What are the best laptops for graphic design beginners ?

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    Amalia Martínez
    Written on October 3, 2018
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      MacBook Pro 15

      MacBook Pro 15 is an Apple laptop that’s razor thin, feather light, fast and very powerful. It has the brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever. And it features the Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them.

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      $1929.99 - Varies by model

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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..."
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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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      Bruce Chen
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "The MacBook Pro is a great laptop for both beginners and experienced graphic designers. The SSD storage really helps with programs being snappy, and the screen is great. You might be able to get a similarly spec-ed Windows laptop for a cheaper price, but there are a lot of great tools that you can only get for OS X. The simplified interface makes it easy to focus on learning design."
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      ASUS ZenBook UX490UA-XH74-BL

      ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-XS74-BL 14" Intel i7 7500U 16GB 512GB NVMe SSD is crafted from premium aerospace-grade aluminum, 4x separate Harman Kardon speakers and four-channel amplifier, built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced security and one-touch login, latest 7th-Generation Kabylake Intel Core i7-7500U Processor 2.7 GHz, and 14” Full HD display with 178° viewing angles encased in Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. 

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      $1599 - Varies by model

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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..."
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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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      Betty Pearson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I have always had an interest in graphic design and did not know where to start with regard to pc vs. laptops. When I saw this laptop with built-in fingerprint sensor for enhanced security and one-touch log in I knew I had to have it and I love it! It is so easy to work with and the speakers are awesome! The screen is perfect and the viewing angles blow you away."
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      Andrew Richardson
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "The ASUS Zenbook works well for me. Photoshop runs really fast with the combination of a current generation i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and the blazingly fast NVMe drive. After using this notebook, I don't think I'd even go back to a SATA SSD. The display is also great for graphic design."
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      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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      $599.99 - Varies by model

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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..."
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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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      Song Zhou
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "This laptop is good for learning graphic design for the price, but I would consider getting something more powerful if you plan on sticking with it. I find it works well for Photoshop, but it lags a bit when I'm working with multiple programs at once due to the RAM. I went with the SSD option, and I feel that I also don't have enough space without using an external drive."
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      Dell XPS 15

      Dell XPS 15 is a laptop manufactured by Dell that sports a 15.6-inches 4K Ultra HD screen. It also has an Intel Skylake i7 quad-core processor and a 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. 

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      $1849 - Varies by seller

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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..."
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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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      Matthew Bishop
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "This laptop has the power for graphic design. But it is quite expensive and there are reports of hardware failures."
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      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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      $959

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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..."
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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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      Teresa Ryan
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This is a great laptop for beginner graphic designers. I find it to be light weight, easy to take along. The battery life is amazing and allows me to work long. I find that the display is excellent and the specs are great. I know that it will transition with me as I grow into a more advanced designer."
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      ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501
      ROG Zephyrus is a revolutionary gaming laptop born from ROG's persistent dedication to innovation. Despite being thinner than all previous ROG laptops, it has the hardware to rival high-end gaming desktops: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with Max-Q Design, a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, an optional 120Hz wide-view display, and Windows 10 Professional.
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      $1969

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      Peter Robinson
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "This laptop is top tier for any purpose. It's just very expensive. Ask whether you need that much greatness."
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      Peter Robinson
      Written on July 19, 2017
      "This laptop is top tier for any purpose. It's just very expensive. Ask whether you need that much greatness."
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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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      Daniel Greene
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This is a great laptop. But, it might be overkill for design beginners. You could probably get something for less money."
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      Acer Aspire VN7-793G-709A

      Acer Aspire V 17 Nitro is an excellent laptop for gaming, demanding video-editing projects, graphic design, and more. It has an Intel Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, with 16GB DDR4 Memory, and both SSD (256GB) and HDD (1TB) drives.

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      $1399.99

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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..."
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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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      Kyle Ellis
      Written on June 14, 2017
      "This laptop is pretty solid. It has enough power and is less expensive that other comparable laptops. It gets the job done."
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      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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      $599.99

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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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      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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      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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      $678.95

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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. ..."
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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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      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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      $870.54

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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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      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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      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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      $364.28

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      Sharon Hamilton
      Written on January 28, 2018
      "I like this one. No problems."
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      Sharon Hamilton
      Written on January 28, 2018
      "I like this one. No problems."
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      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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      $624 - 8.49 Shipping Fee

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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."
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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."
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      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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      $799.99

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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..."
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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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      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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      $386.49

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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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      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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    Best laptops for graphic design beginners
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 MacBook Pro 15 Electronics 9 Paid
    2 ASUS ZenBook UX490UA-XH74-BL Electronics 9 Paid
    3 Lenovo 80SB0002US Electronics 6 Paid
    4 Dell XPS 15 Electronics 5 Paid
    5 Lenovo Yoga 910 Electronics 4 Paid
    6 ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Electronics 3 Paid
    7 Acer Aspire VN7-793G-709A Electronics 1 Paid
    8 Acer Aspire 17.3 Electronics 0 Paid
    9 Acer Aspire T8TJG Electronics 0 Paid
    10 ASUS UX305 Electronics 0 Paid
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