The most powerful laptops

Using a powerful laptops can be a game-changer if your creative projects require resource-intensive software. Whether you're rendering frames for a complex 3D animation, editing 8K video, adding dazzling special effects, retouching hi-res photos or any other demanding tasks, a laptop that's lacking in RAM and graphical power can really slow you down. So we've picked out some heavyweights that should be able to handle whatever you through at them, including a powerful gaming laptop.

With the latest silicon inside, todays most powerful laptops are nearly strong enough to stand alongside burly desktops, but have the added advantage of allowing you to work anywhere, be it at home, in the office, or on the move. Our experts have road-tested many of the laptops on this list in rigorous detail, performing both standardised lab test and putting them through their paces with demanding creative software. To find out more about our process, see our guide to how we test laptops.

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for over 15 years, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a managing editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.

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