+$The best computer for graphic design in 2020

Best computer for graphic design: Asus ProArt PA90
+$(Image Credit: Asus)

+$This guide is here to help you find the best computer for graphic design. While laptops are becoming increasingly popular, desktop computers remain essential tools for graphic design. This is because they can offer much more power (and are more affordable) by sacrificing portability.

+$The PC market is a big and sometimes bewildering place with all kinds of jargon and specs thrown around, so if you want an easy way to find the best PC for your design work, then this guide to the best computers for graphic design can help make things a lot easier.

+$Best computers for graphic design: Top 5

01. +$Apple iMac with Retina display (2019)
02. Microsoft Surface Studio 2
03. +$Lenovo Yoga A940
04. +$HP Pavilion 590
05. +$Apple Mac Mini
+$Read on for a detailed look at each of our top picks

+$Of course, a powerful computer packed with the latest components can't replace raw talent and hard work when it comes to succeeding in graphic design – but it can certainly help, and the PC's we've picked in this guide to the best computers for graphic design can help you take your work to the next level.

+$While talent and hard work are the key factors behind all good graphic design, a decked out computer behind the artist makes it even better. Make brilliant designs at speed, use new features you may not have had before and excel as a designer with one of the best computers for graphic design.

+$If you're after something you can take along with you when you're working on the road, then check out our pick of the best笔记本电脑的图形设计+$. These brilliant devices are impressively powerful, and can run demanding software, but remember that a desktop can’t be beaten for ergonomics, a bigger display and better all-round value for money. If you don’t need the portability of a laptop, then we’d recommend a desktop for graphic design work. Plus, with黑色星期五和网络星期一2019年+$, you may find some decent price cuts for the best.

+$When using graphic design software such as Photoshop or Illustrator, a desktop computer with four, six or more processing cores, plenty of memory and fast storage will make it possible to apply complex graphical filters to multi-layered, ultra high-resolution documents, without your system slowing you down.

+$For ultimate simplicity and minimal cable mess, you could choose an all-in-one desktop computer, with a built-in screen, speakers and computing hardware in one unit. But for the best flexibility and overall performance, a desktop tower is still the undisputed champion.

+$Here, we've selected our picks for the best computers for graphic design right now. Whether you're a Mac user, Windows devotee or are just looking for the best option on a tight budget, you'll find something in this list that fits exactly what you're looking for the best computers for graphic design.





+$01. Apple iMac with Retina display (2019)

+$This high-end choice is the best computer for graphic design right now

中央处理器:+$4-8 core Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 |显卡:+$AMD Radeon Pro 570X / 580X / Vega 48 |内存:+$8GB - 64GB |存储:+$1-3TB

+$Colour-accurate Display
+$Up to 8 processor cores
+$Expensive Upgrade Prices

+$Apple’s latest iMac+$has been updated in 2019 with new 9th-generation Intel processors that offer up to eight processor cores, making it the best all-in-one computer for graphic design, and a great choice for all kinds of complex image work.

+$Both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch models have brilliant, colour-accurate Retina displays (either 4K or 5K resolution), and AMD Radeon Pro or Vega graphics that will accelerate OpenCL software and plugins. Along with the excellent MacOS software, the iMac offers such a fantastic computing environment for graphic design work, you’ll be amazed at how much performance can be squeezed into such a small space behind the display.

+$While the 21.5-inch model is better value, the iMac is not a cheap option – especially when you add all the extras, such as the largest storage capacities. However, be aware that the 27-inch model lets you make a small saving by installing third-party memory via a slot behind the screen.



+$02. Microsoft Surface Studio 2

用于图形设计的顶级Windows PC

中央处理器:+$Intel Core i7-7820HQ |显卡:+$Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB -GTX 1070 8GB |内存:16GB - 32GB |存储:+$1TB - 2TB SSD

+$Vertical Hinge
+$Powerful Graphics
+$No option of up-to-date Intel processor

微软的Surface Studio 2+$now takes occupies the top slot as the best computer for graphic design. As a fierce rival to Apple’s iMac (number 2 on our list), which badly needs an update, the Surface Studio 2 is an all-in-one that can do a few things the iMac cannot. Its high resolution 28-inch display (4,500 x 3,000) is touch-sensitive, which means it can be used like a giant graphics tablet when you lay it down flat using the hinge at the back. Although Microsoft is still using an older quad-core processor, the rest of the Surface Studio packs a mean punch. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics card options can deliver some excellent performance too, and there’s up to 2TB of SSD storage and 32GB of memory available.


+$(Image Credit: Lenovo)

+$(Image Credit: Lenovo)

+$03. Lenovo Yoga A940

+$A brilliant all-in-one PC for graphic designers

中央处理器:+$3.2GHz Intel Core i7-8700 |显卡:+$AMD Radeon RX 560X (4GB GDDR5) |内存:16GB |存储:+$1TB SSD

+$Adjustable 4K Screen
+$Not the most powerful PC
+$Screen not great in direct sunlight

+$The Lenovo Yoga A940 is one of the best PCs for graphic design thanks to some brilliant features that makes working on this all-in-one PC a dream for designers and digital artists. First, you get a gorgeous 4K screen that can be angled so that it turns into a comfortable (and large) digital canvas. It also includes a stylus, digital creation dial and a wireless charging mat for topping up compatible phones. While the components used aren't as powerful as the ones found in the iMac Pro of Surface Studio 2, they still do a decent job of keeping up with most tasks – and it has enabled Lenovo to price the Yoga A940 very competitively.


+$(Image Credit: HP)

+$(Image Credit: HP)

+$04. HP Pavilion 590

+$An excellent graphic design computer that won’t cost the earth

中央处理器:+$4-8 cores AMD Ryzen 3 / 5 / 7, 4-6 cores Intel Core i3 / i7 |显卡:+$Intel UHD / AMD Vega Pro / Radeon RX550 / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti / 1060 |内存:8GB - 16GB |存储:+$128-256GB SSD, 16GB Intel Optane, 1-2TB HDD

+$Great performance for the money
+$Slightly Bland Appearance
+$No 8-core Intel processor option

+$In the HP Pavilion 590, HP has come up with a great looking, well built and superb value desktop PC that is great for graphic design. With a choice of Intel and AMD Ryzen processors, it’s all about value for money - but without any huge compromise in terms of graphic design capability. Even the astonishingly affordable Pavilion 590 that’s comes with an AMD Ryzen 3 processor will run graphic design software well.

+$The high-end Pavilion 590 model comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor though, an eight core chip that will outperform Intel-powered rigs in some tasks, featuring discrete AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics as well.

Apple Mac mini (2018)

+$05. Apple Mac Mini (2018)

+$This tiny but mighty machine is the most affordable Mac around

中央处理器:+$3.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i3 - 3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 |显卡:+$Intel HD 630 |内存:+$8GB - 64GB |屏幕:+$Sold Separately |存储:+$256GB - 2TB

+$Small Desktop Footprint
+$Powerful Processor
+$No Dedicated Graphics
+$Expensive Storage Upgrade

+$Mac Mini+$is back, in exactly the same small desktop form factor, but now sporting an optional six-core Intel processor that is certain to deliver outstanding Photoshop and Lightroom performance, actually outpacing Apple’s current desktop iMac. Unlike the all-in-ones in this list, you’ll need to connect an external display via the HDMI or Thunderbolt 3 connector. Higher tier storage options are typically astronomical, but you can keep costs down by opting for a modest internal storage capacity (512GB or so) and then using a fast external USB or Thunderbolt hard drive array for your biggest media files. The Mac mini is now the most affordable entry point to owning a Mac.

+$(Image Credit: Asus)

+$06. Asus ProArt PA90

+$An unusual design with top-end specs

中央处理器:+$6-8 core Intel Core i5 / i7 /i9 |显卡:+$8GB - 64GB |内存:+$8-64GB |存储:+$128-512GB SATA SSD, 256GB-512GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD

+$Ultimate Performance
+$Unusual but attractive chassis design
+$Needs two power supplies
+$A Pricey Prospect

+$ProArt PA90+$is the first compact desktop PC from Asus to use branding that until now, has been associated with high quality colour-accurate displays. And the result is an unusually shaped dark blue custom tower, filled with top-end computer parts that makes a dreamy desktop computer for graphic design.

+$Squeezed into the chassis is an ultra-powerful Quadro P4000 graphics card, capable of outputting 4K video to six separate displays. It’s powered by a 9th generation Intel processor with up to 8 cores, up to 64GB of memory, dual M.2 SSDs and a hard disk.

+$Be warned, while compact, it’s not actually that small, and it needs two power supplies. But it certainly features a brilliant specification that’s absolutely capable of even the most demanding graphic design tasks.






+$07. HP Envy 34-inch Curved All-in-One (2018)

设计师的最佳替代Windows PC

中央处理器:2.4GHz Intel Core i7-8700T(六核)|显卡:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 |内存:16GB |屏幕:34英寸WHQD(3,440x1,440)弧形IPS屏幕|存储:+$512GB SSD; 2TB HDD


+$It's hard not to be wowed when you first lay eyes on the monumental 34-inch curved screen of the+$HP Envy All-in-one+$. The ultra-wide QHD (3,440 x 1,440 pixel) LED backlit Micro Edge display is unlike pretty much anything else you'll currently see on the shelves. It's an astonishing amount of room to let your creations breathe, and displays plenty of screen furniture to let you make edits and changes with the utmost convenience. It's like having a dual display, but without the clunky hardware. It's pretty nice for watching films and TV box-sets on your downtime, too. Inside there's 8GB of RAM, a quad-core seventh generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD combination hard drive. This is a top spec for your cash.







+$08. Acer Aspire S24-880 All In One


中央处理器:英特尔酷睿i5-8250U(四核)|显卡:英特尔UHD 620 |内存:8GB-32GB |屏幕:23.8英寸全高清(1920x1080)|存储:+$256GB SSD; 1TB HDD


Aspire S24+$is a gorgeous looking all-in-one that can handle the rigour of graphic design work, but carries a slightly smaller price tag than the competition. The key is the inclusion of an eighth-generation Intel quad-core processor across the range, which will certainly cope well with design software tasks, from editing video and animations to processing complex high resolution images with multiple layers and filters. It has a 1080p, full HD IPS display that carries tiny bezels and is just 6mm thick, with the computer housed in the base, using a very attractive gold and black design that will really stand out on your desk. And as an all-in-one, it has everything a graphic designer will need right out of the box.




+$09. Apple IMac Pro

适用于重型升降平面设计专业人士的最佳电脑 - 价格标签相匹配

中央处理器:Intel Xeon W(8,10,14,18核,2.3 GHz-3.2GHz)|显卡:AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56或Vega 64 |内存:+$32-128GB |屏幕:Retina 5K(5,120x2,880)|存储:+$1TB-4TB SSD


+$Let's be clear: this computer isn't necessary for most of us. The majority of graphic designers simply don't need this amount of power in a machine – and the cost is astronomical. But there's a reason why Apple's newest powerhouse workstation, theIMac Pro+$, is so darn expensive – in fact, there are several. And if you're one of the minority of professional users that need this level of power, and can afford the price tag, this is currently the best machine on the market.

首先,有显示屏 - 令人难以置信的27英寸5,120 x 2,880分辨率显示屏。 Apple表示它可以生产超过10亿种颜色。如果你曾经想过你是否真的看到你的设计是最好的,那么这款iMac的屏幕就像你将要获得的一样真实。结合您选择的8GB或16GB HMB2 AMD Vega显卡,您的作品的全部美感 - 当然还有任何错误或缺陷 - 将以令人眼花缭乱的5K品质出现。这是Apple有史以来最快,最强大的产品。正如您对Apple所期望的那样,人们对外围设备的人体工程学给予了极大的关注。无线Magic Mouse,Magic Trackpad和Magic Keyboard意味着您拥有可以处理的所有控制和细微差别。

对于除了最专业的用户之外的所有用户来说,iMac Pro都是过度杀伤力的。如果您的工作流程不涉及激烈的创作任务,巨大的文件大小,主要编辑或3D渲染速度非常快,您将不需要这么大的功率。 (如果确实如此,但价格标签会排除你,请尝试查看高规格5K IMac)。但是,如果您需要它的功能并且可以证明成本合理,那么iMac Pro对于图形设计师来说是一台令人难以置信的计算机。

+$10. Dell Inspiron 27 7000

+$Edge-to-edge display in a more affordable all-in-one

中央处理器:+$Intel Core i5-i7 / AMD Ryzen |显卡:+$AMD Radeon 580 8GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4TB |内存:+$8GB - 32GB |屏幕:+$27-inch 3840x2160 IPS display |存储:+$1TB HDD; 256GB SSD

+$Edge-to-edge 4K 27" Display
+$Powerful Core Configuration
+$HDMI Input

+$Our final pick in our guide to the best computers for graphic designers is the+$Dell Inspiron 27 7000+$. Dell’s Inspiron line has long been a favourite for Windows-based graphic designers, as they’re not just well built and well specced, but relatively well priced as well. In fact, for less than you pay for an iMac, you can get better graphic design performance, along with that 'Infinity Edge' 4K display, that has almost non-existent bezels. Even the configuration equipped with an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 processor and likely to chew through design applications with ease is relatively affordable, plus there’s an 8GB AMD Radeon graphics card in there too. This is a great choice that doesn’t compromise on quality.