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Is a 14 inch ultrabook, good enough for photo editing ?
#1
Qatar is not like Lebanon.... tooo many hours spent on office, no grandparents where children would g daily, only time remaining for  editing my pictures is from my bed at night .....the big calibrated screen isn't as a viable option anymore...
Do you think an ulrabook would do the job ?
in ultrabooks I am between 2 options : Huawei 14s and Lenovo yoga 7 pro 
both offer 100% sRGB coverage, both have decent processing and both have 2.5K screens  
do you think it would be enough ?
and which of the two would you recommend ?
#2
All I can say is that I own the Huawei Matebook 14 D (not S), I bought it as a relatively cheap (500/600€) laptop to carry along during trips without getting too worried about thefts, so I can leave it in the car trunk or at the hotel. I don't use it either for work or for photography (it has only 8GB of RAM, unfortunately soldered), just to browse and check email in a easier way than with the smartphone (BTW, I installed Linux on it). I can give a feedback about the brand: it's extremely well built and works fine.

I suppose that the 'S' you're thinking of is the one with the i7 and 16GB of RAM. For three years my primary laptop was a MacBook Pro 15" with the same processor and RAM, it was pretty good for post-processing 24MP photos — but the Mac had a discrete GPU that was used e.g. by Capture One for photo processing, while I see that the Huawei has only the Intel GPU integrated in the processor.

In general Huawei seems to make very good stuff. I'm seriously planning to quit with Apple once my current laptop will go end of life and move to Linux; so I'm evaluating what manufacturer would be ok. Huawei might be an excellent candidate... too bad for other considerations (security).
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Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
#3
@stoppingdown i think security problem could be a true concern for almost every computer, not just huawei... maybe the ones where you can install coreboot are a bit safer.

btw, also honor are great pc for the value (and they cost a little less than huawei, and they are the same). i have tried a magicbook 16 with a ryzen 5600h 16gb (soldered unfortunatly) +m2 500gb ssd (not soldered) and really nice for the price (was 799 € in italy). Also runs well with linux (i don't use windows btw).
#4
Yes, the problem is wide, but Huawei has got a particularly bad press for security. Maybe it's just politics. BTW most of technical stuff I've read is about specific Windows drivers, not Linux (the company does not support Linux in any way, for instance the audio driver in my case doesn't work; there has been a lot of ongoing work in the community, but not solved so far). Of course there can be problems in the firmware too.

No doubts they are among the best laptop producers if we consider value for money. Too bad for the soldered RAM, the SSD as you said can be easily changed.
stoppingdown.net

 

Sony a6300, Sony a6000, Sony NEX-6, Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS, Sony Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS, Sigma 150-600mm Æ’/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Samyang 12mm Æ’/2, Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A, Meyer Gorlitz Trioplan 100mm Æ’/2.8, Samyang 8mm Æ’/3.5 fish-eye II | Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm Æ’/2 
Plus some legacy Nikkor lenses.
  


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