What are the best laptops for design software?

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    #1Dell XPS13-9360

    Dell XPS13-9360

    Dell XPS 13  is a 13.3-inch laptop with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash memory solid state.  It is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Core i5 processor and has Windows 10 operating system. 

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    Parakram Patil
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "seems perfect and has a lot of ram and everything you need to design software"
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    #2MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro

    MacBook Pro is the latest ultimate pro notebook with 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and can even last up to 10 hours of battery life. It also now boasts eye-opening graphics performance. 

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    Juan Rios
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "We needed to use AutoCAD in the shop, and someone recommended the macBook Pro 15. They said their old engineers loved it. Well, we do, too. I wasn't a Mac guy before, but it makes things so gosh darn simple that I can spend my time designing and not fighting with the system."
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    #3Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 is a 12.3-Inch laptop manufactured by Microsoft. It has an Intel Core M Family 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD and Windows 10 Professional OS.

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    Pamela Henry
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I'm a laptop person but I have been intrigued by the introduction of iPad's. I'm just not an Apple person, I like my windows and all the programs that come with it and could never make the switch. I've been watching the development of the Surface over the last few years and decided to make the switch. This is the answer to my dilemma. Very glad I purchased this gem. While I'll probably always prefer a laptop I think over anything else, the surface is great for meetings and for sitting in front of the TV at night surfing and catching up on emails."
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    #4Microsoft Surface Book 2

    Microsoft Surface Book 2

    The Microsoft Surface Book 2 features an Intel Core i7, 16Gb of RAM and an SDD 512 GB. It has a 13.3-inch 3000x2000 PixelSense touchscreen display. It is equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card and up to 17 hours of video playback.

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    $1499- Varies by model

    Joshua Hoffman
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I am a design software engineer and I needed a new laptop. I got the Microsoft Surface Book HNL-00001 after it was recommended to me by a friend who has it and I am loving it."
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    #5Lenovo Flex 5

    Lenovo Flex 5

    This Lenovo Flex 5 has an i7-7500U processor and a 15.6" detachable touchscreen display. It has a 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD storage. It has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and Windows 10.

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    #6MacBook Air (13.3")

    MacBook Air (13.3")

    The Apple MacBook Air is a light and powerful 13.3-Inch laptop equipped with the 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD graphics 5000 and OS X Mavericks operative system. It offers you up to 12 hours of battery life.

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    $999.99

    Ethan Ramos
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have a MacBook Air, and it's simply the best computer I've owned for design. I used to use image manipulation and design apps all the time when I was younger, and a MacBook Air has quick, pinpoint accuracy to make slight alterations when it matters. My brother also has a MacBook Air and he says it's the best too, and he has a job doing website and image design. His company uses MacBook Airs exclusively."
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    #7HP Omen 15

    HP Omen 15
    HP Omen 15 is a gaming laptop powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. Its graphics can handle 1080p resolution and produces high-quality audio with its two Bang & Olufsen speakers.
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    Kevin Hansen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I think this is an amazing and powerful computer that will be great for designing flyers and other promotional and marketing materials. However, this computer is unavailable, so even if you wanted this, you couldn't get it."
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    #8Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUS

    Dell Inspiron 13 5000 i5379-5043GRY-PUS is a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 laptop that features a touchscreen technology. It has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor and 1TB hard drive.

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    Rigoberto Padilla
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I needed a laptop to use for graphic design software. This little guy packs a punch in the power department. No lag when running power hungry applications I use for photo and video design and editing. Very impressed with this laptop , especially at this price point. Highly suggest this to any graphic designers in the market for a laptop."
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    #9Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM is a 15.6-inch full high-definition notebook by Acer. This notebook runs in the Intel Core i3-7100U processor 7th generation. The internal hard drive is 1TB, and this runs in Windows 10 Home OS.

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    #10Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71

    The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71 is a versatile laptop for everyday tasks and gaming equipped with the most advanced features. It has an Intel Skylake Core i7-6700 processor, NVIDIA graphics and a 4K touchscreen, as well as USB 3.1 ports.

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    Amanda Davis
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I never have much luck with Asus laptops and this one is about the same as all of them. Slow and always has something wrong with it. Not something I would recommend at all. The price of this one is absolutely ridiculous. I just don't get why charge so much for something that isn't that great at all."
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    #11ASUS C201PA

    ASUS C201PA

    ASUS C201PA is an 11.6-inch laptop with onboard memory of 2 GB / 4 GB LPDDR3 MHz SDRAM, 16 GB eMMC storage, and Rockchip Quad-Core RK3288C processor. This laptop runs on Chrome operating system.

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    Divya Verma
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This computer is alright. I don't really care for Chrome OS. Low memory! A small screen and no cd drive..eh not my thing."
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    #12ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550VE

    ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 UX550VE

    The ZenBook Pro 15 features a 15.6-inch 1920x1080 FHD display, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SDD, a Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB graphics card and Windows 10. It has HDMI, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt, 2x USB 3.0, 802.11ac WiFi, and an SD Card Reader.

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    $1749.99

    David James
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This one is way out of my price range. I am not into design and couldn't afford it, if I was. For those with a lot of money."
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    #13Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-58HF

    Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-58HF

    The Acer Chromebook 15 has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen, a 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor, and 4GB of memory. With a smart design and a bright display, this laptop is perfect to see movies and play games.

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    Jeremy Cruz
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "ntel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz (3 MB Cache) 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Can open/edit MS Office files using free embedded QuickOffice editor or Google Docs, and can download Microsoft Office Online (an online version of Microsoft Office) for free. Cannot install standard MS Office software. 32 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD); No CD or DVD drive 15.6-Inch Full HD Screen, Intel HD Graphics 5500 Chrome, 9-hour battery life"

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for design software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dell XPS13-9360Electronics 20 Paid
2MacBook ProElectronics 18 Paid
3Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001Electronics 16 Paid
4Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 14 Paid
5Lenovo Flex 5Electronics 13 Paid
6MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 11 Paid
7HP Omen 15Electronics 10 Paid
8Dell Inspiron i5379-5043GRY-PUSElectronics 8 Paid
9Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BMElectronics 6 Paid
10Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-US71Electronics 6 Paid
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