Hello, As the title says, I'm basing my laptop search on what needs I have for travel photography. I've done a bit of research on my own, and I'm trying to prioritize a bit. The problem is that I have a few laptops that meet a few of my needs, but nothing that meets all of them. (Or at least, there isn't a model currently in production anyway. Looking at you, Vaio Z.) I'll be listing my priorities as primary, secondary, and tertiary. If there isn't anything you know of the fills most of these requirements, I can wait a few months. My laptop is getting long in the teeth, but it isn't finished yet. Anyway, here goes. My big question is: have I missed anything? Are there any laptops that fill all these requirements that I've simply overlooked? Primary: Display As it stands, a good display is probably the most important quality in a travel photography laptop. What do I mean by good display? The first and most important thing is color gamut. While a high amount of NTSC is good, the best would be high (91%+) AdobeRGB color. Matte screens preferred. High pixel density is a nice bonus, but as long as it's at 1080 I'd probably be happy. Examples: Sager laptops from Xotic PC, elite HP and Dell laptops, the now extinct Vaio Z Primary: Size and Build Quality Ideally I would be able to go to a location, take a shoot, and edit on the spot. I could see if the shot should be redone if I were doing some fancy shooting (like an HDR of a location) and tell if the light was right after processing, or if I should revisit it or reshoot it if necessary. To this end, a laptop should be light. However, laptops should also be made well enough to last me a few years. Editing can be pretty hard on a laptop, and I'd like this next one to last me longer than I'm expecting my current ASUS G73JW to. (11/2010-11/2013) Examples: Macbook Pro w/ Retina, Samsung Series 9, Microsoft Surface Pro, the now extinct Vaio Z Secondary: Power This is a significant concern in an editing laptop, especially if I want to chew on .TIFF files or large photo stitches. However, I have 8 GB RAM with an i7 processor before Sandy Bridge. I'm at an alright speed, and while I want to go faster as long as I don't go backwards in speed I'll be fine. Examples: Sager Laptops from Xotic PC, Lenovo Workstations Secondary: Solid State Pretty easy requirement to fit, but it's important because they're a little more durable than HDDs. Not that I won't baby my computer, I'd just like a little more assurance that my computer won't fall apart if I take it with me in the field and I have a slip up. Examples: Take your pick Tertiary: Battery Life This is not a make or break thing for me. Ideally I'd like a big, nice, fat and healthy battery allowing me to work for hours on the field. However, this tends to complicate things as batteries add to weight, and machines with exceptional batteries tend to charge for it. Also, most machines have around 4-5 hours these days and it takes something else to stand out as exceptional. Examples: Didn't find many that really qualified Tertiary: Design I'd like my computer to not look butt ugly, but am prepared to live with it if need be.