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Best Laptops for Photoshop

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

Laptop Requirements for 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 21H2) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 (feature level 12_0 or later) 1.5 GB of GPU memory GPUs less than 7 years old (update display drivers from the GPU manufacturer's website). Currently, we don't support testing on GPUs older than 7 years
  • Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 display at 100% UI scaling
  • Storage space: 20 GB of available hard-disk space
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 21H2) or later; LTSC versions are not supported
  • Memory (RAM): 16 GB or more
  • Graphics Processing Unit: GPU with DirectX 12 support (feature level 12_0 or later) 4 GB of GPU memory for 4k displays and greater
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 display or greater at 100% UI scaling
  • Storage space: 100 GB of available hard disk space 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.

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 PS

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: ARM-based Apple Silicon processor
  • Operating System: macOS Ventura (version 13.5.1) 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: 100 GB of available hard disk space 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.

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 April 20, 2024.
These recommendations are based on technical details and requirements. We can't guarantee that the graphic-design will run on every laptop.