What are the best laptops for graphic design beginners ?

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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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    Shirley Ford
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I'm a beginning graphic designer and taking classes at a local community college. I needed a laptop that allows me to work on graphic design projects and is powerful enough for Photoshop and Illustrator. I bought a MacBook Pro 15 and I love it! It's fast, powerful, and beautiful. It does everything I need for my graphic design projects. I really recommend it, even though it's super expensive. It's well worth it if you need the power of a MacBook for your studies or work. Love it!"
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    #2ASUS 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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    Vincent Patel
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "It's a bit pricey, but if you are looking for a good solution to your graphic design work station then the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is for you. It's super thin design and light weight make it easy to carry and I have no trouble at all taking it from place to place with me. Sure the display is a little bit smaller then I would like, but this thing packs a punch thanks to it's new generation i7. I don't experience any slowdowns when doing my graphic editing work and it's super quiet even at full load. "
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    #3Lenovo Yoga 910

    Lenovo Yoga 910

    Lenovo Yoga 910 is a 2-in-1 laptop that sports a 14-inch full HD convertible multitouch display and a dual-core 7th Generation Intel i7-7500 processor. It also features an 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM and a 256 GB SSD.


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    Jorge Pacheco
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "I think the Lenovo Yoga 910 would suit your needs. I'm an intermediate graphic designer and I think that this is the perfect laptop for a range of talent. It'll definitely be perfect for a beginner, but still powerful enough to get you where you need to be once you've started learning the ropes. Easily the best decision I've made in a while; check it out!"
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    #4Lenovo 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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    Ruth Ramirez
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "This computer is very cutting edge. Any computer with a 7th Gen Core processor is definitely high speed, which will make downloading ,streaming your videos and music a big plus. Any and all built in security is a plus for all computer users even if you only spend an hours daily on the internet. For gamers and techno suave people its a wonderful buy. The computer that can stand on its own is everyones dream especially for watching movies and videos"
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    #5Dell 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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    Roger Reid
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "For those graphic designers on the go that need a light but powerful laptop to work on and display their work, look no further than the Dell XPS 15. It has a dazzling 15 inch Ultra HD display with Touch. A very versatile and capable laptop for graphic professionals."
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    #6ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

    ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501

    ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 is a gaming laptop with a 15.6-inch full high-definition screen, powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor with 2.8GHz speed. It also has some quiet and cooling features for longer gaming time.


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    Mark Schmidt
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "When I was looking for a laptop solution for my graphic design work I was hard pressed to find a cheap work station that would do the job. After a while I started looking at gaming laptops as a possibility and the Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 caught my eye. It has a strong enough graphics card in the 8GB 1070 to do the job of graphic editing and it has a workhorse i7 and SSD to make rending designs a breeze. The best part? You can use it to game to when your done with work so you truly get more bang for you buck here."
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    #7Acer 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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    Jordan Hudson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I've been looking for a good upgrade laptop for me to do video editing on the fly or on location and this one fit the bill. Fast, powerful, with a large screen it barely notices even the most demanding video editing I throw at it."
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    #8Samsung 850 EVO

    Samsung 850 EVO

    The Samsung SSD 850 EVO is a laptop manufactured by Samsung. It sports a 1TB internal hard drive with a memory speed topping at 1MHz. It is powered by Samsung's V-NAND technology and designed for mainstream desktop PCs and laptops.


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    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "It has so much memory and hard drive! You never have to worry about wasting space on this computer. It runs fast and has given me no problems since I've had it."
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    #9Acer Aspire 17.3

    Acer Aspire 17.3
    Acer Aspire 17"- A laptop perfect for any needs. With Acer True-harmony High-Performance Sound System, built-in webcam and stereo speakers. It is also very handy with its thin body that fits any space.

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    Nicole Ferguson
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I like this laptop for the price. However, some of the aspects of it looks a little cheap, like the keypad."
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    #10Acer Aspire T8TJG

    Acer Aspire T8TJG

    Acer Aspire 15.6" is a laptop/notebook that presents Intel Core i5-7200U processor that allows you to work for long hours because of its long battery life with the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.


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    Melissa Nichols
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "At first I thought the Acer Aspire E5-575G-562T would be good for starting out with a graphic design program. Spec wise, it seemed ok and it was definitely a good price. However, out of the box it was too slow and crashed frequently when running multiple programs. This was a return for me, sad to say it."
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    #11ASUS UX305

    ASUS UX305

    ASUS UX305: It has the Intel 5th Gen Core M-5Y10 0.8GHz processor that is suited for gaming or other daily tasks. It is also equipped with dual-band WiFi 802.11N, Bluetooth 4.0 that allows you to surf the internet fast. 


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    Douglas Watkins
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "ive had many asus laptops in the past. they do a very good job for what they are for overall"
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    #12Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-C4UG

    Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-C4UG

    Acer Spin 1 SP111-31N-P2GH touch is 2-in-1 laptops that has high specs perfect for everyday use. It serves as a laptop and a touch screen tablet. 


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    Sharon Hamilton
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "I like this one. No problems."
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    #13HP Notebook 15.6"

    HP Notebook 15.6"

    HP Notebook 15.6" is laptop/notebook that is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor which makes it faster and efficient. It also has 1 terabyte storage that allows you to save more files and 8 hours battery life. 


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    Ramón Guillén
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Ideally for graphic design I'd prefer a faster graphics card and HDD. It has a 7th Gen processor which is good and has 16GB ram, again I'd rather have more but as a beginner notebook I suppose it would do. It has very good battery life, much longer than some other laptops with faster graphics or a bigger screen. Again, since it is for beginners... just keep in mind it will just be the first of many laptops you will eventually get and judge it accordingly. "
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    #14Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV

    Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV

    Dell Inspiron i5547-15001sLV has the 4th-Generation Intel Core i7-4510U processor and 1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive. Perfect for file storage and other laptop activities like gaming and internet surfing. 


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    Jacqueline Reed
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "It is a decent laptop, but the description does not mention anything related to graphic design."


Best What are the best laptops for graphic design beginners
1MacBook ProElectronics 7 Paid
2ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UAElectronics 6 Paid
3Lenovo Yoga 910Electronics 5 Paid
4Lenovo 80SB0002USElectronics 5 Paid
5Dell XPS 15Electronics 5 Paid
6ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501Electronics 2 Paid
7Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black EditionElectronics 1 Paid
8Samsung 850 EVOElectronics 0 Paid
9Acer Aspire 17.3Electronics 0 Paid
10Acer Aspire T8TJGElectronics 0 Paid

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