The best laptops for architects

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Three of the best laptops for architecture on a green background

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

The list in brief ↴
1. Best overall: Asus ProArt
2. Best large: Dell XPS 17
3. Most powerful: MSI Creator Z17
4. 2-in-1: Surface Laptop Studio 2
5. Best MacBook: MacBook Pro 16
6. Best compact: Dell XPS 13
How to choose
How we test

The best laptops for architects need to run resource-intensive design software such as AutoCAD, 3DS Max and SketchUp, sometimes simultaneously. They also need to have enough storage to back up work. And as much of an architect's work is on the go, ideally battery life will be good too.

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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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