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Best Laptops for Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is the industry standard raster graphics editor developed by Adobe.

Laptop Requirements for Adobe Photoshop

The system requirements are lightweight; almost any new laptop will work for running PS.

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: Multicore Intel® or AMD processor (2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later) with 64-bit support
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (version 20H2) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 support 1.5 GB of GPU memory
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling
  • Storage space: 4 GB of available hard-disk space; additional space is required for installation
Recommended:
  • Processor: Multicore Intel® or AMD processor (2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later) with 64-bit support
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (version 20H2) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB or more
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 support 4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater GPUs less than 7 years old. Currently, we don't support testing on GPUs older than 7 years.
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 display or greater at 100% UI scaling
  • Storage space: 16 GB of available hard-disk space; additional space is required for installation Fast internal SSD for app installation Separate internal drive for scratch disks.

Best Windows Laptops for PS

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 PS

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 (2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2 or later) with 64-bit support
  • Operating System: macOS Big Sur (version 11) Installation is blocked on v10.15.x
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB or more
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with Metal support 4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 display or greater at 100% UI scaling
  • Storage space: 16 GB of available hard-disk space; additional space is required for installation Fast internal SSD for app installation Additional high-speed drive(s) or SSD to set up scratch disks

Recommended Macbooks for PS

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 December 7, 2022.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the graphic-design will run on every laptop.