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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.

16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 16″
82XY0032US
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
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 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″
QIL-00001
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″
ENVY
Trusted brand32 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopAMD CPU
$678.00
13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
QLP-00001
32 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopTouchscreenLightweight120hz screeni7 CPU
$2,599.99
$2,049.99
16″
ASUS ROG Strix G16
ASUS ROG Strix G16
G614JV-AS73
Play 80% of new games on recommended RTX 4060 GPU2023 model16 GB RAMi7 CPU
$1,360.88
$1,359.00
13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13″
RYI-00001
16 GB RAM2-in-1 laptopTouchscreenLightweight
$1,899.99
$1,499.99
15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00001 15″
Microsoft Surface RIP-00001 15″
16 GB RAMThinTouchscreeni7 CPUHigh resolution
$1,799.99
$1,299.99
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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.

14″
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
Acer Aspire 3 Spin 14
NX.KN1AA.004
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
TPN-Q279598U1AV
Play 70% of new games on minimum RTX 2050 GPU16 GB RAMAMD CPU
$647.00
15″
MSI GF63 15″
MSI GF63 15″
11263
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:
  • 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.

16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 16″
MRW13LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$2,499.00
$2,299.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX43LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$2,399.00
$2,234.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX33LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$1,999.00
$1,799.00
14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
Apple MacBook M3 Pro 14″
MRX63LL/A
Trusted brand18 GB RAMThin
$1,999.00
$1,799.00
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Z18T0LL/A
Trusted brand16 GB RAMThin
$1,499.00
15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Apple MacBook Air 15″
Trusted brand16 GB RAM
$1,728.00
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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.