The 10 Best Laptops For Graphic Design

Updated January 02, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Graphic design is one of the most technically demanding tasks you can ask of a computer. Luckily, there's no shortage right now of high-powered, low-profile technologies available that enable great performance on the go. Whether you're preparing high-resolution ads for large corporations or constructing intricate and immersive VR worlds, one of these laptops will let you do so anywhere. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best laptops for graphic design on Amazon.

10. Microsoft Surface Book 2

9. Lenovo ThinkPad P71

8. Lenovo X1 Yoga

7. MSI WE73 8SK

6. Razer Blade 15

5. Apple MacBook Pro

4. Dell XPS 15 9575

3. Gigabyte Aero 15X V8

2. Asus Zenbook UX550

1. HP ZBook X360 G5

Editor's Notes

December 30, 2018: In today's high-bandwidth, high-resolution world, Apple is actually starting to lose its footing somewhat among professionals. Their displays still look incredible, especially to the everyday user, and the MacBook Pro does have one of the most advanced Retina panels yet. But models like the HP ZBook (with its high-end DreamColor RGB backlight) and the Gigabyte Aero (with tons of processing power) look nearly as good, with superior hardware, and at a lower cost. The Asus ZenBook and Dell are both extremely portable, sleek devices that are great for traveling professionals, as is the Razer, which is also marketed strongly to gamers. If you'll be processing huge amounts of polygons in real time, the MSI and Lenovo workstations pack the power to keep you on deadline. The Surface Book is quite popular, although it's not ideal for photo or print material, because its Adobe RGB coverage isn't very good. Last year's Lenovo X1 Yoga is still an extremely viable choice, despite is slightly dated hardware, because no one has released a singled OLED laptop since its debut, and such a panel provides far better static contrast than the common LCD screen can.


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Last updated on January 02, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

A traveling chef, musician, and student of the English language, Chris can be found promoting facts and perfect copy around the globe, from dense urban centers to remote mountaintops. In his free time he revels in dispelling pseudoscience, while at night he dreams of modern technology, world peace, and the Oxford comma.


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