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Best Laptops for Adobe InDesign

InDesign is a publishing layout design software by Adobe.

Laptop Requirements for Adobe InDesign

The system requirements are light; almost any new laptop will work for running ID.

The RAM requirement of 4gb is easily covered.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909) or later; LTSC versions are not supported Supported on Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2.
  • Memory (RAM): Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • Storage space: 3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) SSD recommended
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support Note: To use the InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more.   For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Video card - 32-bit video card
Recommended:
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (version 1909) or later; LTSC versions are not supported Supported on Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2.
  • Memory (RAM): Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • Storage space: 3.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices) SSD recommended
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 X 1080 recommended), HiDPI display support Note: To use the InDesign Touch workspace, you must have a touch screen enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 or above (such as Microsoft Surface Pro 3) with the screen resolution set to 2160 x 1440 or more.   For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Video card - 32-bit video card

Best Windows Laptops for ID

These laptops meet the recommended system requirements and let you use the software to its full extent without stutter.

MSI THINGF6312066 15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
$1,198.60
$999.00
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
82SB0001US
$899.99
$649.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
VDV-00001
$899.00
$649.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
VAT-00016
$986.99
$941.99
ASUS TUF Dash 15
ASUS TUF Dash 15
FX517ZM-AS73
$1,149.99
$1,129.99
ASUS ZenBook Flip S13
ASUS ZenBook Flip S13
UX371EA-XH76T
$1,549.99
$899.99
HP Envy 15″
HP Envy 15″
X360
$1,049.00
$773.90
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
VNX-00016
$838.00
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
G533ZW-AS94Q
$2,049.99
$1,699.99
ASUS TUF F15
ASUS TUF F15
FX506LH-AS51
$711.73
HP Pavilion 15
HP Pavilion 15
15-eg0025nr
$944.99
$750.94
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13″
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13″
Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha
$699.00
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Budget Windows Laptops for ID

These cheaper options meet the minimum system requirements stated by the developer. You may experience slowness in some parts of the software.

Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z
NX.A84AA.005
$529.99
$430.00
Microsoft Surface Go 3 10″
Microsoft Surface Go 3 10″
1901
$549.99
$510.99
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-5155 Green
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-5155 Green
NX.AYCAA.001
$699.99
$499.00
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-75QQ Green
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-75QQ Green
NX.AYCAA.002
$589.00
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
NX.AYCAA.006
$699.99
$553.01
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
PUV-00016
$580.95
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Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Operating System: macOS version 12.0 (Monterey) macOS version 11 (Big Sur) macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)
  • Memory (RAM): Minimum 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • Storage space: 4.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 display (1920 x 1080 recommended), Retina display support. For Scalable UI the minimum monitor resolution required is 1920 x 1080.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: Video card - 32-bit video card

Recommended Macbooks for ID

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer.

Apple MacBook MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook MacBook Pro 13″
MNEQ3LL/A
$1,449.99
Apple MacBook Pro 13” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 13” (2017)
MPXQ2LL/A-A-R
$469.00
$420.00
Apple MacBook MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook MacBook Air 13″
MLXY3LL/A
$1,165.53
Apple MacBook MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook MacBook Air 13″
MLY33LL/A
$1,198.76
$1,049.99
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK183LL/A
$2,499.00
$1,999.97
Apple MacBook Air 13” (2018)
Apple MacBook Air 13” (2018)
MREE2LL/A-cr
$699.00
$698.99
Apple MacBook MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook MacBook Pro 13″
Z16S4LL/A
$1,699.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
$750.65
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGT3LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,099.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK193LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,399.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGP3LL/A
$1,959.00
Apple MacBook Air 13” (2018)
Apple MacBook Air 13” (2018)
MREF2LL/A-cr
$633.05
$603.94
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Updated on October 18, 2022.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the graphic-design will run on every laptop.