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Best Laptops for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is a photo editor gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store, and share your photos.

Laptop Requirements for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

The system requirements are lightweight; almost any modern laptop will work for running Lr.

16gb is a high amount of RAM, which has to be taken to account when choosing a laptop. 8gb is enough if you only want to meet the minimum requirements.

Windows System Requirements

Minimum:
  • Processor: Intel®, AMD, or ARM processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) Version 1909 or later
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB
  • Storage space: 2 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space is required during installation and sync
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 768 display
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 support 2GB of VRAM
Recommended:
  • Processor: Intel®, AMD, or ARM processor with 64-bit support; 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) Version 1909 or later
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB or more
  • Storage space: 2 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space is required during installation and sync
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 display or greater
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 support 4GB of VRAM for 4K or greater displays

Best Windows Laptops for Lr

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

Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-54-79L1
NH.QF6AA.002
$1,031.74
$1,019.00
Lenovo Flex 5 14 2-in-1
Lenovo Flex 5 14 2-in-1
81X20005US
$635.19
Dell G16 7620
Dell G16 7620
6DM28
$2,199.99
$2,197.49
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
VNX-00016
$1,499.00
$631.99
HP Pavilion 15
HP Pavilion 15
660N1UAABA
$949.99
$784.00
ASUS TUF Dash 15
ASUS TUF Dash 15
FX517ZM-AS73
$1,299.99
$1,157.37
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
Lenovo Legion 5 15″
82JW00BDUS
$1,189.99
$899.99
HP ENVY 15″
HP ENVY 15″
$1,429.00
$979.00
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15
G533ZW-AS94
$1,946.89
$1,943.00
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15″
$1,149.98
$949.98
LG gram 14″
LG gram 14″
14T90Q-K.AAB6U1
$1,299.99
$999.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12″
VAT-00001
$959.00
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Budget Windows Laptops for Lr

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

Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
Lenovo IdeaPad 15″
82SB0001US
$899.99
$599.99
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z
Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R74Z
NX.A84AA.005
$529.99
$459.99
HP Pavilion x360 14″
HP Pavilion x360 14″
39K89UAABA
$809.99
$555.48
Microsoft Surface Go 3 10″
Microsoft Surface Go 3 10″
8VA-00001
$525.80
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
Acer Aspire Vero AV15-51-7617 Green
NX.AYCAA.006
$699.99
$529.99
HP 15-dy2024nr
HP 15-dy2024nr
$659.99
$421.30
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Mac System Requirements

Recommended:
  • Processor: Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support or M1 Apple Silicon processor
  • Operating System: macOS Big Sur (version 11) or later
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB recommended
  • Storage space: 2 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space is required during installation and sync Lightroom will not install on case-sensitive file systems or removable flash storage devices
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 display or greater
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with Metal support 4GB of VRAM for 4k or greater displays

Recommended Macbooks for Lr

These laptops meet the system requirements stated by the developer.

Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGT3LL/A
$2,499.00
$1,999.99
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK193LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,299.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGP3LL/A
$1,934.93
$1,909.00
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK183LL/A
$2,499.00
$2,199.00
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 14” (2021)
MKGR3LL/A
$1,948.94
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Apple MacBook Pro 13″
Z16S4LL/A
$1,699.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
MPTT2LL/A-cr
$849.00
$799.99
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
$785.99
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
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$929.00
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
$767.68
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
MPTU2LL/A
$649.95
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
Apple MacBook Pro 16” (2021)
MK1F3LL/A
$2,699.00
$2,399.00
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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.