2018 best 13" laptop for photo editing DELL XPS 13

2018 Best 13″ Laptop for Photo Editing: Dell XPS 13

Choosing the right laptop sets you up for success when it comes to photo-editing. While many photographers prefer MacBook Pro (what I currently use as well), I don’t think it’s the best laptop option given its price and features. Today, I am reviewing the best 2018 13″ Laptop for Photo Editing: Dell XPS 13 and telling you why it is!

2018 best 13" laptop for photo editing DELL XPS 13

2018 Best 13″ Laptop for Photo Editing – Dell XPS 13

Starting at $749, this Dell laptop is more affordable than the lowest level of MacBook Pro (which is often used by photo-editers). But today, the Dell XPS 13 I am reviewing is all decked out, and the features are truly impressive! Read on!

DELL XPS 13 is the best 13 inch laptop for photo editing n 2018

Power Efficient – Dell XPS 13 lasts for 15 hours*

With its ability to last for 15 hours, the Dell XPS 13 has the longest battery life out of all 13″ laptops in the market. It is ENERGY STAR® certified and power efficient. This feature comes in handy for photo editing since lightroom/photoshop drains your battery, and outlets ain’t always available at cafes.

DELL XPS 13 is the best 13 inch laptop for photoediting n 2018

Multiple Ports and Slots

One thing I love about this Dell XPS for photo editing is that it comes with 3 USB-C ports and even a microSD card slot! The multiple ports and slots trumps my current Macbook Pro. Typically, I have to carry an adapter every time I transfer photos on my MacBook Pro. But now with a Dell XPS 13, I can truly pack light when I work at a cafe.

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Ultra HD 4K display with anti-reflective coated touchscreen

A high definition display helps you edit the details when zooming into a photo. But to be honest, once the pixel density of the screen reaches a certain point, human eyes cannot differentiate any higher screen resolutions. With that said, any higher screen resolutions, such as ultra HD 4K display (3,840×2,160 resolution), will not give you added benefit compared to the retina display (2560-by-1600) of my current Macbook Pro, and it will only drain more battery.  However, I love the the anti-reflective coated screen. This is particularly important for touch screens because they tend to have a glaring problem.

Dell XPS is Compact and Light

A light weight laptop is important because you are already carrying a lot of equipment – camera, lenses and tripods. Weighing at 2.65 pounds, Dell XPS 13 is not only lighter than the MacBook Pro, but the accessories are also way more compact as well.

Smarter Material and Recycle Friendly

Sustainability goes beyond fashion. This Dell XPS 13 is free of materials like cadmium, lead, mercury and some phthalates, and it’s also EPEAT® Gold registered and BFR/PVC-free. 90% of the laptop’s parts can be easily recycled or reused, and the white bamboo packaging trays are 100% recyclable

Color Calibration (Con)

While Dell XPS 13 seems to be better than the MacBook Pro, one thing I love about the MacBook Pro is its accurate color display and its color consistency with iPhones. Color calibration is extremely important for photo editing, and I found that the Dell’s color is a bit more saturated.

DELL XPS 13 is the best 13 inch laptop for photo editing n 2018

Verdict

Choosing the right equipment is extremely important for photo editing. While MacBook Pro is the more popular option for photographers, I think this Dell XPS 13 the best laptop for photo editing in 2018. Among the many great features: light weight, energy efficient, and fast processing power, this Dell XPS 13 starts $1,199, making it a very affordable option for novice photographers who typically are reluctant to invest a lot right off the bat!

Anyway, I hope you find this post helpful, and I wish you best of luck in your photography journey!

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Sustainable Fashion: The Reformation River Top Sizing Review

The Reformation River Top Sizing ReviewBack to LA, and back to the daily grind. Besides just trying to survive at work, I am trying to make more friends on West LA, take better care of myself and start a new personal project. I can’t wait to share more with you guys. But for now, here is my Reformation River Top sizing review, and I hope you find it helpful!

The Reformation River Top Sizing Review

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I am a total dress person, but if you are trying to make the most out of your pieces, then I will say, buy the tops and bottoms. After all, you can just mix and match with them more often. So with that said, I am trying to expand my top collection, and this Reformation River Top just caught my eyes with its straight neckline and fitted bodice. If you are debating whether to buy it, read my Reformation River top sizing review first.

P.S. This dress, however, is extremely versatile – Capsule Wardrobe: 6 Different Ways to wear a wrap dress

Sizing

I recommend you to size up for the Reformation River Top. I usually take size XS or size 0, but with the smocking in the back, I ordered a size 2 for the River Top. For your reference, my measurement is 32D-24-34, and I don’t think this is a top for big boob gals. But if you don’t mind feeling a bit exposed like me, then size up and be prepare to go braless with the top. Here I wasn’t wearing any bra, and it barely covered everything.

Another thing to note is that the white color could potentially be a bit too translucent to go completely braless. Even though they double line the breast area, I recommend you to get the floral print over the white color.

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Material

Let’s be honest here, the Reformation’s styles are not one of the kind. You can easily find replicates for a fraction of the price at Forever21, but what you can’t find is the high quality fabrics. I love the linen material of this Reformation River top! It’s breathable and sustainable. Like all linen, the only down side is that it wrinkles too easily. However, since it fits super tight, the wrinkles tighten and diminish once you put it on!

Fitting

Sustainable fashion is not affordable. And you wonder sometimes why you would spend almost 10X more on a dress that you can easily find at Forever 21. Well, to make you feel better, the fitting at the Reformation is way better. While you can always find a tailor, the extra you are paying for is for our environment and society.  Back to the fitting, this Reformation River top fits very tight on your body, and I cannot wear any bra or pasties underneath the top. But the sleeves are roomie, and they are adjustable in case your biceps are bigger than mine.  In terms of the length, I have a normal torso, and the top hits just 1.5 inch above my hip bone. If you usually wear mid-rise, be prepare to show some skin when you sit down. I recommend pairing the river top with high waisted bottoms.

hope you find this Reformation review helpful! Drop me a note if you have any questions! 🙂

Smile and style on~

SK


Outfit Info

Reformation River Top

DL1961 Jeans

Toms Sandals

4 Fashion Boutiques in LA that's Worth Your Visit in 2018!

4 Fashion Boutiques in LA that’s Worth Your Visit in 2018! 

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VETTA Review: The Casual Capsule Collection

Summer 2018 VETTA Review: The Casual Capsule

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