What are the best laptops for graphic design?

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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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    Bobby Guzman
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This mac book is pretty much an expensive paper weight. It's processing speed is only 2.8ghz which is low in my opinion. I would have to say to be work over $1000 the processing speed would need to be at least 3.0ghz stock."
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    #2Lenovo 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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    Matthew Anderson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "If you're into graphic design, you're going to want something that packs a punch. Adobe programs aren't exactly lightweight, so you're going to want a processor that packs some serious power. The i7-7500U is a low-end i7, but it still gets the job done. I'm not sure I'd compare this with a higher end laptop like an HP Omen, but it'll certainly get the job done. Still, I'd skip it for the hefty price tag and find something that packs a little more punch."
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    #3MSI 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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    Chirag Malhotra
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a very capable laptop that has some powerful features. It runs Photoshop and Gimp pretty well, especially when working with large files. It will play any game out on low to medium settings with more than acceptable frames. I'm not a fan of the touchpad, but use a mouse most of the time."
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    #4Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15

    Dell XPS 15 is a high-performance touchscreen laptop with a 15.6-inch 4K Ultra HD display. It has an i7 Intel Core, with a 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD memory. It is equipped with a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

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    Joshua Hall
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I loved using this laptop for my work as a graphic designer. At this price you won't find better, it has the horsepower under the hood for all of your needs working as designer."
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    #5Lenovo Y700

    Lenovo Y700

    The Lenovo Y700 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop equipped with a 2.6 GHz Intel quad-core i7 processor. It has an 8GB RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics co-processor. It is also equipped with a Windows 10 OS.

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    Alexander Duncan
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The product page is non attractive photos."
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    #6Microsoft 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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    Jane George
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a great computer if you need a fast easy and light computer!"
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    #7Dell i7559-763BLK

    Dell i7559-763BLK
    Dell i7559-763BLK is a laptop specially designed for gaming and entertainment. It features multi-tasking 6Th Generation Intel i5 Quad-Core processors and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M graphics, as well as a thermal cooling design to allow you to play for hours.
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    Alexander Wade
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "It's an amazing laptop. It can run some of the newest games. The graphics card is really good. The only downside I think is the price. I think this is a great solution though. "
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    #8ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM

    ASUS ROG Strix GL502VM
    Asus ROG Strix GL502VM is a thin and light gaming laptop powered by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and latest-generation NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics. It features USB 3.1 ports, a duo-copper thermal module to keep it cool and up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM.
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    Catherine Phillips
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "A sleek good looking laptop recommended for light gaming is not a perfect solution for graphic design. Gaming and design can both be done on top end machines but both do not do well in mid range machines. This unit has a lot of mentions of overheating and I've had problems with overheating laptops before so this is something I would steer clear from"
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    #9ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD

    ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD
    Enjoy next-generation performance thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card that will bring you breathtaking visuals of your favorite games. As most gaming PCs, you will be able to fully customize its RGB keyboard at will. 
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    Tyler Kelly
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Graphic designers would love the power of this laptop. It works nicely and renders images well."
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    #10MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US

    Portability meets power in this gaming laptop: powered by GeForce GTX, which will bring you high frame rate output and with an exclusive cooling system, this laptop is a great choice for gamers with a limited budget. 

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    Andrea Wong
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is my gaming go to. The graphics in this device are outstanding without skipping and lagging. I used to hear a scene without seeing it. This is not an issue with this device. I am in love with a piece of electronic equipment. The price point is realistic and I don't have to spend 4k to get the results that I want and then some."
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    #11Acer 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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    Rodrigo Flores
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I thought this was a great laptop. I purchased one for my boyfriend and he loves it. It's able to play most recent games on max, but because it's a mounted graphics card on the motherboard it can't be upgraded unfortunately. The RAM will also need to be upgraded soon if you want to play future games, but it's good for now. You can't beat the price!"
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    #12Razer RZ09-01953E72-R3U1

    Razer RZ09-01953E72-R3U1
    This laptop is the ultimate balance between power and portability: even though it is lightweight and slim, its powerful processor and graphics card will make sure you can play your favorite games anywhere. 




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    Zachary Newman
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I work in graphic design, and I need a powerful computer to match. Most laptops won't hold up to graphics work, because they lack graphics processors. The Razer has a discrete GPU, and a powerful CPU to match - this makes it great not just for gaming, but for professional design work that needs the graphics processing ability. A real value!"
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    #13Microsoft 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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    Mónica Alarcón
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 SU3-00001 is the best laptop for graphic design programming. In my field, the right laptop is a necessity and I feel like this laptop has proven its worth ten times over. If anyone is searching for a laptop suitable for programming, I would recommend this one in a heartbeat. "
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    #14Microsoft 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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    Howard Mitchell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The best laptops for graphic design programming include the Microsoft Surface Pro CQ9-00001, which is an ultra thin laptop or a tablet that can stand on its own. With an average customer rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars based on 220 Amazon customer reviews, I would strongly recommend this laptop. "
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    #15Dell Latitude E7470

    Dell Latitude E7470

    This high-end laptop will allow you to do everything you wish: thanks to its i7-6600U Processor and 16GB 2133MHz DDR4 Memory, everything will run smooth as silk. It is so powerful you will be able to use it to play your favorite games. 

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    Gloria Rose
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Dell Latitude E7470 is a really powerful laptop. It's not easy to get a good processor with laptops, so this is a really amazing machine. It would definitely be great for graphic design programming. It has everything you would need."
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    #16ASUS K501UW-AB78

    ASUS K501UW-AB78

    ASUS K501UW-AB78 is laptop powered by an i7 Intel Core processor, this all-around laptop is so powerful you will be able to play your favorite video games with it. Featuring an enhanced connectivity system, thanks to its robust cooling system.

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    Jennifer Rivera
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "When you're graphic designing, you need a computer that can let you effortlessly switch between apps, have a bunch of stuff open and really just be quick as possible. This computer really didn't do that for me. It lagged a lot and it was hard to use. "
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    #17Lenovo 80SB0002US

    Lenovo 80SB0002US

    Lenovo Flex 4 (15”) is equipped with Intel® 7th Gen Core processors. Its blazing fast, feature-packed processor family with built-in security is ready to take your productivity, creativity, and 3D gaming to the next level. By enabling Windows 10 features, 7th Gen Intel Core processors empower you to unleash your imagination and explore the possibilities.

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    Jason James
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Lenovo 80SB0002US is all I could ask for when it comes to my graphic design programming. I really enjoyed the easy to use interface of this device."
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    #18ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

    ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

    The ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-XS74-BL 14" features a 1920x1080 FHD display, an Intel Core i7-8550U Processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD storage. Additionally, it has 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C.

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    Bruce Hall
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "My Zenbook is a real tough little machine. I work in graphic design and its i7 chip is fast enough to render even big files quickly. "
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    #19Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS

    Alienware AW17R4-7005SLV-PUS
    7th generation i7 core, 16 GB RAM, 17.3 inches of screen... this laptop will bring you the ultimate gaming experience for a rather fair prize. Using the Tobii eye tracking technology, you will get deeper immersion in the game. 



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    #20Dell Inspiron 15 3000

    Dell Inspiron 15 3000

    The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 has a 15.6-inch 1366x768 HD display, an Intel i3-7100U processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage. It features Integrated Intel HD graphics 620, a DVD R/W drive, and a USB 3.0 port.

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    Janet Carr
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "this is a good laptop but is not good for designing because doesnt have a good graphic card which is really important when u work with designing programs also the keyboard is not backlit and this laptop doesnt come with antivirus so as soon as u get it u need to run an antivirus not the best option for desing i would say "

Summary

Best What are the best laptops for graphic design
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MacBook ProElectronics 20 Paid
2Lenovo Flex 5Electronics 17 Paid
3MSI GL62M 7RD-056Electronics 16 Paid
4Dell XPS 15Electronics 16 Paid
5Lenovo Y700Electronics 13 Paid
6Microsoft Surface Book 2Electronics 13 Paid
7Dell i7559-763BLKElectronics 10 Paid
8ASUS ROG Strix GL502VMElectronics 9 Paid
9ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD Electronics 5 Paid
10MSI GL62M 7REX-1896US Electronics 1 Paid
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