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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.

16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
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2023 modelTrusted brand16 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopTouchscreenAMD CPU
$849.99
$729.99
15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
MSI THINGF6312066 15″
Play 70% of new games on recommended RTX 4050 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$999.00
$855.00
13″
Microsoft Surface RBG-00051 13″
Microsoft Surface RBG-00051 13″
16 GB RAMThinTouchscreenLightweighti7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,699.99
$1,169.99
13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00062 13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00062 13″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreenLightweighti5 CPUHigh resolution
$1,290.00
13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00001 13″
Microsoft Surface R1S-00001 13″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreenLightweighti5 CPUHigh resolution
$1,299.99
$839.00
15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00026 15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00026 15″
16 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,799.99
$1,269.99
15″
Microsoft Surface RFB-00026 15″
Microsoft Surface RFB-00026 15″
8 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,499.99
$1,069.99
15″
Microsoft Surface RKL-00001 15″
Microsoft Surface RKL-00001 15″
32 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$2,399.99
$1,849.99
15″
HP Envy x360 15″
HP Envy x360 15″
2023 modelTrusted brand32 GB RAMThin2-in-1 laptopTouchscreen
$898.00
$883.55
13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
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8 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopTouchscreenLightweight120hz screeni5 CPU
$1,099.99
$790.99
13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
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16 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopTouchscreenLightweight120hz screeni7 CPU
$1,599.99
$1,099.00
15″
HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15″
HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15″
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Trusted brand32 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopAMD CPU
$678.00
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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.

14″
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
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Popular2023 model8 GB RAMThin2-in-1 laptopTouchscreen
$439.99
$374.74
15″
HP 15-dy2718nr
HP 15-dy2718nr
Trusted brand12 GB RAMi7 CPU
$599.95
15″
HP TPN-Q222 15″
HP TPN-Q222 15″
Popular2023 modelTrusted brand32 GB RAMThinTouchscreen
$466.98
$445.00
15″
HP Victus 15
HP Victus 15
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Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$647.00
15″
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
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Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 3050 GPU8 GB RAMi5 CPU
$655.00
$654.00
15″
HP Pavilion 15″
HP Pavilion 15″
2023 modelTrusted brand16 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni3 CPU
$416.38
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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.

15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
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2023 modelTrusted brand8 GB RAMThin
$1,299.00
$1,159.93
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
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2023 modelTrusted brand8 GB RAMThin
$1,299.00
$1,134.00
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
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Trusted brand8 GB RAMLightweighti5 CPUBudget choice
$379.00
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
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Trusted brand8 GB RAMLightweighti5 CPUBudget choice
$389.95
13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
Apple MacBook Air 13″
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Trusted brand8 GB RAMLightweighti5 CPUBudget choice
$439.95
$399.95
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
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Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$1,499.00
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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.