TOP FIVE LAPTOPS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN IN 2017
Behind every designer is a great set of tools and one important element in a graphic designer’s toolbox is a computer. The graphic design field is very demanding and some of the work load is in the form of large file sizes so obviously a high performance computer is required. As a designer you want the ability to design on the go and what better then a laptop for just that. If you find yourself thinking which laptop has the power to handle my design workload in 2017, well I have several powerful options for you!
Obviously when it comes to technology the more the better and it’s more so true when thinking about the right computer for graphic design. One of my suggestions is to think gaming laptop because we all know gaming requires very powerful hardware. The two most import elements when thinking about a graphic design computer is the processor and graphic card. Now as far as processor I would go with an Intel Core i7 processor and at least 2GB for the graphics card. A 1TB hard drive would be your starting point and 12GB of ram or more. Now when it comes to graphic design pixel screen resolution is important and you going to want to make sure the computer your looking at is 1920 x 1080 or once again more is better.
Now that your know what to look for let’s take a look at the TOP FIVE LAPTOPS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN IN 2017
LENOVO Y700 FHD
The Lenovo Y700 FHD is more the equipped for any graphic design software your throw at it and won’t hold you back during even the most intense design sessions. The Y700 has an Intel Core I7 quad-core processor, an NVidia Gefore 960M graphics card and a decent 8GB or 12GB of ram. Now the laptop comes with a 1TB hard drive or a 256GB solid state drive which I would either upgrade or purchase a larger external. Read The Full Review or Check it out now on Amazon!
DELL XPS 15 XPS9560-7369SLV-PUS
The Dell XPS 15 XPS9560 is a 4k laptop with a Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of Ram, 1TB solid state drive and a 4GB NVidia Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card. The 4k Ultra HD has a resolution of 3840 by 2160, it’s touch display with 6 million more pixels than full HD and 3 more million then a MacBook Pro which will make all the colors of the color wheel pop. Full Review Soon or CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON!
ASUS ROG STRIX GL553VD 7TH GEN
The Asus Rog Strick GL553VD 7th Generation with it’s LED keyboard is a gamers laptop but the best laptop for graphic design because of it’s powerful Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 16GB of Ram and 1TB hard drive. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 93% sRGB and 72% AdobeRGB scale. Full Review Soon or CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON!
ASUS ZENBOOK PRO
The ASUS ZenBook Pro’s comes packed with more then enough power to handle your graphic design software and large design files. The ZenBook Pro 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 4GB NVidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card, 16GB Ram and 512GB solid state drive. The 4k UHD display has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and believe me it makes every color pop! Full Review Soon or CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON!
APPLE MACBOOK PRO
The Apple MacBook Pro MLW72LL/A had to make the list of the “TOP FIVE LAPTOPS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS IN 2017” and I have save what is more commonly used in the graphic design industry for last. Now there is plenty of controversy on the subject of Mac vs. PC for graphic design but we aren’t going to get into that here and I’m not going to choose sides. I’m not going to claim it’s the best laptop for graphic design because some of the other laptops in this list are just as good as far as specs are concerned but I will stated it’s my preferred choice.
The Apple MacBook Pro is powered by a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Intel HD Graphic 530 graphics card. The MacBook pro has a 16GB RAM and 256GB solid state drive. It has a 15.4 inch display, screen resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels and 25% more sRGB color gamut. This is by far the most expensive on the list with the Dell XPS 15 following but well worth the money for it’s internal power and build quality. Full Review Soon or CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON!
There you have five of the best laptops for graphic design, powerful and ready to take on any memory intensive media project. All laptops on this list meet the recommend specs for a graphic design laptop except for the recommended hard drive size but in the end most graphic designers choose to have all their design files on a external drive and aren’t concern with this. However when taking a laptops internal hard drive space into consideration you might want to make sure the drive can be upgraded at some point because design software does tend to take up a large amount of your drive space. Remember this is just my suggestion of the “TOP FIVE LAPTOPS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS IN 2017”, as long as you keep the recommended specs in mind I’m sure the laptop you choose will be then capable of your design needs but if you are interested in any of the laptops on this list and have questions please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments down below!