This video has been a long time coming! I will be presenting the best laptops under 1000 dollars for graphic designers. ►►► Full List of Laptops Below – Don’t Miss It!
I have had a lot of you asking questions about the laptops on a budget. I have found that the “budget” for most designers is under $1000.
► HP Pavilion X360 ( )
► Acer Aspire 5 ( )
► ASUS VivoBook S 15 ( )
► Lenovo Yogo 710 ( )
► Dell G3 17in ( )
► ► ► Best Laptops for Graphic Designers
Now, I must say this is a VERY difficult thing to come by because there are certain performance specs you need to be satisfied with your laptop as a designer. So I recommend these laptops with a certain degree of caution. I often will steer people towards slightly more expensive laptops because I know they will be far more satisfied with their purchase in the long run.
However, I have received numerous questions about specific laptops and peoples interest with finding a laptop under $1000, so I thought it was due time to create this post. I appreciate these questions because this helps me understand what you are looking for and how I can better help you on your journey in graphic design or other design fields.
Disclaimer: these are NOT my absolute top favorite most fantastic picks just so you know. These are laptops that I think are well enough equipped to handle the ins and outs of graphic design, but are not my top-rated machines. “Then why would I recommend them”, you may ask. Well, because not everyone has the budget to get the best of the best, so I wanted to give a guide to those people on a budget but still ready to jump into graphic design.
If you are curious about my Best Laptops for Graphic Design then you can check out the video at this link…
► Best Laptops for Graphic Designers ( )
Alright without further stagnation, let’s jump into the content! What is a great computer made of from the inside out?
Your Laptop should have at least 8GB of RAM in order to run multiple applications at the same time. I would not recommend ANYTHING LESS than 8GB. Most laptops have the option to upgrade the RAM. If you are going to be investing in a new machine for your graphic design career you should definitely start with at least 8GB and consider moving up to 16GB when your budget allows.
The Intel i7 processor is still my benchmark processor inside of laptops for graphic design. But most budget laptops come with an Intel i5 processor. The i5 will run the Adobe Creative Cloud applications well, but be careful not to have too many tasks open at one time as this will cause your computer to slow down. There are budget computers that come with even smaller processors. Avoid these. You will be very dissatisfied with the performance. This is NOT a sales ploy, just the facts from a graphic designer with 10+ years at the craft.
I would highly recommend trying to purchase a laptop with an SSD (Solid State Drive). The reason being? It adds speed and readability to your computer. When you own a solid state hard drive there are ZERO moving parts. This means that there are far fewer opportunities to malfunction. Trust me you don’t want your computer to crash in the middle of a very important design job. You want to have a minimum of 128GB hard drive in your machine. If you are working with a lot of files you will need a whole lot of storage space. If your budget allows, an upgrade to a 256GB or 512GB would be a great move.
Note: If you don’t want that large of a hard drive you could always buy an external drive by Samsung to handle your data.
The GPU is really important, but only if you are considering getting into video editing. When using programs like Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro they will run best on NVIDA GPUs. Don’t go for anything less than a NVIDA .
But for the sake of the budget laptop category, you don’t need to be too concerned with this category. BUT, as I said, if you think you may get into video editing then I would wait till your budget increases and you can snag one of the laptops from the Best Laptops for Graphic Design
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