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The Best Windows Laptops For Photoshop


1. XOTIC MSI GT62 15″ Dominator Pro 087 – $2,045

When it comes to running Photoshop on Windows, we prefer to use Gaming Laptops due to the robust nature of the machines.

First off, Gaming laptops usually have the better graphics cards, which are perfect for running Photoshop in a Windows environment, and a lot of them, including this MSI GT62, offer two hard drive bays (one for the system, and one for storage). In this laptop specifically, we are very impressed with the 1TB SSD system drive. There’s more than enough speed and power to work on your photos right from the main drive, then when you’re done, move them to the to 1TB secondary storage drive for safekeeping.

  • 15.6″ Full HD eDP IPS-Level (1920×1080 Resolution) Screen with G-Sync Technology
  • 6th Generation Intel® Skylake™ i7-6700HQ (2.6GHz – 3.5GHz, 6MB Intel® Smart Cache) Processor
  • Nvidia GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) Graphics Card (Pascal Architecture)
  • VR Ready! – RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz Upgraded by XOTIC PC
  • M.2: 1TB M.2 Sata SSD (OS Drive)
  • Upgraded by XOTIC PC / HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • WIFI: Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Dual Band Wireless-AC N1535 – 802.11 AC/A/B/G/N Wireless LAN Module + Bluetooth 4.1 [M.2 Chip]
  • Windows 10 Home – 64-Bit (Pre-Installed / No recovery media)
  • 2 Year MSI US and Canada Parts & Labor / 1 Year Global Warranty with Lifetime Tech Support + 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty (Requires Registration within 30 Days from Ship Date)
  • Xotic PC LIFETIME Phone/Email U.S. based technical support / 1 Year Xotic PC Warranty on customized components

Price: $2045

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2. ASUS ROG STRIX 15″ i7 – $1440

The Asus ROG Strix is considerably lower in cost, but you’re not sacrificing a whole lot of Photoshopping power with this Windows laptop. True, you drop down to 16GB RAM, but then again, it’s still more than enough to handle whatever you’re doing in Photoshop. You keep the Core i7 6700HQ processor, so that’s a huge plus. It also has the 1080 HD display. If you don’t need top of the line, consider the Asus ROG Strix for your next Photoshop Laptop.

  • Unmatched Performance with 6th Generation Intel Skylake Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz Processor
  • Immersive Virtual Reality Ready and Stutter-Free Gameplay with GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
  • Boost your Gaming Experience with 16GB DDR4 Memory (supports up to 24GB with four DDR4 slots)
  • Ultra-Smooth and Lag-Free Gameplay with our NVIDIA G-SYNC 15.6-inch Full HD 1080p Display
  • The GL502’s Ultra-Portable Thin and Light profile is just under 1-inch and weighs less than 4.75lbs

Price: $1440

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3. MSI GE62 Apache Pro-014 – $1299

MSI GE62

Another midrange Windows Laptop you might want to consider to do your Photoshop work on would be the MSI GE62. This dual drive laptop offers many of the same specs that the two laptops above offer, which is more than enough to run Photoshop for sure.

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz
  • Hard Drive: 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M 2G GDDR5 
  • Display: 15.6″ Full HD eDP Wide View Angle 1920×1080
  • Special Features: Steel Series Full-color Backlight with Anti-Ghost key + Silver Lining
  • LAN: Killer Gaming Network E2400
  • True Color Technology
  • USB 3.1 Type C

Price: $1299

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4. MSI GE62VR Apache Pro – $1199

 

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MSI GE62VR

The MSI GE62VR Gaming Laptop could be considered the baby brother of the first windows laptop above. Like the GT62, it offers two hard drive bays and the i7 6700HQ processor. The laptop has 16GB RAM and a 128GB M.2 SATA primary drive for the Windows operating system and programs.

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core Processor (2.6-3.5GHz)
  • RAM: 16GB (8GB x2) DDR4 2133MHz
  • Hard Drive: 128GB M.2 SATA + 1TB (7200RPM)
  • Optical Drive: SuperMulti DVD
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX960M 2G GDDR5 
  • Display: 15.6″ Full HD eDP Wide View Angle 1920×1080
  • Special Features: Steel Series Full-color Backlight with Anti-Ghost key + Silver Lining
  • LAN: Killer Gaming Network E2400
  • True Color Technology
  • USB 3.1 Type C

Price: $1199

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Standard Windows Laptops For Photoshop

5. Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK – $799

Dell Inspiron i7559-2512BLK

The Dell i7559 isn’t a gaming laptop, but you’ll see that it offers many of the same features as one. For Photoshop work, the Dell will do everything you need it to, and then some. We like how it still has the dual hard drives (but at the expense of a DVD/CD drive), and that it still has the i7 processor and GTX 960M graphics card.

  • Intel Quad Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Processor; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
  • 8 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 1 TB HDD + 8 GB SSD Hybrid Drive Storage; Optical Drive Not included
  • 15.6 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LED-lit Truelife Screen
  • Windows 10 Operating System; Matte Black featuring Red Chassis
  • Light up your game:Don’t miss a stroke with a backlit keyboard that lets you enjoy your gaming or computer time even at night. And a precision touchpad gives you responsive, accurate gesture support

Price: $799

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6. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-76YK – $699

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-76YK

You probably won’t need to write home about the Acer Aspire E if you happen to get one for Photoshop editing, but this Windows laptop isn’t a bad choice for Photoshop hobbyists or occasional users. While you’ll save a bit of money over the laptops above, the Aspire E has power to spare when running Photoshop with it’s i7 processor and 8GB of DDR4 Ram. Since it only has a single hard drive bay, you might consider buying an external hard drive for storage.

  • 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (Up to 3.1GHz)
  • 15.6-inch Full HD Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB SSD
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Up to 12-hours Battery Life

Price: $699

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