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10 best laptops for freelance graphics designer in 2020

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1. Dell XPS 15 (2020)

Dell XPS was launched on 13 May 2020 worldwide. It has all types of modern software and even has windows 10 which is perfect for freelance graphic designing. Dell XPS 15 is lightweight and easy to carry around.

This laptop has a 15.6-inch display and also provides a high-resolution display that can help freelance graphic designers in Dubai while designing.

Dell XPS comes with a discrete Nvidia graphics card which is helpful for designers who want the laptop for intensive graphic designing work.

The battery life of this laptop is also excellent and works for up to 5 hours. This will help freelance graphic designers complete long tasks without having to worry about charging the device.

Dell XPS is also comparatively cheaper as it costs AED 6044. Many freelance graphic designers in Dubai have switched to this laptop in 2020.

2. Mac book pro 13 inches (2020)

Graphic designers all around the world prefer their laptops to be portable and easy to carry. The MacBook Pro (13-inch model) is a better option for designers who have to travel a lot.

It comes with Intel processors and has faster RAM in comparison to its previous models. This laptop is also incredibly smooth and can handle any huge graphic design application or software.

This model of MacBook also has a new type of keyboard with a svelte body. However, the Macbook Air model has only one problem. This model doesn’t have a GPU which would be necessary if you have to do intensive graphic designing work.

But overall the pro model is best for all kinds of graphic designing work. A lot of freelance graphic designers in Dubai, which could be found on Bawabba, use the MacBook Pro for their projects. The prices of MacBook pro in Dubai start from AED 9000.

3. Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a 2-in-1 laptop. It is one of the best laptops for graphic design. It has 16 GB RAM and a Coffee Lake Core i7-8650 processor.

This laptop also has a long-lasting battery life of up to 10 hours, according to some estimates, and comes with a crisp display in a variety of different colors.

This laptop can be used for multi-tasking as well. People can use this for photo/video editing and graphic designing at the same time.

It also has unique options like a Surface Pen and a Surface dial which helps them to perform and operate the device smoothly. This laptop is available for AED 4035. It is the best for freelance Graphic designers in Dubai as it has numerous helpful features.

4. Lenovo Think Pad 1

Lenovo thinks pad 1 is one of the most powerful devices and this laptop is specially made for graphic designers.

This laptop has the software of an Intel Xeon processor and Nvidia p2000 graphics. This laptop also has 64GB memory which is more than enough for installing graphic designing software. It also allows Adobe RGB coverage.

It is extremely expensive and the prices of this model start from AED 9500. Freelance graphic designers in Dubai are mostly unable to afford laptops this expensive. But, once it is bought, there’s nothing else needed.

5. Dell Precision 3540

This laptop is also preferred by graphic designers and costs around AED 7130.

This laptop is special because it has all types of advanced tools and applications like photoshop and lightroom. It comes with an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor and a 1080P display.

Dell Precision also has a 2GB graphics card, which will aid the freelancers in making 3D designs. It also has a storage of 256GB and all the applications can be easily downloaded and would not lag.

6. Huawei MateBook X pro

Huawei MateBook is similar to Apple MacBook but at a cheaper rate. Although Huawei is not a well-known brand, it has improved quite a lot. Huawei has used modern software in MateBook X. Graphic designers might not get these features in any other model at the same price.

Huawei MateBook X Pro is an amazing quality laptop designed with a stunning screen. The resolution is incredible on this laptop.

Most of the functions of MateBook pro are the same as the MacBook but its price is AED 8340 while the prices of the MacBook start from AED 9000. This laptop is best for designers who want modern features at affordable rates.

7. HP ZBook Studio G4 Dream Colour

HP ZBook is also a recommended laptop for graphic designers. This laptop has 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD. It also has Nividia Quadro M1200 dedicated graphics chip with 4GB VRAM. It comes with a 15.6-inch 4k dream color display.

This laptop also has good quality speakers in case you need to work on a video or an animation. It also has a fingerprint scanner that would lock your work safely.

This laptop is very expensive and the rates start from AED 8239. Only graphic designers with a huge budget can afford this laptop.

8. Apple MacBook Air (2020)

MacBook Air 2020 has a few new updates as compared to other laptop brands. This model of MacBook Air has a better retina display which is good for graphic designing software.

While all other laptops of 2020 have a 10th-generation processor, MacBook Air still has 8th-generation processors. This could be a deal-breaker for some people. Still, a lot of people use the MacBook Air for their light graphic design work.

9. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3

This laptop is one of the best options for freelance graphic designers. This laptop comes with boosted hardware for better performance and has an elegantly designed body.

Even the lowest-end models of this laptop have enough space to run software like photoshop and illustrator. This laptop also has a pen with which you can directly draw on the screen. This laptop is very affordable when compared to other laptops as it only costs AED 3976.

Freelance graphic designers in Dubai have been using this laptop for a while now and also have given good reviews on this.

10. HP ZBook X2.

Hp ZBook X2 is pretty expensive relative to the other laptops on the list. But it might be useful for graphic designers who have tons of daily assignments. All the applications needed for graphic designing are Pre-installed on this laptop. And it saves them time and money to buy the software again.

This laptop has 32GB RAM and Nvidia Quadro graphics which are helpful for graphic designers. However, this laptop is a little heavy and it would be difficult to carry it around.

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