If you are planning to buy best laptops for graphic design than this article is specially written for you. Graphics designers use software like Photoshop, coral draw, Adobe illustrator, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer etc. For running these software you should choose a laptop with latest Gen i5 or i7 processor. Talking about the RAM minimum 8GB RAM is recommended and minimum 2GB VRAM is recommended. Instead of choosing a laptop with Mechanical hard drive its better to go with a laptop having Solid State drive storage. If you talk about display you can look for 4K(UHD) display but Full HD display will also be fine if you don’t want to go with 4K. You can run these software with 4th or 5th generation processor laptops also but its good to be future proof by choosing the latest hardware technology. You can also checkout list of best laptops for photo editing or best laptops for video editing.

best laptops for graphic design

List of Best Laptops For Graphic Design

Dell Inspiron 15 7000

This is the only laptop under this budget with GTX 1060 GPU. This is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ quad core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6.3 pounds. The advantage with this one is that its build quality is really great and it gives good battery backup. Apart from this it also comes with Thunderbolt 3 port. The con with this one is that it comes with only 8GB RAM.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

Buy on Dell

Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G-75RM

It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core Kabylake processor. It comes with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display. It doesn’t comes with optical drive. It is powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.5 pounds. It gives upto 6 hours of battery backup. The only con with all the models of Acer VX 15 is that if you want to upgrade storage than you have to ask acer support for HDD upgrade kit.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU
  • USB Type C port

Lenovo Y520 80WK00HSUS

 The Lenovo Y520 is the latest gaming series laptop by Lenovo which is powered by 7th gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor. It has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by latest 10th series Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds. It also comes with Red backlit keyboard and audio is powered by 2 JBL speakers. The disadvantage with this one is that it is not user upgradeable. In order to upgrade its storage you have to visit Lenovo Care or you should have to contact a certified technician otherwise the warranty will be void. In order to get better performance it is advisable to add 8GB RAM more.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU Check framerates
  • USB Type C port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

Buy on Newegg

Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-51-79DZ

 This laptop is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display. The graphics are powered by 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. The weight of the laptop is 6 pounds. It gives upto 7 hours of battery backup. The advantage with this laptop is more storage and the only con with this laptop is that the speed of hard drive is really slow.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor Check benchmarks
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm
  • Windows 10 OS
  • No Optical drive
  • 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU Check framerates
  • USB Type C port
  • Red Backlit Keyboard

Buy on Newegg

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 MLL42LL/A

apple-macbook-pro-mll42ll-aIt is powered by Intel Core i5 processor. It comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Mac OS Sierra. It features 13.3 inch display with resolution of 2560 X 1600 pixels. The weight of the laptop is 3 pounds. It gives upto 10 hours of battery backup. The Macbook is not a value for money laptop but the only reason to with Macbook is that suppose you are a graphic design student and your teacher is using Macbook so it will be easier for you to follow your teacher’s instructions. It is one of the best laptops for graphic design if you want to go with MAC OS.

  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • 256GB SSD
  • 13.3 inch display (2560 X 1600 pixels)
  • Mac OS Sierra
  • 10 hours battery backup
  • 2 X Thunderbolt III( USB C) ports

Acer Aspire E5-575G-562T

A famous website named as Newegg is selling this laptop at a great price. The processor of this laptop is 7th gen Intel Core i5-7200U dual core processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm for storage. The display size of the laptop is 15.6 inch with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). It runs on Windows 10 Home OS out of the box. The dedicated GPU in this laptop is Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M with 2GB VRAM. The only con with this laptop is that it doesn’t have a backlit keyboard otherwise its a must buy in this price range.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD@5400 rpm
  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • 15.6 inch full HD (TN) display
  • No Optical drive
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce 950M GPU

Buy on Newegg

Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-57D4

It is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7200U processor. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box. It features 15.6 inch Full HD display.It is powered by 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU. It also comes with Optical drive. The weight of the laptop is 5.3 pounds. It gives upto 12 hours of battery backup. There is only one laptop under this budget which comes with dedicated GPU, rest of the laptops comes only with Integrated shared Graphics.

  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U processor
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 15.6 inch full HD display
  • Optical drive
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU
  • 12 hours of battery backup
  • Backlit Keyboard

So this is the list of best laptops for graphic design. If you have any suggestions or queries do leave it in the comments below.

LEAVE A REPLY