What are the best laptops for designers?

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    #1MacBook 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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    Diana Rodriguez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "My MacBook Pro 15 is incredible! It is so compact I hardly notice the weight and I can carry it in a small bag. The graphics are top of the line AND it includes a Multi-Touch enabled strip to allow me access to all of my programs at the simplest touch."
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    #2MSI GL62M 7RD-056

    MSI GL62M 7RD-056
    MSI GL62M 7RD-056 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, NVIDIA's GTX 1050 2G GDDR5 graphics card, 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, and 1TB hard drive, which runs with the Windows 10 operating system. 
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    Ralph Snyder
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "this is a great laptop that has many features that can help you with any kind of job and I say it is cheap"
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    #3HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr

    HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr
    The HP Pavilion 15-cc020nr is a versatile laptop for every-day users. It is powered with a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, has a long battery life and includes USB 3.1 ports. Available with touch and non-touch display.
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    Víctor Escobedo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Long battery life for convenience Touch display is one of the best features i consider in a laptop "
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    #4Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001

    Surface Pro 4 is a 2-in-1 laptop that sports a 12.3-inch PixelSense screen with low glare and high contrast. The laptop also features an Intel Core i7 processor, a 256 GB storage, and an 8 GB memory.

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    Roger Washington
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "It might be a good laptop for designers as it used a pen and could be helpful for that use but it is an undependable machine witha lot of flaws as I saw even tho uits features are good overall it balances out to a middling rating cause of the flaws"
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    #5Microsoft 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

    Wu Xiao
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I absolutely love this laptop! It has totally replaced my desktop computer even though I only purchased this for the days where I'm too busy to stay in the office and work. It's very responsive, has a beautiful display and the way it can be used as a tablet as well has came in handy very many times in the few months I've owned it."
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    #6ASUS P2540UA-AB51

    ASUS P2540UA-AB51

    ASUS P-Series P2540UA-AB51 is a business standard laptop with 7th Gen Intel Core i5, 8G RAM, 1TB HDD and 2.5GHz processor, which runs with a Windows 10 operating system. It also has a nine hours long battery life. 

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    Dylan Bates
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The ASUS P-Series P2540UA-AB51 business standard Laptop is another 15.6" Full HD screen offering that comes configured with 7th Gen Intel Core i5, 2.5GHz (3M Cache, up to 3.1GHz) processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home, Fingerprint, TPM, and 9hrs battery life. There are a total of 4 USB ports. 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB2.0. 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA port. This is a mid level offering priced at about $570. Personally I don't think it's got enough processor horsepower to be a legitimate business laptop. I'd certainly compare the options with Dell, HP, and Acer to see if I could find something more powerful at a competitive price. This one just doesn't cut it for me."
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    #7Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4

    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4
    Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 is a powerful laptop for every-day users. It is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor and a long battery life up to 12 hours. Its NVIDIA GeForce graphics are ideal for movies and games.
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    Shirley Gonzalez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This has been a really great purchase for me. Unlike previous laptops that were either very hard to upgrade or came with a ton of unnecessary software, this laptop was designed with people like me in mind. I can upgrade the ram and I don't need to remove a lot of intrinsic software. It runs quickly, the screen is nice, and I can do a variety of designs on it."
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    #8MacBook 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

    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "Apple is my favorite technology company and I am always willing to try their products before anything else. When i purchased the MacBook Air I was worried how something so light could get me the power and speed I needed while designing. After using this laptop for less than on hour I already knew it was the perfect purchase, and nearly 11 hours later (with my battery still having some charge!) i was completely hooked! "
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    #9Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS

    Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS
    The Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUS is a versatile laptop for daily tasks, gaming, editing and entertainment. It has a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics. Thanks to its 4K Ultra HD display, the device offers you stunning visuals.
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    Jorge Velasco
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Dell XPS9560 is a decent laptop for designers. The GTX 1050 graphics card is sufficient for design work, though somewhat weak for gaming. Dell, though, has a bloatware addiction - there are way too many included apps that are intrusive and unwanted. Dell needs to get out of my way - I know what I want my computer to do and don't want or need Dell's bloatware to do it!"
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    #10Acer Predator 17

    Acer Predator 17

    Acer Predator 17 is a gaming laptop with an i7-7700HQ processor and a 17.3" full HD display with G-Sync technology. It has an 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070, a 16GB RAM, and a combined memory of 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD.

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    Nancy Hunter
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Ok ladies, I am not a gamer, but my husband is......and it really bugs me. Don't get your good-for-nothing husbands this laptop as it has so many gaming features to keep them neglecting their families for hours....let's be real...for months. I mean really get in the real world people!!!! Under different circumstances I may give this a far better rating, but because my lazy husband games all day on this thing, I'm giving it a 1--and that's being nice! It was one of the least expensive ones on the market. I thought I would get what I paid for, not in this circumstance.........darn karma!"
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    #11Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition

    Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition

    Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition features a 17.3-inch 1920x1080 FHD display. It has an Intel Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and an SSD (256GB) and HDD (1TB) storage combo.

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    Benjamin Wallace
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "An excellent gaming laptop, the Nitro series by Acer is a great deal. This graphics card is very expensive and can usually only be installed in desktops due to the size. However, it's not mounted on the motherboard so I highly recommend, because it has the potential to be upgraded in the future easily. The 16gb of ram will cover intensive tasks such as gaming, photoshop, and IDE's. Can't beat the price for what you get."

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for designers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MacBook ProElectronics 11 Paid
2MSI GL62M 7RD-056Electronics 10 Paid
3HP Pavilion 15-cc020nrElectronics 7 Paid
4Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001Electronics 6 Paid
5Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 5 Paid
6ASUS P2540UA-AB51Electronics 4 Paid
7Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4Electronics 3 Paid
8MacBook Air (13.3")Electronics 2 Paid
9Dell XPS9560-7001SLV-PUSElectronics 2 Paid
10Acer Predator 17Electronics 1 Paid
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