TECH: The Best New Computers for Digital Design, Ranked.


According to the BLS, the average salary for a digital or graphic designer professional is around $50,000 per annum. So, if you’ve got creative flair and an interest in technology, you could be just a few steps away from a rewarding career.

You’ll need to earn a relevant bachelor’s degree to find a job in the field of digital design, and a sprinkling of talent to thrive, You’ll also need one more thing – a laptop that can cope with the demands of the best digital design software.

Keep reading to find out how to choose the best graphic design laptops, and where to start the search for your ideal match. 

Choosing a Computer for Digital Design

When you decide to take your graphic design ambitions a little further than using an online background remover to create awesome graphics and collages, you need a laptop to help you succeed.

The best digital design computers feature the following specs:

  • Powerful quad-core or extreme series processor
  • At least 8 GB RAM
  • A 15 to 17-inch monitor
  • 1920×1080 pixels Hi DPI screen
  • 100% RGB color accuracy

Most higher-end computers meet these criteria.

Best Graphic Design Laptops Available in 2022

Everyone has their own opinions on what works best for them, and online reviews can reveal a lot about which laptop is likely to suit you best.

These are the top mentions online right now:

Asus VivoBook Pro 16X OLED

Designers rate this Ryzen 9 5900HX-powered laptop as the best all-rounder. It has the following appealing specs:

  • 4 K OLED display
  • DialPad tool
  • Long battery life
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 1 TB storage

The only aspects that let this laptop down are the iffy webcam and an uninspiring exterior design.

MSI GF76 Katana

Those shopping on a tight budget will get the best value from these graphic design laptops. Some stand-out features of this laptop include:

  • Core i7-12700H CPU
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti GPU
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 512 GB of PCle 4 SSD storage
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad

On the downside, the CPU is a little slow, the sound isn’t great, and the display’s a little dull.

Razer Blade 17

This is a very expensive laptop with all the high-end specs required by video game designers. These are some of the best characteristics of this laptop:

  • Intel Core i7-12800H CPU
  • 32 GB of DDR5 RAM
  • 1TB of PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD storage
  • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU
  • Super fast 3D rendering
  • Beautiful 17.3-inch QHD display

The display offers a 240Hz refresh rate and 2650×1440 resolution, perfect for graphically intensive projects. Of course, the major drawback of this machine is its exceptionally high price, but it also has no USB-A port or Gigabit Ethernet.

Getting Started With Design

Nothing is stopping you from flexing your creative muscles on a computer that’s less than ideal, but working with a laptop geared toward digital design makes it a lot easier to create impactful, color-accurate work.

Would you like some more information on how tech can help you succeed in your career and your life? Browse our blog for all the latest news on science and technology. 

IMAGE CREDIT: Joshua Woroniecki.


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