mb+ each file and my current i7 laptop from 3 yrs ago is slow and lagging behind. I want the 16gb model because i might get into video editing since the camera does support high resolution video recording. Also I think 256gb ssd would be decent to hold files. If i need more space, i'll throw in a 128gb micro sd card into the slot, or run a usb3 external hard drive.

    what do you guys think in regards to upgrading to the i7 model?
     
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    Absolutely get the i7 16GB especially if you are headed for video editing.

    Along those same lines--get the most internal SSD you can afford.
     
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    I like to order the higher 512gb, but the price jump doesn't seem to justify. I can move the data to the microsd/usb drive/portable hdd. And keep the internal 256gb 1/2 full.
     
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    If you're only doing photography then the i5/8gb/256 is fine. If you will be doing 4k video editing then I'm not sure if the i7/16gb/512 will be enough. I have one on preorder to test it out. I had the SP3 i7/8gb/512 and it was barely ok for 1080p and grossly inadequate for 4k. I hope the Skylake processor, better cooling hence no throttling and 16gb of memory will be enough although I'm skeptical.
     
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    I've used my SP3 i7 for editing D800 files in Lightroom. I wrote a post about it a year ago. I'll find the link.
     
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    A word of caution micro SD cards are sslloowwwww. For additional storage use usb 3 ssd drive.
     
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    Maybe i'll regret getting 256gb. LOL
     
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    USB 3 SSD's are dirt cheap these days. Check out the Samsung T1 which goes up to 1TB
     
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    Bump for more reviews as this model is currently available for order.
     

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