Microsoft Surface Studio in an office

+$Computers are now daily parts of our work lives and if you're working in graphic design, it is more than crucial to have a powerful computer. That's where this guide to the best computers for graphic design comes in.

+$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.

+$While you could choose a平面设计笔记本如果你需要更好的人体工程学设计,更大的显示屏和更多的电力以减少现金,那么你最好选择一个桌面。

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

+$However, there is one small caveat for Apple users. As of early 2019, the iMac is nearing two years since its last update, meaning a new model is (probably) imminent. It didn't appear during Apple’s March event but it is highly likely during WWDC in June.

+$If we are greeted with a brand new iMac it will likely be even stronger in the processor department and rocking a better screen. So it’s no longer top of out list. If you’re considering an iMac desktop for graphic design, we’d suggest waiting just that little bit longer to see if it is announced.

+$Generally speaking though, like most other gadgets out there, the more you pay the better the machine. But if you're on a tighter budget you don't have to lose out – we've picked the best cheap computers for graphic design, too. Read on for our selection of the best desktops out there...



+$01. 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.




+$02. Apple iMac with 4K Retina display (2017)

+$A brilliant all-in-one computer, but the specs are starting to look dated

中央处理器:3.0 GHz Intel Core i5-3.6 GHz Core i7 |显卡:Radeon Pro 555-560 |内存:8GB-16GB |屏幕:21.5英寸Retina 4K(4,096x2,304)|存储:+$1TB HDD-1TB Fusion Drive; 256GB-1TB SSD


+$The 2017 refresh of Apple’s classic21.5英寸iMac+$still ranks highly in our list of best computers for graphic design, but it's no longer in the top spot. That's mainly because it was strangely left out of Apple’s round of 2018 hardware updates, and the most current version is now two years old. It is a superb machine for graphic design, but it now has outdated technology, limited to 7th-generation Intel quad-core processors, and the AMD graphics card is ageing worse than Keith Richards. An update is surely imminent. We’d recommend holding fire until Apple launches a new model this year, or looking towards Apple’s other, more powerful desktops. The+$Mac Mini+$(number 4) now outperforms the iMac, and if your budget can stretch to it, theIMac Pro+$is a powerful thing indeed.






+$03. 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.

Apple Mac mini (2018)

+$04. 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.







+$05. 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.




+$06. 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。

+$07. 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.