What are the best laptops for graphic design beginners ?

  1. #1
    MacBook Pro 15

    $2239 - varies by seller

    Written on October 4, 2017
    Shirley Ford
    "I'm a beginning graphic designer and taking classes at a local community college. I needed a laptop that allows me to work on graphic design projects and is powerful enough for Photoshop and Illustrator. I bought a MacBook Pro 15 and I love it! It's fast, powerful, and beautiful. It does everything I need for my graphic design projects. I really recommend it, even though it's super expensive. It's well worth it if you need the power of a MacBook for your studies or work. Love it!"
  2. #2
    Written on February 26, 2017
    Vincent Patel
    "It's a bit pricey, but if you are looking for a good solution to your graphic design work station then the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is for you. It's super thin design and light weight make it easy to carry and I have no trouble at all taking it from place to place with me. Sure the display is a little bit smaller then I would like, but this thing packs a punch thanks to it's new generation i7. I don't experience any slowdowns when doing my graphic editing work and it's super quiet even at full load."
  3. #3
    Written on October 4, 2017
    Ruth Ramirez
    "This computer is very cutting edge. Any computer with a 7th Gen Core processor is definitely high speed, which will make downloading ,streaming your videos and music a big plus. Any and all built in security is a plus for all computer users even if you only spend an hours daily on the internet. For gamers and techno suave people its a wonderful buy. The computer that can stand on its own is everyones dream especially for watching movies and videos"
  1. #4
    Written on October 4, 2017
    Roger Reid
    "For those graphic designers on the go that need a light but powerful laptop to work on and display their work, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. It has a dazzling 15 inch Ultra HD display with Touch. A very versatile and capable laptop for graphic professionals."
  2. #5
    Written on July 19, 2017
    Peter Robinson
    "This laptop is top tier for any purpose. It's just very expensive. Ask whether you need that much greatness."
  3. #6
    Written on June 5, 2017
    Jorge Pacheco
    "I think the Lenovo Yoga 910 would suit your needs. I'm an intermediate graphic designer and I think that this is the perfect laptop for a range of talent. It'll definitely be perfect for a beginner, but still powerful enough to get you where you need to be once you've started learning the ropes. Easily the best decision I've made in a while; check it out!"
  4. #7
    Written on October 4, 2017
    Jordan Hudson
    "I've been looking for a good upgrade laptop for me to do video editing on the fly or on location and this one fit the bill. Fast, powerful, with a large screen it barely notices even the most demanding video editing I throw at it."
  5. #8
    Written on February 6, 2018
    Nicole Ferguson
    "I like this laptop for the price. However, some of the aspects of it looks a little cheap, like the keypad."
  6. #9
    Written on January 25, 2018
    Melissa Nichols
    "At first I thought the Acer Aspire E5-575G-562T would be good for starting out with a graphic design program. Spec wise, it seemed ok and it was definitely a good price. However, out of the box it was too slow and crashed frequently when running multiple programs. This was a return for me, sad to say it."
  7. #10
    Written on February 4, 2018
    Douglas Watkins
    "ive had many asus laptops in the past. they do a very good job for what they are for overall"
  8. #11
    Written on January 28, 2018
    Sharon Hamilton
    "I like this one. No problems."
  9. #12
    Written on February 5, 2018
    Jacqueline Reed
    "It is a decent laptop, but the description does not mention anything related to graphic design."
  10. #13
    Written on January 29, 2018
    Ramón Guillén
    "Ideally for graphic design I'd prefer a faster graphics card and HDD. It has a 7th Gen processor which is good and has 16GB ram, again I'd rather have more but as a beginner notebook I suppose it would do. It has very good battery life, much longer than some other laptops with faster graphics or a bigger screen. Again, since it is for beginners... just keep in mind it will just be the first of many laptops you will eventually get and judge it accordingly."

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Best laptops for graphic design beginners
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 MacBook Pro 15 Electronics 92 Paid
2 ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe Electronics 70 Paid
3 Lenovo Flex 4 Electronics 62 Paid
4 Dell XPS 15 Electronics 48 Paid
5 ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Electronics 24 Paid
6 Lenovo Yoga 910 Electronics 21 Paid
7 Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro Electronics 5 Paid
8 Acer Aspire 17.3 Electronics 0 Paid
9 Acer Aspire E5-575G-562T Electronics 0 Paid
10 ASUS UX305 Electronics 0 Paid

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