The best laptop for animation

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Three of the best laptops for animation on a green background

(Image credit: Future / Apple / Asus / Dell)

The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: MacBook Pro (2023)
2. Best Windows: ProArt Studiobook
3. Best compact: Dell Precision
4. Budget: MacBook Air 15 (2024)
5. Best 17-inch: Razer Blade 17
6. Duel screen: Asus Zenbook 14
How to choose
How we test

The best laptops for animation need to have enough power for animation software and a display that allows you to see the details of what you're working on. Though this used to mean a bulky device or even desktop PC, nowadays there are sleek, versatile laptops to choose from that can save some desk space and offer more portability.

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer. 

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