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Best Laptop Model for graphic designer

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by pj_arizo, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. pj_arizo

    pj_arizo New Member

    Hi everyone!

    I would like to know your thoughts/suggestions on what model is best , tested and reliable for us graphic designers.

    I need to replace my old laptop(HP i3 processor,4gb ram) as I now focusing on website and video animation.

    Your suggestions will be much appreciated!

    Have a good day!
  2. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I like the ones with the little apple on them but that's just me. ;)
  3. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

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  4. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    programs you use and budget would be useful.
  5. AlanNunez

    AlanNunez Member

    Personally I run Mac's but you should aim for something with an SSD. will run much faster.
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  6. pj_arizo

    pj_arizo New Member

    Good point! thanks
  7. pj_arizo

    pj_arizo New Member

    What model of mac do you use? How's been its performance?
  8. Fred

    Fred New Member

    Hi Pj_arizo,
    As the thread was not fulfilling the its purpose the whole way, I thought I could jump in and add a (hopefully valuable) comment :)
    Getting a laptop for graphic design don’t need to be that expensive. If you are using your computer everyday I would say go for Apple and Macbook PRO. It will perform with most of the graphic design softwares out today. Plus you will have a top end laptop for other areas of use.

    I don’t have experience with any other manufacturer, sorry. If you have other laptops in mind you can always search for reviews.. I found these review sites turbofuture & technemag in two seconds.. both for graphic designer only. Maybe it will help you on your way.

    Have you checked if any specific graphic card is necessary for the things you will work with ? I guess it is always possible to change afterwards also.

    If you havent already got one by now, good luck with your research :)

    / Fred
  9. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    It doesn't have to be a mac... seen as they are already using a PC I presume they have the software for a PC that they need, plus all the fonts. So there would be limited cross over contamination between platforms.

    Macs are ok - but very expensive for what's under the hood.

    I would recommend a PC for this user, as they already use a PC so it makes sense for reasons stated above.

    If you can give me your budget I can take a look and post some recommendations.
  10. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Just to say - I'm not ruling out a Mac either...
  11. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    without knowing a budget and the software it's hard to suggest answer to this issue even with the OP responding.

    Getting a mac might be pointless if you can't run your chosen software in os-x and the same might be true for a pc if you need an os-x program.
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  12. Fred

    Fred New Member

    thats true, good point - Make sure to know what software you will run and if its compatible with the different OS:s..

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