Best laptops for design students 2021: top systems for graphic design


Best laptops for design students 2021

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As T3 notes in its

best student laptops

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The best laptops for design students

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The best laptop for design students

Specifications

CPU:
Apple M1
Graphics:
Apple M1
RAM:
16GB
Screen:
Storage:
512GB
Size:
Weight:
1.4kg (3.0 pounds)

Reasons to buy

+Superb, design-friendly screen


+Blazing speeds


+All-day battery life


+Excellent build quality

Reasons to avoid

Lack of ports


Design is a tad dated

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020)

perfect

and 8K video.

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The best laptop for design students running Windows

Specifications
CPU:
Intel Core i7-1185G7
Graphics:
Intel Iris Xe
RAM:
Up to 16GB
Screen:
Storage:
512GB
OS:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Dimensions:
Weight:
1.2 kg

Reasons to buy

+Very strong hardware


+Great display


+Top tier fit and finish


+Portable and light

Reasons to avoid

Average audio


Limited ports

As we noted in our

Dell XPS 13 (9310) review

really

tough to scratch or break.

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The best budget laptop for design students

Specifications
CPU:
Apple M1
Graphics:
Apple M1
RAM:
8GB/16GB Unified Memory
Screen:
Storage:
Up to 2TB

Reasons to buy

+Thin and light


+Clean, crisp display


+Very fast hardware

Reasons to avoid

More ports would be nice


Webcam not great

exact same

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4. Asus ZenBook Duo 14

Specifications

CPU:
GPU:
RAM:
Up to 32GB
Storage:
Up to 1TB
Screen:
OS:
Windows 10
Webcam:
Yes
Dimensions:

Reasons to buy

+It has two displays


+And the second display is a touchscreen


+So you can use digital styli with it


+There’s also buckets of power on board

Reasons to avoid




Odd keyboard arrangement

The

Asus ZenBook Duo 14

also

also

need

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5. Microsoft Surface Book 3

Specifications

CPU:
Quad-core 10th-en Intel Core i7-1065G7
Graphics:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q
RAM:
8GB / 16GB / 32GB LPDDR4x (3733Mhz )
Screen:
Storage:
256GB / 512GB / 1TB

Reasons to buy

+A no-compromise laptop and tablet


+Excellent PixelSense display


+Powerful gaming GPU option

Reasons to avoid

An expensive option, no doubt


Do you need tablet functionality?

One that

does

more

does

completely

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guide.